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Would like this function to be made to work like a MID function, but in reverse.

Posted on 2016-10-27
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I have a number of cells like this:
a2= Text to Columns - Data > Data Tools > Text to Columns
The number of dashes vary before the > symbol, but I always want to pull the data from the end of the cell up to the dash.

The function would work like this: FromEnd("-",a2) and it would return
- Data > Data Tools > Text to Columns

I could then use Mid to select after the dash.

Function Reverse(str As String) As String
    Reverse = StrReverse(Trim(str))
End Function
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Put this in a code module

Function GetDash(r As Range) As String

Dim intPos As Integer

intPos = InStrRev(r, "-")

GetDash = Mid(r, intPos - 1)
End Function

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Usage:
=GetDash(A2)
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by:Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)
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You may use inbuilt functions to get the desired output.
Please try this....
=TRIM(RIGHT(SUBSTITUTE(A2,"-",REPT(" ",LEN(A2))),LEN(A2)))

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by:Alex Campbell
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Thanks, works great.
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by:Martin Liss
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