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How to adapt this custom Excel 2010 function to use for other character than just dash?

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I had this question after viewing Would like this function to be made to work like a MID function, but in reverse..

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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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
ID: 41864184
Function GetDash(r As Range, s as string) As String
        Dim intPos As Integer
        intPos = InStrRev(r, s)
        GetDash = Mid(r, intPos - 1)
End Function


and call it like

=getdash(a1,"@")
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by:Martin Liss
ID: 41864185
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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Change the "-" in line 3 to something else or
Function GetDash(r As Range) As String
        Dim intPos As Integer
        Dim strChar As String

        strChar = Inputbox("Enter desired character")
        intPos = InStrRev(r, strChar)
        GetDash = Mid(r, intPos - 1)
End Function

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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
ID: 41864207
You can improve this to

Function GetDash(r As Range, Optional s As String = "-") As String
        Dim intPos As Integer
        intPos = InStrRev(r, s)
        GetDash = Mid(r, intPos - 1)
End Function


so dash (-) is the default value if the second argument is not given
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by:Martin Liss
ID: 41864210
Nice idea Syed.
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by:[ fanpages ]
ID: 41864231
Note: If the String variable s does not exist within String variable r &, hence, intPos will be zero (0), then the following statement will produce a run-time error:

GetDash = Mid(r, intPos - 1)
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by:Alex972
ID: 41864424
I added these different functions to a module where I have a working function.
I tried the dash and other values, but I only get #VALUE! or blank.
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Alex972 earned 0 total points
ID: 41866107
I appreciate the solutions suggested, but I searched elsewhere and found this:

Function Reverse(str As String) As String
    Reverse = StrReverse(Trim(str))
End Function

I like this because it can be used with MID, REPLACE and SUBSTITUTE.

A1 formula =reverse(MID(reverse(B1),1,FIND("-",reverse(B1))-2))
A1 results   =Formulas > Formula Auditing > Trace Precedents      

B1 value     =Show arrows that indicate what cells affect the value of the currently selected cell. - Formulas > Formula Auditing > Trace Precedents
reverse-mid.jpg
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by:Alex972
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The functions that were submitted didn't work for me.  I searched other sites and found a workable solution.
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