I am looking for a formula to remove ID numbers from an Excel Spreadsheet

Hi Excel Experts,

I have a spreadsheet with a column named "Event".   "Event" has about 300 rows in it with data that look like this:


In some cases the numbers have 3 digits, in some they have 2 digits

I want to remove the digits before the semicolon.  Also the semi colon should be removed.

The end result would have data that looks like this



I'm using Microsoft Office 365

I'd appreciate any solutions you can give me.


Rowby GorenAsked:
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Please can post a sample file showing before and after (Column A and Column B perhaps).


Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
Assuming your string is in A2, then try this...


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Rowby GorenAuthor Commented:
Hi Alan and Subodh

Attached is a snippet of the spreadsheet.
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Wayne Taylor (webtubbs)Commented:
=MID(A1, FIND(";", A1)+1, 999)
Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
Did you try the formula I suggested?
Ryan ChongBusiness Systems Analyst , ex-Senior Application EngineerCommented:
you probably no need to use formula to split the text content.

have you used the Data > Text to Columns feature before?

How to split text by space/comma/delimiter in Excel?
Rowby GorenAuthor Commented:
Hi Subodh

Yes, I tried your solution and it worked.   So I am going to award you the points.

Thanks everyone
Rowby GorenAuthor Commented:
I guess I should have given some points to the others, including Ryan Chong for his information.  But I didn't see Ryan Chong's comment before awarding the points.  Not sure if the points can be adjusted.

But in any case thanks everyone.
Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
You're welcome Rowby! Glad it worked.
Thanks for the feedback.
Ryan ChongBusiness Systems Analyst , ex-Senior Application EngineerCommented:
But I didn't see Ryan Chong's comment before awarding the points.  Not sure if the points can be adjusted.

seems that you haven't closed this question.

so you can always add assisted answer(s) if you found it's useful.

if you're not aware of how to do this, you can refer to below:

How do I accept multiple comments as my solution?
Rowby GorenAuthor Commented:
I approve of the close request and the awarding of the points.    Thanks everyone!
Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
The chosen answers resolved the question.
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