# Excel formulas for extract (VBA)

Hi

I need excel formula or VBA.

I need extract between "MeContext=" and  ","  result should be in B1=CLWRFLSRBBU04124

and same need to be extract between "EFDD=" and "," result should be in C1=CLWRFLSRBB434411

A1=Frame=r,SubNetwork=Tam,MeContext=CLWRFLSRBBU04124,ME=1,EF=1,EFDD=CLWRFLSRBB434411,ER=8565
B1 = CLWRFLSRBBU04124
C1 = CLWRFLSRBB434411
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Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
Hi Vijay,

Try below in B1:
``````=MID(\$A1,SEARCH("MeContext=",\$A1)+10,SEARCH(",ME=",\$A1)-SEARCH("MeContext=",\$A1)-10)
``````
And below in C1:
``````=MID(\$A1,SEARCH("EFDD=",\$A1)+5,SEARCH(",ER=",\$A1)-SEARCH("EFDD=",\$A1)-5)
``````
Extract-Text-Between-Two-Text.xlsx
Author Commented:
Hi Shums,

Thanks you for your contribution, but  in formula comma (,) only is constant in position of  ",ME=" and ",ER=" , So ME= & ER= will be variable one.

So is possible to extract between  "MeContext=" and  "," only?
Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
Hi Vijay,

You can extract 16 digit number after "MeContext=" with below formula:
``````=MID(\$A1,SEARCH("MeContext=",\$A1)+10,16)
``````
And 16 digit number after "EFDD=" with below formula:
``````=MID(\$A1,SEARCH("EFDD=",\$A1)+5,16)
``````
Extract-Text-Between-Two-Text_v2.xlsx
Commented:
Hi,

you can extract the text with this formula:
``````=SUBSTITUTE(LEFT(MID(\$A\$1,FIND(A3,\$A\$1)+LEN(A3),LEN(\$A\$1)-FIND(A3,\$A\$1)),FIND(",",MID(\$A\$1,FIND(A3,\$A\$1)+LEN(A3),LEN(\$A\$1)-FIND(A3,\$A\$1)))),",","")
``````

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Commented:
...and if like to use VBA....

``````Function extract(ori As String, toExtract As String) As String
Dim st() As String

st = Split(ori, ",")
For Each s In st
If InStr(1, s, toExtract) > 0 Then
extract = Split(s, "=")(1)
Exit Function
End If
Next
End Function
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