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Old June 23rd 05, 07:18 PM
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Hello everyone
Hope someone can help with this question....

I have a field containing a text string, for exampe: "1 : 1.3".
I want to be able to extract the 1.3 and show it in a separate column
using a function. Is this possible ?

The characters before the " : " can be any string length, but following
the ":" the number I want to extract is always 2 places behind the " :
".
Does this make sense ?
Hope it does, and thanks for your help !
Amy xx


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AmyTaylor Wrote:
Hello everyone
Hope someone can help with this question....

I have a field containing a text string, for exampe: "1 : 1.3".
I want to be able to extract the 1.3 and show it in a separate column
using a function. Is this possible ?

The characters before the " : " can be any string length, but following
the ":" the number I want to extract is always 2 places behind the " :
".
Does this make sense ?
Hope it does, and thanks for your help !
Amy xx


Assuming your text is entered in Cell A1, your formula is

=MID(A1,FIND(\":\",A1)+1,255)


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Hey, thanks for your reply, many thanks - it works perfectly.

Amy xx


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Thank you for the feedback ... just glad that I can help.

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