I want to remove all the characters from a string expect whatever character is between a certain set of characters. So for example I have the input of Grade:2/2014-2015 and I want the output of just the grade, 2.
I’m thinking that I need to use the FIND function to grab whatever is between the : and the / , this also needs to work with double characters such 10 however I believe that it would work so long as the defining values with the FIND function are correct.
Unfortunately I am totally lost on this when using the FIND function however if there is another function that would work better I could probably figure it out myself if I knew what function.
It’s not particularly elegant but
=MID(A1,FIND(":",A1)+1,FIND("/",A1) - FIND(":",A1) - 1) would work.
MID takes start and length,
FIND returns the index of a given character.
As pointed out, “Grade:” is fixed length so the following would work just as well:
=MID(A1,7,FIND("/",A1) - 7)
You could use LEFT() to remove “Grade:”
And then use and then use LEFTB() to remove the year.
Look at this link here. This is the way I would go about it.
=SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(C4, “Grade:”, “”), “/2014-2015”, “”)
where C4 is the name of your cell.