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    Function like MID, but for formula, not result

    Following situation occurs with an export File used for calculations. Calculations may contain up to 2000 rows.

    I want to determine from each row (preferable with a function) whether the row is for a main-title or subtitle. All Positions are Named "NORMAL" in Column A, Both Main-title and Subtitles are named "Bereich" in Column A. The Subtitle-cells have in common that the Function SUM is being used in Column B, For Main Titles Additions are being used.
    Column A /Column B
    BEREICH /=AU4+AU36
    BEREICH /=SOM(AU7:AU35)
    NORMAL /=D7*F7
    NORMAL /=D8*F8

    I am looking for something like =IF(MID(B2;1;3)="SUM";"SUBTITLE";"") But this just works for text, not for searching within a formula.
    Apart from pasting the formula as text, is there another way to solve this?

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    Re: Function like MID, but for formula, not result

    Why don't you just look to see if the previous cell contains BEREICH? If your data starts on row 1 then you can't do this for that row, but put this formula in a cell on row 2:

    =IF(AND(A2="Bereich",A3="Bereich"),"Main Title",IF(AND(A2="Bereich",A1="Bereich"),"Sub Title",""))

    then copy down.

    Hope this helps.

    Pete

    EDIT: Just noticed that your profile states that you are in Holland - you will probably need to change the commas to semicolons.

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    Re: Function like MID, but for formula, not result

    @Pete Unfortunately, by exemption there might be an explanation Row in between (sometimes even more). In that case it wouldn't work, or the code would contain quite a few exemptions.

    In the mean time I found this website http://dmcritchie.mvps.org/excel/formula.htm

    the following code is all I needed:
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    Re: Function like MID, but for formula, not result

    Okay, glad you found something that works for you.

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    Re: Function like MID, but for formula, not result

    For information, you can do it without using a UDF, I can think of at least 3 ways.
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    If the way that the sheet is created could be changed then you could use the fact that the subtotal function will not evaluate the total of another subtotal with something like.
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    Although that would be prone to inaccuracy from empty / zero value cells.

    The 3rd way would be to invoke GET.CELL from a named range, but I don't have a reference list for the parameters, if I find one later I'll update.

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