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    Formula to pull specific information from a cell with unrequired info (lots of it)

    Hi all, I have a spreadsheet where the first cell in my row contains the information I need, but also contains over 400 words/characters that I don't need and the information I need is never in the same position. The info I need is a reference number that starts with 19.

    Also, I'm no good with VBA's :-( I really hopeful for a formula I can paste into column B and drag it down, as the full version of the report may have up to 50 rows.
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    Re: Formula to pull specific information from a cell with unrequired info (lots of it)

    Is the reference# always 8 digits? Try this in cell B10:

    =MID(A10,SEARCH("referencenumber (19",A10,1)+17,8)
    You can then drag it down as far as you need.

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