Hi all, I am trying to use a Left formula to extract the first several characters of a variable string. A few examples of these values will be:

20B1

20B2

20B3

21B1

21D2

21D43

101B1

101B2

101D3

I want to determine the numbers preceding the first letter (only the letters "B" and "D" are used) but number of preceding characters varies.

Assuming my data is in A column, I am trying to use something like this formula: =LEFT(A1,FIND("B",A1)-1) to return the numbers before the "B" (e.g. "20", "21", and "101").

This works perfectly, except for the fact that my cell values contain both the letter "B" AND the letter "D" and I need to find the values for all cells.

Is there any way of doing something like =LEFT(A1,FIND("B" or "D",A1)-1) or something that could return the numbers preceding the first alphabetical character...?

Thanks!

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