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    Extracting multiple numbers in alphanumeric string

    Hi All,

    I need help extracting multiple numbers in an alphanumeric string.

    Example:

    A) Gift Set -- 3.4 oz Eau De Toilette Spray + 3 oz After Shave Balm + 2.75 oz Deodorant Stick + .25 oz Mini EDT Spray
    B) Gift Set -- 4 oz Eau De Cologne Spray + 1 oz Eau De Cologne Spray
    C) Gift Set -- 1.7 oz Eau De Toilette Spray + 1.7 oz Body Lotion + 1.7 oz Shower Gel
    D) Gift Set -- 3.4 oz Eau De Toilette Spray + 4.4 oz Shower Gel
    E) Gift Set -- 3.4 oz Cologne Spray + 3.3 oz Hair & Body Wash + 2.5 oz Deodorant Stick + 3 oz Soap

    Prefered results:

    A) 3.4, 3, 2.75, .25
    B) 4,1
    C) 1.7, 1.7, 1.7
    D) 3.4,4.4
    E) 3.4, 3.3, 2.5, 3

    I want to extract the numbers so I could add them. If there's a way to bypass the extraction, it'd be better.

    I'd appreciate any help. Thanks!

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    Re: Extracting multiple numbers in alphanumeric string

    Wrong reply!!
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    Re: Extracting multiple numbers in alphanumeric string

    Hi,

    try this ARRAY formula into B1 for A:

    =SUM(MID(A1;LARGE(ISNUMBER(--MID(A1;ROW($1:$140);1))*
    ROW($1:$140);ROW($A$1:INDEX($A:$A;COUNT(--MID(A1;ROW($1:$140);1)))));1)*
    10^(ROW(INDEX($1:$140;COUNT(--MID(A1;ROW(INDEX($1:$140;1;1):
    INDEX($1:$140;LEN(A1);1));1));1):INDEX($1:$140;1;1))-1))

    it will add all the numbers together, however I'm not sure how to proceed further, perhaps others will :-)

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    Re: Extracting multiple numbers in alphanumeric string

    Don't ask... This is truly horrendous, especially for the 4th numerical entry.

    It will work PROVIDING the 1st number is preceded by a -- and that subsequent numbers are preceded by a +. Otherwise it goes belly up.
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    Re: Extracting multiple numbers in alphanumeric string

    Minor adjustment to the above attachment -removing redundant & potentially confusing cells.
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    Re: Extracting multiple numbers in alphanumeric string

    Here is my horrendous formula that returns all the elements into 1 cell separated by commas.

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    This is the result:
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    Re: Extracting multiple numbers in alphanumeric string

    If you are open to a VBA solution, please find the attached sheet to see if this works as per your requirement.
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    Re: Extracting multiple numbers in alphanumeric string

    Or maybe a UDF (by DonkeyOte)

    1. Copy code below
    2. Press Alt and F11 on your keyboard to open VB Editor
    3. Click on Insert and select Module
    4. Paste code into Module and close VB Editor.

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    user formula in B1

    =SUBSTITUTE(TRIM(NumberOnly(A1))," ",", ")

    A
    B
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    A) Gift Set -- 3.4 oz Eau De Toilette Spray + 3 oz After Shave Balm + 2.75 oz Deodorant Stick + .25 oz Mini EDT Spray 3.4, 3, 2.75, .25
    2
    B) Gift Set -- 4 oz Eau De Cologne Spray + 1 oz Eau De Cologne Spray 4, 1
    3
    C) Gift Set -- 1.7 oz Eau De Toilette Spray + 1.7 oz Body Lotion + 1.7 oz Shower Gel 1.7, 1.7, 1.7
    4
    D) Gift Set -- 3.4 oz Eau De Toilette Spray + 4.4 oz Shower Gel 3.4, 4.4
    5
    E) Gift Set -- 3.4 oz Cologne Spray + 3.3 oz Hair & Body Wash + 2.5 oz Deodorant Stick + 3 oz Soap 3.4, 3.3, 2.5, 3
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    Re: Extracting multiple numbers in alphanumeric string

    Quote Originally Posted by AlKey View Post

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    user formula in B1

    =SUBSTITUTE(TRIM(RemoveTxt(A1))," ",", ")
    Looks like a conflict in the function name.
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    Re: Extracting multiple numbers in alphanumeric string

    @Tony Valko

    Thank you Tony for catching it. I was experimenting with two very similar udfs and copied wrong formula. Error as has been corrected now.

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    Re: Extracting multiple numbers in alphanumeric string

    didn't work. thanks though

    Quote Originally Posted by Amik555 View Post
    Hi,

    try this ARRAY formula into B1 for A:

    =SUM(MID(A1;LARGE(ISNUMBER(--MID(A1;ROW($1:$140);1))*
    ROW($1:$140);ROW($A$1:INDEX($A:$A;COUNT(--MID(A1;ROW($1:$140);1)))));1)*
    10^(ROW(INDEX($1:$140;COUNT(--MID(A1;ROW(INDEX($1:$140;1;1):
    INDEX($1:$140;LEN(A1);1));1));1):INDEX($1:$140;1;1))-1))

    it will add all the numbers together, however I'm not sure how to proceed further, perhaps others will :-)

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    Re: Extracting multiple numbers in alphanumeric string

    2nd-4th number seem okay but i have a problem with the first number... instead of 3.4, it shows 4.

    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn Kennedy View Post
    Minor adjustment to the above attachment -removing redundant & potentially confusing cells.

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    Re: Extracting multiple numbers in alphanumeric string

    This is the solution. I had to double check for some word inclusion, minimal errors nonetheless. Great job! Thanks a lot!


    Quote Originally Posted by newdoverman View Post
    Here is my horrendous formula that returns all the elements into 1 cell separated by commas.

    Formula: copy to clipboard
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    This is the result:

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    Re: Extracting multiple numbers in alphanumeric string

    Thank you for the feedback!

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