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    Pulling data from a cell.

    Good afternoon, im new here, not sure if this is the best place to ask this question but here it goes

    Example of text in cell B1:

    :{"trend":"neutral","price":164},"today":{"trend":"positive","price":"+4"},"members":"false","day30":{"trend":"negative","change":"-

    i would need to pull out the "164" above into cell B2.

    can anyone explain this to me?

    Thank you in advance!

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    Re: Pulling data from a cell.

    Will it always be in that place, i.e. inside the first {...}, just inside the close bracket? Will it always be 3 digits? If so, you could try this in B2:

    =MID(B1,FIND("}",B1)-3,3)*1

    The *1 at the end will convert the text value that MID returns into a number - leave it off if you want the text value instead.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Pulling data from a cell.

    yes this worked perfectly for my b1 cell! Thank you so much!

    the next cell i have has the value "1,871" to pull out in the same place.

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    Re: Pulling data from a cell.

    In that case you have 5 characters, so change the 3 (twice) to 5 in the formula.

    If you have more data then you should give us some examples of the data that you are dealing with, perhaps by attaching an Excel workbook - the FAQ describes how to.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Pulling data from a cell.

    example.xlsx

    Here is my attempt at uploading an example file. Thank you for your patience.

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    Re: Pulling data from a cell.

    Enter this formula in C2 and pull it down

    =IFERROR(LOOKUP(10^308,--MID(B1,MIN(SEARCH({0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9},B1&1/17,FIND("price",B1))),ROW(B$1:B$99))),"")

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    Re: Pulling data from a cell.

    Perfect! these work great! would you be able to explain the formula you posted in sections, as to what each function means? so i can decipher how to apply it to other situations?

    Thank you!

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    Re: Pulling data from a cell.

    The SEARCH function is searching for the text that looks like numbers. The ROW( part is to allow to adjust the number of characters.
    The LOOKUP(10^308 is trying to find the numeric value of the position of the first numeric value in the string after the word "price"

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    Re: Pulling data from a cell.

    Thank you very much! Have a wonderful day

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    Re: Pulling data from a cell.

    one more quick question, how do i ask that formula to pull the value after the 2nd "price" marked in green on my example sheet.

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    Re: Pulling data from a cell.

    Quote Originally Posted by L0st View Post
    one more quick question, how do i ask that formula to pull the value after the 2nd "price" marked in green on my example sheet.
    This should give you a number after the next "price"

    In D2 and copy down

    =IFERROR(LOOKUP(10^308,--MID(B1,MIN(SEARCH({0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9},B1&1/17,FIND("price",B1,FIND("price",B1)+4))),ROW(B$1:B$99))),"")

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    Re: Pulling data from a cell.

    Excellent! that's exactly what I needed

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    Re: Pulling data from a cell.

    so sorry for the continuous questions, you have helped me so much today! I will add reputation again when i can

    in the formula you linked me,

    =IFERROR(LOOKUP(10^308,--MID(B7,MIN(SEARCH({0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9},B7&1/17,FIND("price",B7,FIND("price",B7)+4))),ROW(B$1:B$99))),"")

    how can i add in a variable to show if the number is positive or negative?

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    Re: Pulling data from a cell.

    Try this formula which will add "-" to the negative number.

    =IFERROR(LOOKUP(10^308,--MID(B1,FIND("price",B1,FIND("price",B1)+4)+8,ROW(B$1:B$99))),"")
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    Re: Pulling data from a cell.

    Everything works perfectly! Thanks again!

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