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    UDF that performs like google sheets SPLIT function

    Hi All

    I asked about this in the excel formula forum and they have pointed me here.

    Basically I have the following formula working well in google sheets
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    breaking it down - the if statement is there only to make the cell blank and pretty before there is anything populated in the cell, the cell I9 is usually one word but sometimes it is 2 and those words are split by a / and spaces on either side (so looks like Charm / Tenacity or similar).

    IF there are 2 words I would like the UDF to vlookup both words and figure out the value associated with those words and use the highest value when compared to each other and then add these with a value in H9 that is populated via other means.

    Here is a link to the workbook with the working cells as done in google docs
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    And I have attached the file in question as well.

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: UDF that performs like google sheets SPLIT function

    Did you try the one I suggested in the other thread?
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    I know it was very simple, but it should behave very similarly to Google's SPLIT() function.
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    Re: UDF that performs like google sheets SPLIT function

    Sorry I misread your post in the other forum. Just woke up and before coffee and read it as that it might work and I should look more into it not that it was probably going to work ...

    Ok so I've put that into a module in the workbook but yes I am very new to UDF's as this is the first. That tutorial you linked, like so many others is a great explanation but also clear as mud when talking something specific which I am asking for help with... I have used VBA in the past but definitely not proficient with it and don't really know where to start (hence the wanting to avoid it in the first place).

    You said that once the module is inserted the the function would be entered =SplitUDF(arg1,arg2) as a horizontal array function (ctrl-shift-enter) across as many cells as needed.

    Can you please explain this a little more? as in how to implement this in my worksheet. Is this going to then form part of my formula on the sheet itself (ie. =max(vlookup(SplitUDF( )) and if so what would that formula look more like?

    Sorry I am not a programmer nor have I ever claimed to be and most of the formulaic content of that workbook I have entered is very basic indeed.

    Thanks once again for your help.

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    Re: UDF that performs like google sheets SPLIT function

    You said that once the module is inserted the the function would be entered =SplitUDF(arg1,arg2) as a horizontal array function (ctrl-shift-enter) across as many cells as needed.
    Can you please explain this a little more?
    This UDF will return an array, so it will be used much like the LINEST() and FREQUENCY() and other array functions that return multiple values. If I have "abc/def" in A1 and want to have the output in B1:C1, I select B1:C1, enter the formula =SplitUDF(A1,"/") and confirm with ctrl-shift-enter. B1 contains "abc" and C1 contains "def".

    From there, it will be about combining and nesting functions. I know that UDF's sometimes behave differently from built in functions when nested into MAX() type array functions, so there may need to be some further adaptation.

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