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    Need a formula (or VBA) which extracts keywords containing an underscore "_" in cell value

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    I need some assistance with either a) creating a custom-formula or b) using some VBA or macro which will extract all *entire* words that include an underscore ("_") in a cell.

    The cell values include carriage returns as well as duplicate occurrences of a particular keyword. Below shows and example of the raw data, the output of the keywords (w/ duplicates) as well as the string output without duplicates.

    Ideally, I would like to get to the output of the "2nd string" (w/o duplicates). Also, each "found keyword" should be separated by a semi-colon (or comma).

    My question: How can the output below accomplished via a formula or VBA? I have included a sample XLS containing 3 different example strings (with different lengths) and their associated outputs.

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    Re: Need a formula (or VBA) which extracts keywords containing an underscore "_" in cell v

    Give this macro a try...
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    Re: Need a formula (or VBA) which extracts keywords containing an underscore "_" in cell v

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    Re: Need a formula (or VBA) which extracts keywords containing an underscore "_" in cell v

    Rick -- wow... your solution is very, very close...

    I did a compare between my manual output and the macro ouput. Here's what I noted.

    1. The macro is case sensitive... that is, "pers_1st_line_supervisor" AND "PERS_1ST_LINE_SUPERVISOR" was output by the macro. Is there a way we can ignore the macro being case-sensitive and, therefore, drop either "pers_1st_line_supervisor" OR "PERS_1ST_LINE_SUPERVISOR"?

    2. Also, for some reason, cell A2 also include the keyword "field_name". Unless I'm mistaking, it appears this word was not picked up by the macro. If so, do you know why that's the case?

    Standing by in hopes we can could it to remove case-sensitivity to get a distinct list regard of lower/upper case.

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    Re: Need a formula (or VBA) which extracts keywords containing an underscore "_" in cell v

    I apologize for cross-posting... I will ensure to only choose one forum the next time.

    https://www.mrexcel.com/board/thread...value.1162629/

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    Re: Need a formula (or VBA) which extracts keywords containing an underscore "_" in cell v

    I put my code back in its original message... that code is now case insensitive.

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    Re: Need a formula (or VBA) which extracts keywords containing an underscore "_" in cell v

    AliGW -- my apologies... I provided the link. Would you please re-post Rick's solution as well as my follow-up question. Thank you!

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    Re: Need a formula (or VBA) which extracts keywords containing an underscore "_" in cell v

    Quote Originally Posted by skydivetom View Post
    AliGW -- my apologies... I provided the link. Would you please re-post Rick's solution as well as my follow-up question. Thank you!
    I already restored my solution with the change you wanted (see Message #5 first).

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    Re: Need a formula (or VBA) which extracts keywords containing an underscore "_" in cell v

    Thank you, Rick... your solution is perfect. Final question... is there any chance you could include some comments as to, e.g, the ForLoop and With function "do" during the VBA. Always like to have some understanding as to how the code operates. THOUSAND THANKS IN ADVANCE!

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    Re: Need a formula (or VBA) which extracts keywords containing an underscore "_" in cell v

    Quote Originally Posted by skydivetom View Post
    AliGW -- my apologies... I provided the link. Would you please re-post Rick's solution as well as my follow-up question. Thank you!
    Iíve restored yours, but Rickís was never removed.

    Cross posting is allowed, but only if you are completely upfront about it abd provide links. Rads the rules page, please. Thanks.

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    Re: Need a formula (or VBA) which extracts keywords containing an underscore "_" in cell v

    Quote Originally Posted by AliGW View Post
    Iíve restored yours, but Rickís was never removed.
    I had removed it after I saw your Administrative Note message, then I restored it with the requested fix after the OP posted his link.

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    Rick -- thank you... the solution is perfect.

    In the event you didn't get a chance to see my last response, is there any chance you could help me better understand the solution by adding some comments?

    Thank you

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    Re: Need a formula (or VBA) which extracts keywords containing an underscore "_" in cell v

    Quote Originally Posted by skydivetom View Post
    ...is there any chance you could help me better understand the solution by adding some comments?
    See if this helps...
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    Re: Need a formula (or VBA) which extracts keywords containing an underscore "_" in cell v

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    Re: Need a formula (or VBA) which extracts keywords containing an underscore "_" in cell v

    Rick - thank you so much for posting the comments... I truly appreciate it.

    Btw, I posted a follow-up question (for data cleanup) in another post. Here's the link... in case you might be willing to offer additional insights for the follow-up question.

    https://www.excelforum.com/excel-pro...ml#post5477387

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    Re: Need a formula (or VBA) which extracts keywords containing an underscore "_" in cell v

    Bo_Ry - I appreciate your feedback, too. I downloaded the example but... good stuff; however, I prefer using the built-macro. IMHO, it is much easier to view/modify vs. the very long formula.

    Thank you for offering an alternative solution though... 'much obliged.

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    Re: Need a formula (or VBA) which extracts keywords containing an underscore "_" in cell v

    If that takes care of your original question, please select Thread Tools from the menu link above and mark this thread as SOLVED.

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    Re: Need a formula (or VBA) which extracts keywords containing an underscore "_" in cell v

    AliGW -- thank you for the reminder to close the post. Btw, I already provided kudos to Rick (added to his reputation).

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