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    Remove All Characters Past Symbol

    Hello All,

    This should be a quick easy one. I have a list of devices where the length changes from device to device. Each on as a Letter code after it in parenthesis. I need to remove everything the parenthesis and the value. See example below.

    1233456 (J)
    Should be 1233456

    98765432 (JJ)
    Should be 98765432

    I appreciate any help. Thanks

    Kelly
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    Re: Remove All Characters Past Symbol

    Try this
    =TRIM(LEFT(A2,FIND(" (",A2)))

    Although I suspect there will be more to your problem than just this
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    Re: Remove All Characters Past Symbol

    Hi Marcol,

    That worked perfectly. I can put the forumla into a VB script and do a copy and past value function. If anyone knows of a VB script to do this that would work well too. Thanks for the help.

    Kelly

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    Re: Remove All Characters Past Symbol

    Or Find ((*)) and Replace (leave blank).

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    Re: Remove All Characters Past Symbol

    As Stephen says, there is no need for either VBa nor even a formula.

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    This can be used in excel as an UDF, or in your VBa code.
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    Hope this helps

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    Re: Remove All Characters Past Symbol

    Thank you all for the help.

    Marcol,

    That is what I was looking for. How to do it in VB. Thank you very much.

    Kelly

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