Data Extraction

Arts

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Hi all

I have a list of data which is made up of numbers and text for example 10022544_GGHE. The numbers are always followed by a "_" but can vary in length.

Would anyone please able to assist me with a formula to extract the digits before the "_".

I have come up with the following "=MID(G1, FIND("_") but am then stuck as in how to extract everything from the left of the "_"

I could use the text to columns function but am curious as to how the formula would work to extract everything from the left of the "_"

Many thanks in advance
 

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JEC

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Try LEFT instead of MID
 

Joe4

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Try:
Excel Formula:
=LEFT(G1,FIND("_",G1)-1)
 

Joe4

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You are welcome.
Glad we could help!
 

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