Extract text of the form xxxxxxxxxx@txt.att.net from a column where spacing is all over the place

Willowdale

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i have a column of data where in many cases, there is an sms shortcut of the form xxxxxxxxxx@txt.att.net.
in this column, it might be the only thing , or it might be appended to other text.

I need a formula to : locate all contiguous characters on either side of the @, and extract that value to another column.
the column may look like:

Fred eats apples for breakfast, rev/col 9999999999@tmomail.net Do not reopen.

or

xmannn see 876543 9999999999@txt.att.net

and I would want the blue text copied and posted in, say some adjacent column.

I looked at extraction forumulae, but I couldn't seem to locate this specific case, esp considering the irregularity of the character spacing.

Thanks listers. Greatly appreciate it. My job requires a lot more excel than it used to.
 

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mrshl9898

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are there always 9 digits in front of the @ and a .net address?

=LEFT(MID(A1,FIND("@",A1)-10,100),FIND(".net",MID(A1,FIND("@",A1)-10,100))+3)
 

Rick Rothstein

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If there are not always 9 digits (that is it could be any length of text) and if the email address is always surrounded by spaces, then this should work...
Excel Formula:
=TRIM(RIGHT(SUBSTITUTE(LEFT(A1,FIND("@",A1)-1)," ",REPT(" ",99)),99))&MID(A1,FIND("@",A1),FIND(" ",A1&" ",FIND("@",A1))-FIND("@",A1))
 

Saurabhj

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Hi,

The code is big, and there may be some other formula to extract. But check below:

Excel Formula:
=MID(B2,FIND("*",SUBSTITUTE(MID(B2,1,FIND("@",B2))," ","*",LEN(MID(B2,1,FIND("@",B2)))-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(MID(B2,1,FIND("@",B2))," ",""))),1)+1,FIND("@",B2)-1-FIND("*",SUBSTITUTE(MID(B2,1,FIND("@",B2))," ","*",LEN(MID(B2,1,FIND("@",B2)))-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(MID(B2,1,FIND("@",B2))," ",""))),1))&MID(B2,FIND("@",B2),IFERROR(FIND(" ",B2,FIND("@",B2)),LEN(B2)+1)-FIND("@",B2))
 

Willowdale

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Wow. I never would have got that. Not w my skill level. Thanks fellas, I'll post the solution flag as soon as I can test it.
Seriously, thank you.
 

Willowdale

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The data I want to extract is in column c, and i have created column d as the target column. Will that affect the above?
 

Rick Rothstein

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For the formula I posted in Message #3...
Excel Formula:
=TRIM(RIGHT(SUBSTITUTE(LEFT(C1,FIND("@",C1)-1)," ",REPT(" ",99)),99))&MID(C1,FIND("@",C1),FIND(" ",C1&" ",FIND("@",C1))-FIND("@",C1))
 
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Willowdale

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Rick, thanks very much sir. Worked like a charm. I don't know how you guys keep all that formula syntax straight in your head.
And sorry, I should have been able to hash that much out.
 

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