Insert dashes within character string, within an array.

pgiering

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Messages
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Office Version
  1. 365
Platform
  1. Windows
ISO VBA command to insert a dash (hyphen) as the 5th character from the left, and 6th character from the right, in a string of varying length, within an array.

For example...
Column Z contains the following list of values:
MSEAVIMA0013S
MSEAVIRM0016S
MOLPVIRM0017S
MOLS130012S
MSEAVIRM0011S
MOL21300040S
MSEAVIMA0008S

I would like to run a macro which converted them to:
MSEA-VIMA-0013S
MSEA-VIRM-0016S
MOLP-VIRM-0017S
MOLS-13-0012S
MSEA-VIRM-0011S
MOL2-130-0040S
MSEA-VIMA-0008S

The rows may vary (e.g. - it might be 2-8, or it might be 3-49, etc.), so I would plan to select the range before running the macro.

Thank you!

Paul
 

Peter_SSs

MrExcel MVP, Moderator
Joined
May 28, 2005
Messages
48,400
Office Version
  1. 365
Platform
  1. Windows
If you are interested, here is another macro that you could try after selecting the range you want processed.

VBA Code:
Sub Insert_Dashes()
  Dim c As Range
  
  With CreateObject("VBScript.RegExp")
    .Pattern = "(^.{4})(.+)(.{5}$)"
    For Each c In Selection
      If .test(c.Value) Then c.Value = .Replace(c.Value, "$1-$2-$3")
    Next c
  End With
End Sub
 

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