# "MAX" not returning a value determined by a series of formula

#### andymalan

##### Board Regular
Greetings everyone. I am trying to extract values from text and then returning the result as a number and not succeeding.
e.g. text in B3: Floor Unit w/2 doors 900mm. I need the 900mm to be returned as a number, 900.
So far I have indeed managed to extract the 900 to a cell by using the "substitute" formula, but when I apply the "MAX" formula, it returns a zero.
Formula in EE3 IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(\$EA\$1,\$B3)), RIGHT(\$B3, 6),"") returns 900mm
Formula in EC3 SUBSTITUTE(EE3,"mm"," ") returns 900
Formula in IT3 MAX(DW3,EC3,EI3,EO3,EU3,FA3,FG3) returns 0

your help will be greatly appreciated.

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#### jtakw

##### Well-known Member
Hi,

Don't know what EA1, or B3 is, but try adapting this into your current formulas:

Book3.xlsx
BCD
3Floor Unit w/2 doors 900mm 900mm900
Sheet861
Cell Formulas
RangeFormula
C3C3=RIGHT(B3,6)
D3D3=SUBSTITUTE(C3,"mm","")+0

The important part is in my sample D3, notice the +0

#### andymalan

##### Board Regular
Hi,

Don't know what EA1, or B3 is, but try adapting this into your current formulas:

Book3.xlsx
BCD
3Floor Unit w/2 doors 900mm 900mm900
Sheet861
Cell Formulas
RangeFormula
C3C3=RIGHT(B3,6)
D3D3=SUBSTITUTE(C3,"mm","")+0

The important part is in my sample D3, notice the +0
Dear jtakw
thank you so very much.
you have honestly helped me a great deal.

#### andymalan

##### Board Regular
Hi,

Don't know what EA1, or B3 is, but try adapting this into your current formulas:

Book3.xlsx
BCD
3Floor Unit w/2 doors 900mm 900mm900
Sheet861
Cell Formulas
RangeFormula
C3C3=RIGHT(B3,6)
D3D3=SUBSTITUTE(C3,"mm","")+0

The important part is in my sample D3, notice the +0
Dear jtakw, when formula in C3 returns nothing, I get a #VALUE! error, what can I do with that?

#### jtakw

##### Well-known Member

It would mean =RIGHT(B3,6), and then =SUBSTITUTE(C3,"mm","")+0 is Not a number
What do you want to do when that happens?
Return "" ( Blank ), or something else....?

#### jtakw

##### Well-known Member
I think, you should show a few samples representative of all possible variations of the text strings you're trying to extract the number, if any, from B3
and explain under what circumstances to extract, (e.g. your requirement(s) in EA1)
and what possible Text(s) needs to be eliminated from the extraction (e.g. "mm", "inch", "feet", etc.)
I can probably get the extraction done all in one shot, (may be), but you need to give samples and requirements.

#### andymalan

##### Board Regular

It would mean =RIGHT(B3,6), and then =SUBSTITUTE(C3,"mm","")+0 is Not a number
What do you want to do when that happens?
Return "" ( Blank ), or something else....?
I would then want it to return a blank

#### jtakw

##### Well-known Member
I would then want it to return a blank

 Excel Formula: ``=IFERROR(SUBSTITUTE(C3,"mm","")+0,"")``

#### andymalan

##### Board Regular
 Excel Formula: ``=IFERROR(SUBSTITUTE(C3,"mm","")+0,"")``
Wonderful!!
you are a star!

#### jtakw

##### Well-known Member
You're welcome, thanks for the feedback.

Let me know if you want further help with the number extraction from your text string(s)
Refer to my post #6.

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