Replace text to left of "\"

ncoatney

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I'm needing help replacing the text to the left of the first \ from the right.

example:

\\jaja\aaa\hhhh\jias.par

replaced with

a:\aa\aaa\jias.par

Where it becomes difficult is the string of text to the left and the right of the last \ varies in length
 

Joe4

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Maybe its just me, but I am not overly clear on what it is you are replacing with what.
Could you post a few more examples, of the BEFORE and AFTER values (what the value looks like BEFORE the replacement, and what you want it to look like AFTER the replacement)?
 

ncoatney

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Maybe its just me, but I am not overly clear on what it is you are replacing with what.
Could you post a few more examples, of the BEFORE and AFTER values (what the value looks like BEFORE the replacement, and what you want it to look like AFTER the replacement)?
Few more examples:

BEFORE:

\\hp-cen-fs1\iMigrateData\revisions\PF CONFIGURATOR\188756\KP100881.par
\\hp-cen-fs1\iMigrateData\revisions\PF CONFIGURATOR\213254\KP102050_ver1.par
\\hp-cen-fs1\iMigrateData\revisions\PF CONFIGURATOR\Custom Parts\KP4937.par


AFTER:

Q:\SigmaNest\SigmaNest X1 SP4\Parts\KP100881.par
Q:\SigmaNest\SigmaNest X1 SP4\Parts\KP102050_ver1.par
Q:\SigmaNest\SigmaNest X1 SP4\Parts\KP4937.par
 

Joe4

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Try using Find/Replace, replacing:
\\hp-cen-fs1\iMigrateData\revisions\PF CONFIGURATOR\*\
with
Q:\SigmaNest\SigmaNest X1 SP4\Parts\

A formulaic approach would be to use a formula like this (for an entry in cell A1):
Code:
="Q:\SigmaNest\SigmaNest X1 SP4\Parts\" & TRIM(RIGHT(SUBSTITUTE(A1,"\",REPT(" ",200)),200))
 

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