Return characters between two characters in cell

951Michael

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Hello everyone,

I am trying to find a way to return the characters in between "-" on the right and the same character "-" on the left. So in A2 in might read "jan-1-14" or "06-30-15".

I would like to write a formula in the cell D2 that would return "1" for the first instance and "30" for the second instance.

Thanks for helping,
Mike
 

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NeonRedSharpie

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How is the text formatted? Is it stored as text or as a date?

Have you tried simply =DAY(A1)?

If it truly is text, then use this:

Code:
=MID(A1,FIND("-",A1)+1,(FIND("-",A1,FIND("-",A1)+1)-FIND("-",A1))-1)
 
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