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I have some code that attributes the value in a cell adjacently to other values in the sheet. The value in the cell is "Nat Rep feasibility check for United States - Details by Region", in which the country variates - it can be "Australia";"Argentina" etc. I need to extract that country and put it next to the values in cause:

Sub RowInt()
    Dim rng As Range
    For i = 1 To Sheets.Count
        Range("A7").Value = "Channel"
        Range("B7").Value = "Country"
        mystring = Cells(1, 3).Value
        NumRows = Range("C8", Range("C8").End(xlDown)).Rows.Count
        For j = 1 To NumRows - 1
            Cells(j + 7, 2).Value = Replace(mystring, "Nat Rep feasibility check for", "")
            Cells(j + 7, 1).Value = Range("C2").Value
        Next j
    Next i
End Sub

I managed to get "Nat Rep feasibility check for" out of the way but i still need to get the rest of the string, can you help me? Thank you in advance!

How about removing both fixed parts of the string - as you were already doing in one case:

 Cells(j + 7, 2).Value = Replace(Replace(mystring, "Nat Rep feasibility check for ", ""), " - Details by Region", "")

Java - String substring() Method example, If "start" is less than 0, it will start extraction from index position 0: string text = "Retrieves a substring from this instance. The substring starts at a specified character position. Some other text"; string result = text.Substring(text.IndexOf('.') + 1,text.LastIndexOf('.')-text.IndexOf('.')) This will cut the part of string which lays between the special characters.

You can achieve it by this formula:

=MID(F8,LEN("Nat Rep feasibility check for ")+1,LEN(F8)-LEN("Nat Rep feasibility check for ")-LEN("Details by Region")-2)


Java String substring() method example, Java String substring() method is used to get the substring of a given string that beginIndex is inclusive and endIndex is exclusive while getting the substring. You call the Substring(Int32, Int32) method to extract a substring from a string that begins at a specified character position and ends before the end of the string. The starting character position is a zero-based; in other words, the first character in the string is at index 0, not index 1.

Use Split

Example test sub

Public Sub test()
    Debug.Print Split(Split("Nat Rep feasibility check for United States - Details by Region", "for" & Chr(32))(1), Chr(32) & Chr(45))(0)
End Sub

As an UDF in the sheet

Public Function GetCountry(ByVal rng As Range) As String
    GetCountry = Split(Split(rng.Text, "for" & Chr$(32))(1), Chr$(32) & Chr$(45))(0)
End Function

Use in sheet:

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  • Is the vba necessity here? Seems to be something that you can do with formula - if you provide example of data.
  • If there is always a - after the country name, that could be used as a marker.
  • There are multiple sheets and at the end i have to get them congregated in a single sheet, this is just preparing them for later use.
  • Yes there's always a "-" after the country name, I tried with Left after the first string removal but it returns to the original string...
  • If MyString = "Nat Rep feasibility check for USA - Details by Region" then the above would output "USA"
  • What produces "FALSE"? A replace can't produce FALSE unless it started with FALSE in it. Step through (F8) the procedure to monitor what's happening line-by-line.
  • @CLR im encountering an interesting error... when i copy yours it does not do the first replace until i copy and paste the "Nat Rep..." phrase from the original question...
  • manually typing the phrase "Nat Rep feasibility check for " will not work - I have to copy and paste the exact string from the initial question even though the strings are (as far as i can tell) identical
  • Clear and simple.
  • Sometimes I just can't understand why going for crazy solutions, keep it simple :)
  • Because this doesn't remove the "- Details By Region" from the end. You're only deleting the part OP has already successfully removed with Replace.
  • Sorry @MoondogsMaDawg, Haven't seen that. just use this one instead: =MID(F8,LEN("Nat Rep feasibility check for ")+1,LEN(F8)-LEN("Nat Rep feasibility check for ")-LEN("Details by Region")-2)
  • A different version is mid(f8,find(("for ",f8,1)+4,len(f8)-find("- D",f8,1)+2)