To split dimensions that like 100x50x25 into three separate parts, you can use some rather complicated formulas that use LEFT, MID, RIGHT, FIND, LEN, and SUBSTITUTE.
Note: you can also use Flash Fill in Excel 2013 and above, and the "text to columns" feature in older versions of Excel. Both approaches are quite a bit simpler than the formulas described below. However, if you need a dynamic solution, read on...
The 1st dimension
To get the first dimension, we are using this formula in C4:
This uses the RIGHT function to extract a specific number of characters, starting from the right. We calculate the number of characters to extract by getting the total length with LEN, then subtracting the location of the 2nd instance of "x".
If you have worksheet that contains text dimensions (i.e. "50 ft x 200 ft" etc.) you can split the into two parts with formulas that use several text functions. Background A common annoyance with data is that it may be represented as text instead of...
The Excel SUBSTITUTE function replaces text in a given string by matching. For example =SUBSTITUTE("952-455-7865","-","") returns "9524557865"; the dash is stripped. SUBSTITUTE is case-sensitive and does not support wildcards.
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