How to extract all but first/last character from string in Excel?
In Excel, extracting the first n or last n characters may be easy for most Excel users, but if you want to extract all characters but the first or last character, how could you solve it? Here I tell some ways for quickly extracting all characters but firs/last character in Excel.
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Extract all but first one characters from string
Select a blank cell and type this formula =MID(A1, 2, LEN(A1)) (A1 is the cell you want to extract all but the first one character from, the number 2 is the character's order you want to begin extracting at, in this case, I extract all but first character so I extract character from the second character), press Enter button and fill the range you want. See the result screenshot:
Extract all but last one characters from string
Select a blank cell and type this formula =LEFT(A1,LEN(A1)-1) (A1 is the cell you want to extract all but the last one character from, the number 1 is the number you do not want to extract from right of the string), press Enter button and fill the range you want. See the result screenshot:
If you have Kutools for Excel installed in your computer, you can use the Remove by Position feature to extract all characters but first or last n characters in Microsoft Excel.
1. Select the range cells you want to extract, and click Kutools > Text Tools > Remove by Position. See screenshot:
2. In the Remove by Position dialog, specify the number you do not want to extract from the string in the Numbers text box, and check From left. See screenshot:
3. Click Ok or Apply, the first n characters are remove from each string.
If you want to extract all characters but last n characters, check From right check box in step 2.
Tip: Applying this feature will change your original data, you’d better copy them firstly.
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- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 7 months agoi want to extract the first 2 digits and last 2 digits from the word Belconnen and add the number 35 at the end..what is the formula?
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 3 years agoVery thankful for the post. I was trying few hours with different kind of formulas when finally I found this post and resolved in seconds.
And this Kutools is great tool but still no free version unfortunately.
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 4 years agoI want to extract all but the first word from a cell. I can extract the first word but I want the First word in one column and the rest of the string to appear in another column without the extracted word in it.
Any help would be great!