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How to extract string from IP address in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-07-22

If you have a list of IP addresses, and you want to extract the first three characters string only from these IP addresses in Excel, you can do as below tutorial.

Extract character string from IP address by formula

Extract character string from IP address by Text to Column

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Here I introduce some formulas to extract string based on dot from IP address in Excel.

Select a cell then type one of below formulas as you need.

1. Extract string before first dot

Select a cell and type =MID(A2,1,FIND(".",A2,1)-1), press Enter key then drag the fill handle to the cells you need. See screenshot:
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2. Extract string between first and second dots

Select a cell and type =MID(A2,FIND(".",A2)+1,FIND(".",A2,(FIND(".",A2)+1)-FIND(".",A2))-1), press Enter key then drag the fill handle to the cells you need. See screenshot:
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3. Extract string between second and third dots

Select a cell and type =MID(A2,FIND(".",A2,FIND(".",A2)+1)+1,FIND(".",A2,FIND(".",A2,FIND(".",A2)+1)+1)-FIND(".",A2,FIND(".",A2)+1)-1), press Enter key then drag the fill handle to the cells you need. See screenshot:
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4. Extract string after last dot

Select a cell and type =MID(A2,FIND(".",A2,FIND(".",A2,FIND(".",A2)+1)+1)+1,LEN(A2)-FIND(".",A2,FIND(".",A2,FIND(".",A2)+1)+1)+1), press Enter key then drag the fill handle to the cells you need. See screenshot:
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arrow blue right bubble Extract character string from IP address by Text to Column

In Excel, the Text to Column also can quickly extract character string from IP address.

1. Select the IP addresses, and click Data > Text to Columns. See screenshot:
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2. In the Convert Text to Columns Wizard dialog, check Delimited option, then click Next and then check Other and type dot sign . into the next textbox in Delimiters section. See screenshot:

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3. Click Finish. Then you can see the IP addresses are split by dot sign.

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Note:

Using Text to Column will break the original data, you had better copy and paste the original to other location first.


arrow blue right bubble Extract character string from IP address by Kutools for Excel

To split cells by a defined delimiter with Text to Column needed several steps, but if you have Kutools for Excel, you can quickly split character string from IP address by the Split Cells utility.

Kutools for Excel, with more than 300 handy functions, makes your jobs more easier. 

After free installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:

1. Select the IP address cells, and click Kutools > Merge & Split > Split Cells. See screenshot:
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2. Then in the Split Cells dialog, check Split to Columns, and go to chek Other option and type dot sign . into the textbox under Split by section. See screenshot:
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3. Click Ok. And to select a cell to output the result.
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4. Click OK. Now the IP address are split by dot.
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Little formula correction for the "Extract string between first and second dots" to handle bug when there is only one characters between the first & second dot: =MID(B2; FIND(".";B2)+1; (FIND("."; B2; (FIND("."; B2)+1)) - (FIND("."; B2)+1)))
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same here just came back to write the correction and saw this

my correction was actually a little different
=MID(A2,FIND(".",A2)+1,FIND(".",A2,(FIND(".",A2)+1))-FIND(".",A2)-1)
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Yes. I wish I had seen your correction before I spent a full day coming up with the same solution for one or two characters between the first and second dots. I didn't see your note until I thought I should post that there is a bug and scrolled down to see that you found it 3 years ago!!
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