How to extract capital letters or words starting with capital letter from text strings?

If you have a list of text strings, now, you want to extract all capital letters only or the words starting with a capital letter from the cells. How could you solve it in Excel?

Extract capital letters from text strings with User Defined Function

Extract words starting with capital letter from text strings with User Defined Function


Extract capital letters from text strings with User Defined Function


The following VBA code can help you to extract only the capital letters from cells, please do as this:

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module Window.

VBA code: Extract only capital letters from text strings:

Function ExtractCap(Txt As String) As String
'Updateby Extendoffice
    Application.Volatile
    Dim xRegEx As Object
    Set xRegEx = CreateObject("VBSCRIPT.REGEXP")
    xRegEx.Pattern = "[^A-Z]"
    xRegEx.Global = True
    ExtractCap = xRegEx.Replace(Txt, "")
    Set xRegEx = Nothing
End Function

3. Then save the code and close this code, go back to the worksheet, enter this formula: =EXTRACTCAP(A2) into a blank cell where you want to output the result, and then drag the fill handle down to the cells which you want to apply this formula, and all capital letters have been extracted at once, see screenshot:


Extract words starting with capital letter from text strings with User Defined Function

If you need to extract the words which start with a capital letter from text strings, the following VBA code may help you.

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, then copy and paste the following code in the Module Window.

VBA code: Extract words starting with capital letter:

Function StrExtract(Str As String) As String
'Updateby Extendoffice
    Application.Volatile
    Dim xStrList As Variant
    Dim xRet As String
    Dim I As Long
    If Len(Str) = 0 Then Exit Function
    xStrList = Split(Str, " ")
    If UBound(xStrList) >= 0 Then
        For I = 0 To UBound(xStrList)
            If xStrList(I) = StrConv(xStrList(I), vbProperCase) Then
                xRet = xRet & xStrList(I) & " "
            End If
        Next
        StrExtract = Left(xRet, Len(xRet) - 1)
    End If
End Function

3. And then save the code and close the code window, enter this formula: =StrExtract(A2) into a blank cell beside your data, then drag the fill handle down to the cells which you want to get the result, and all words which starting with a capital letter are extracted, see screenshot:


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    Sonia · 1 years ago
    hi,

    thanks for this formula, however my =EXTRACTCAP(A2) keeps coming back with an error.

    can you help?
    • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
      skyyang · 1 years ago
      Hi, Sonia,
      The above User Defined Function works well in my Excel workbook, which Excel version do you use?
      Or have you copied and pasted the above code into your VBA module?