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How to extract text between single or double quotes from cells in Excel?

In many cases, people tend to embrace some important contents with single or double quotes in Excel. For using this important text, you need to extract them between single or double quotes from cells firstly. How to achieve it? The method in this article will help you extract only text between single or double quotes from cells in Excel.

Extract text between single or double quotes from cells with VBA code

Extract text between single or double quotes from cells with VBA code

Please apply the below formula to extract text between single quotes from cells in Excel.

1. Select a blank cell you will place the extracted text. Type formula =MID(A2,FIND("'",A2)+1,FIND("'",A2,FIND("'",A2)+1)-FIND("'",A2)-1) into the Formula Bar, and then press the Enter key. See screenshot:


1). In the formula, A2 is the cell you will extract text from. Please change it as you need.

2). For extracting text between double quotes, please apply this formula =MID(A2,FIND("""",A2)+1,FIND("""",A2,FIND("""",A2)+1)-FIND("""",A2)-1).

2. Select the resulting cell, drag the Fill Handle to apply the formula to other cells. Then you can see all texts between single quotes are extracted immediately as below screenshot shown.

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    Ryan · 9 months ago
    What if I want to find the second or third instance of text within quotes? example: First Name "Bob" Last Name "Smith" State "California"

    I would want to return Smith or California