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How to find the position of the first lowercase letter from text strings?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2018-08-20

If you have a list of text strings which contain both uppercase and lowercase letters, now, you want to know the position of first lowercase letter from them in Excel worksheet. How could you get the result quickly without counting them one by one?

Find the position of the first lowercase letter from text strings with array formula

Find the position of the first lowercase letter from text strings with User Defined Function


Find the position of the first lowercase letter from text strings with array formula

You can apply the following array formula to get the position of the first lowercase from the text strings, please do as this:

Enter this formula: =MATCH(1,IF(ABS(CODE(MID(A2,ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&LEN(A2))),1))-109.5)<=12.5,1),0) into a blank cell where you want to get the result, and then press Ctrl + Shift +Enter keys together to get the first result, then drag the fill handle down to the cells you want to apply this formula, see screenshot:

doc first lowercase 1


Find the position of the first lowercase letter from text strings with User Defined Function

You can also finish this task with the below User Defined Function, 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 macro in the Module Window.

Function Getlower(rin As Range) As Long
    Dim x As String, c As String, j As Long
    Findlower = 0
    v = rin.Text
    L = Len(v)
    For j = 1 To L
        If Mid(v, j, 1) Like "[a-z]" Then
            Getlower = j
            Exit Function
        End If
    Next j
End Function

3. Then save and close this code window, go back to the worksheet, and enter this formula: =getlower(A2). into a blank cell, and then drag the fill handle down to fill this formula, and the position of the first lowercase letter in each cell has been extracted, see screenshot:

doc first lowercase 2

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could you tell me formula to find last lowercase please?
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