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Excel Formula: extract all capital letters only

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-02-28

In Excel, as we know, the Text to Columns can split sentence into cells based on the delimiter. But in some times, you want to use a formula to solve the job. Here this tutorial, it provides an array formula can handle it.
doc extract extension from file name 5

Generic formula:

=SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE
(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE
(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE
(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE
(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE
(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(txt,"a",""),"b",""),"c",""),"d",""),"e",""),
"f",""),"g",""),"h",""),"i",""),"j",""),"k",""),"l",""),"m",""),"n",""),"o",""),
"p",""),"q",""),"r",""),"s",""),"t",""),"u",""),"v",""),"w",""),"x",""),"y",""),
"z","")," ","")

Arguments

Txt: the text string you want to extract uppercase letter only.

How this formula work

To extract capital letter from cell B3, please use below formula:

=SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE
(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE
(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE
(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE
(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE
(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(B3,"a",""),"b",""),"c",""),"d",""),"e",""),"f",""),
"g",""),"h",""),"i",""),"j",""),"k",""),"l",""),"m",""),"n",""),"o",""),"p",""),"q",""),"r",""),
"s",""),"t",""),"u",""),"v",""),"w",""),"x",""),"y",""),"z","")," ","")

Press Enter key.
doc extract capital letter 2

Explanation

SUBSTITUTE function replaces text or characters within a text string with another text or characters. Here the formula uses groups of SUBSTITUTE functions to replace all lowercase letter and spaces with nothing.

Sample File

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