Easily find position of nth occurrence of a character in text string in Excel
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Usually, you can use formula or VBA code to find and return the position of nth occurrence of a certain character in a text string. But actually, you can solve this problem with a handy tool and save more time in your daily work. The Find nth Occurrence of a character utility of Kutools for Excel can help you easily solve this problem without any formulas or complicated VBA code.
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Click Kutools > Formula Helper > Find nth occurrence of a character. See screenshot:
Supposing you need to find position of the 3rd occurrence of character “n” from the text string in cell A1 as bellow screenshot shown, please do as follows.
1. Please select a blank cell to use the formula, and click Kutools > Formula Helper > Find nth occurrence of a character. See screenshot:
2. In the Formula Helper dialog box, please do as follows:
1). In the String box, specify the cell with text string you want to find the nth character position.
2). Type the character you need to find into the Character box (the typing character should be embraced with quotation marks).
3). Enter the number of nth occurrence of the character into the Nth occurrence box.
4). Click the OK button. See screenshot:
Note: For example, try to identify the location of the character “n” in the third occurrence, please type number 3 into the Nth occurrence box. If you want to locate the fourth occurrence of “n”, please type number 4.
Now the position of the 3rd character “n” is populated in the selected cell. See screenshot:
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