Extract a Word from a Sentence / Cell in Excel with this UDF - Allows for a User-Defined Delimiter

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Extract whole words from a cell or sentence in Excel with this UDF. This allows you to specify which word from a cell you want to pull out of that cell and will then display that word. This is a very easy to use function that replaces having to use many complicated text manipulation functions in Excel. To use this user defined function (UDF) you only need to input the location of the cell with the text, the number of the word in the cell (counted from left to right) and the delimiter, if that is something other than a space.

Where to install the macro:  Module

UDF to Extract a Word from a Sentence / Cell in Excel - Allows for a User-Defined Delimiter

Function GETTEXT(Text As Variant, N As Integer, Optional Delimiter As Variant) As String

If IsMissing(Delimiter) Then
 Delimiter = " "
End If

GETTEXT = Split(Text, Delimiter)(N - 1)

End Function








How to Install the Macro
  1. Select and copy the text from within the grey box above.

  2. Open the Microsoft Excel file in which you would like the Macro to function.

  3. Press "Alt + F11" - This will open the Visual Basic Editor - Works for all Excel Versions.  Or For other ways to get there, Click Here.

  4. On the new window that opens up, go to the left side where the vertical pane is located. Locate your Excel file; it will be called VBAProject (YOUR FILE'S NAME HERE) and click this.

  5. If the Macro goes in a Module, Click Here, otherwise continue to Step 8.

  6. If the Macro goes in the Workbook or ThisWorkbook, Click Here, otherwise continue to Step 8.

  7. If the Macro goes in the Worksheet Code, Click Here, otherwise continue to Step 8.

  8. Close the Microsoft Visual Basic Editor window and save the Excel file. When you close the Visual Basic Editor window, the regular Excel window will not close.

  9. You are now ready to run the macro.


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