I am trying to figure out how to extract numbers numbers from a text.
For example, if I want to extract the number of miles (MI) from this description:
|Factory OH Expense ABCD1315 14.0 MI Florida GAME PT 1|
|Factory OH Expense OHIO Plant IS 9.12 MI|
Or anytime the position changes?
Tough. How about this
1 do a replace values and replace MI with something like a pipe |
2 then split the column at the pipe
3 then split on the fist space from the left hand side of the first column
4 then convert to a number
You can also do it by creating a column with following formula.
Num = TRIM ( RIGHT ( SUBSTITUTE ( LEFT ( Table1[Texts], FIND ( "MI", Table1[Texts] ) - 2 ), " ", REPT ( " ", 100 ) ), 100 ) )
Thanks for the feedback Herbert and your response. There are instances where the column number of miles is located over 30 characters from the right so in that case, could I use this formula to extract just the number? Or would it change everytime the position of the number of miles change?
Thanks Mike. What if there's other numbers mixed within the description and you only want to extract the numbers associated to MI?
|1243 Factory 12 03 OH Expense OHIO Plant IS 9.12 MI|
|12A Factory OH 9.12 MI Expense OHIO Plant IS 64|