#### formula required

```Hi,

Cell A1 has the information.

In Cell B1 i need the answer, abcdef200912070005643

Vicky
```
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Utf
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```"Vicky" <Vicky@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> In Cell B1 i need the answer, abcdef200912070005643

So, type abcdef200912070005643 into B1 and press Enter.

Okay, that's probably not the answer you were looking for ;-).  But the
point is:  you don't say much to tell us what kind of answer you are looking
for.

If you want the first 21 characters, then:  =LEFT(A1,21)

If instead you want any number of characters to the left of the first

Well, you get the point.  If neither of those solutions are what you want,
explain the problem better.

----- original message -----

"Vicky" <Vicky@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:74B1643C-6DEC-46DB-A57D-300860F84E15@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
>
> Cell A1 has the information.
>
>
> In Cell B1 i need the answer, abcdef200912070005643
>
>
> Vicky

```
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Joe
12/9/2009 6:20:48 AM
```Paste the below formula in B1 cell
=LEFT(A1,FIND("<",A1)-1)

Remember to Click Yes, if this post helps!

--------------------
(Ms-Exl-Learner)
--------------------

"Vicky" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Cell A1 has the information.
>
>
> In Cell B1 i need the answer, abcdef200912070005643
>
>
> Vicky
```
 0
Utf
12/9/2009 6:39:01 AM
```oh, sorry i didn't mention exact requirement.

I need the answer like this
abcdef200912070005643,abcdef200912070005644,abcdef200912070005645,

sorry once again for not giving the exact information.

Vicky

"Ms-Exl-Learner" wrote:

> Paste the below formula in B1 cell
> =LEFT(A1,FIND("<",A1)-1)
>
> Remember to Click Yes, if this post helps!
>
> --------------------
> (Ms-Exl-Learner)
> --------------------
>
>
> "Vicky" wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > Cell A1 has the information.
> >
> >
> > In Cell B1 i need the answer, abcdef200912070005643
> >
> >
> > Vicky
```
 0
Utf
12/9/2009 6:53:01 AM
```This will get you the result you have asked for
abcdef200912070005643,abcdef200912070005644,abcdef200912070005645,

This is will also get the same result but in the end you will NOT get the ,
(comma) in the below
abcdef200912070005643,abcdef200912070005644,abcdef200912070005645

So use the First formula for your requirement.

Remember to Click Yes, if this post helps!

--------------------
(Ms-Exl-Learner)
--------------------

"Vicky" wrote:

> oh, sorry i didn't mention exact requirement.
>
> I need the answer like this
> abcdef200912070005643,abcdef200912070005644,abcdef200912070005645,
>
> sorry once again for not giving the exact information.
>
>
> Vicky
>
> "Ms-Exl-Learner" wrote:
>
> > Paste the below formula in B1 cell
> > =LEFT(A1,FIND("<",A1)-1)
> >
> > Remember to Click Yes, if this post helps!
> >
> > --------------------
> > (Ms-Exl-Learner)
> > --------------------
> >
> >
> > "Vicky" wrote:
> >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Cell A1 has the information.
> > >
> > >
> > > In Cell B1 i need the answer, abcdef200912070005643
> > >
> > > Thanks in Advance!!!!
> > >
> > > Vicky
```
 0
Utf
12/9/2009 7:04:01 AM
```Try this...

Note that this is case sensitive.

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"Vicky" <Vicky@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:65289E65-47AA-41FA-AFFC-18990B90D7B4@microsoft.com...
> oh, sorry i didn't mention exact requirement.
>
> I need the answer like this
> abcdef200912070005643,abcdef200912070005644,abcdef200912070005645,
>
> sorry once again for not giving the exact information.
>
>
> Vicky
>
> "Ms-Exl-Learner" wrote:
>
>> Paste the below formula in B1 cell
>> =LEFT(A1,FIND("<",A1)-1)
>>
>> Remember to Click Yes, if this post helps!
>>
>> --------------------
>> (Ms-Exl-Learner)
>> --------------------
>>
>>
>> "Vicky" wrote:
>>
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > Cell A1 has the information.
>> >
>> >
>> > In Cell B1 i need the answer, abcdef200912070005643
>> >
>> >
>> > Vicky

```
 0
T
12/9/2009 7:06:04 AM
```It works... thanks a lot!!!!!
Vicky

"Ms-Exl-Learner" wrote:

> This will get you the result you have asked for
> abcdef200912070005643,abcdef200912070005644,abcdef200912070005645,
>
> This is will also get the same result but in the end you will NOT get the ,
> (comma) in the below
> abcdef200912070005643,abcdef200912070005644,abcdef200912070005645
>
> So use the First formula for your requirement.
>
> Remember to Click Yes, if this post helps!
>
> --------------------
> (Ms-Exl-Learner)
> --------------------
>
>
> "Vicky" wrote:
>
> > oh, sorry i didn't mention exact requirement.
> >
> > I need the answer like this
> > abcdef200912070005643,abcdef200912070005644,abcdef200912070005645,
> >
> > sorry once again for not giving the exact information.
> >
> >
> > Vicky
> >
> > "Ms-Exl-Learner" wrote:
> >
> > > Paste the below formula in B1 cell
> > > =LEFT(A1,FIND("<",A1)-1)
> > >
> > > Remember to Click Yes, if this post helps!
> > >
> > > --------------------
> > > (Ms-Exl-Learner)
> > > --------------------
> > >
> > >
> > > "Vicky" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hi,
> > > >
> > > > Cell A1 has the information.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > In Cell B1 i need the answer, abcdef200912070005643
> > > >
> > > > Thanks in Advance!!!!
> > > >
> > > > Vicky
```
 0
Utf
12/9/2009 7:20:01 AM
```You’re welcome and thanks for feeding back!!!

--------------------
(Ms-Exl-Learner)
--------------------

"Vicky" wrote:

> It works... thanks a lot!!!!!
> Vicky
>
> "Ms-Exl-Learner" wrote:
>
> > This will get you the result you have asked for
> > abcdef200912070005643,abcdef200912070005644,abcdef200912070005645,
> >
> > This is will also get the same result but in the end you will NOT get the ,
> > (comma) in the below
> > abcdef200912070005643,abcdef200912070005644,abcdef200912070005645
> >
> > So use the First formula for your requirement.
> >
> > Remember to Click Yes, if this post helps!
> >
> > --------------------
> > (Ms-Exl-Learner)
> > --------------------
> >
> >
> > "Vicky" wrote:
> >
> > > oh, sorry i didn't mention exact requirement.
> > >
> > > I need the answer like this
> > > abcdef200912070005643,abcdef200912070005644,abcdef200912070005645,
> > >
> > > sorry once again for not giving the exact information.
> > >
> > >
> > > Vicky
> > >
> > > "Ms-Exl-Learner" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Paste the below formula in B1 cell
> > > > =LEFT(A1,FIND("<",A1)-1)
> > > >
> > > > Remember to Click Yes, if this post helps!
> > > >
> > > > --------------------
> > > > (Ms-Exl-Learner)
> > > > --------------------
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Vicky" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Hi,
> > > > >
> > > > > Cell A1 has the information.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > In Cell B1 i need the answer, abcdef200912070005643
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks in Advance!!!!
> > > > >
> > > > > Vicky
```
 0
Utf
12/9/2009 7:22:01 AM

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