Text Functions

I'm trying to split a text string ... Apart from it not working quite right 
yet! I'm sure I've over complicated it.

Base Data "Path":

\\SERVER\X$\data\Team Name\Personal Data\JOE BLOGGS\mail\

I'm trying to split into High Level Directory (HLD) / Team/User Directory 
(TUD) / Team/User Sub-Directory





HLD: data\Team Name\	<> TUD Personal Data <> SubDir: \JOE BLOGGS\mail\ --OK
HLD: #VALUE! <> N/A <> SubDir: N/A --WRONG
HLD: RECYCLER\ <> N/A <> SubDir: N/A --OK
HLD: $Extend\ <> N/A <> SubDir: N/A --WRONG
HLD: $Extend\ <> N/A <> SubDir: t –WRONG

It works with most of the data, but not when I get to root files!

Any suggestions would be welcome :o)

5/14/2010 6:51:01 PM
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what makes:
HLD: RECYCLER\ <> N/A <> SubDir: N/A
HLD: $Extend\ <> N/A <> SubDir: N/A

Please add what you'd want to see as results for the three 'wrong' ones
and give some guide as to what rules you apply to decide what's what.


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5/15/2010 12:04:14 AM
You’re quite right the wrong ones are:

HLD: #VALUE! <> N/A <> SubDir: N/A –WRONG

What I was trying to see was:
HLD: N/A <> N/A <> SubDir: N/A


HLD: $Extend\ <> N/A <> SubDir: t –WRONG

Aiming for: 
HLD: $Extend\Test <> N/A <> SubDir: N/A

i.e. I’m trying to do ...
from the source string, say ...
\\SERVER\X$\data\Team Name\Personal Data\UserName\mail\
I’m trying to ignore the server and drive,

Take the next 2 directories as HLD (High Level Directory). If there's only 
one directory after the server/drive use that as HLD

The next 1 as Directory

Remaining directories as sub-directories

HLD = data\Team Name\
Directory = Personal Data
Sub-Directories = \UserName\mail\

5/16/2010 6:32:01 PM
I started getting tied up in knots trying to adjust long formulae like
yours so I went down the user-defined function route so that the
formulae on the sheet look like:

where C2 contains the full path, "X$" is the disk drive, which you used
in your formulae, and 'hld', 'tud', 'sub' the part you want to see.
Upper/lower case doesn't matter.

This is supported by a UDF in a code module:

VBA Code:

Function Dirs(path, id, part) As String
  Dirs = "Error"
  Start = InStr(1, path, id, vbTextCompare)
  If Start = 0 Then
  Dirs = id & " not found"
  Exit Function
  End If
  Start = Start + Len(id) + 1
  myStr = Mid(path, Start)
  HLD = "N/A": TUD = "N/A": mySub = "N/A"
  If Len(myStr) = 0 Then: Dirs = "": Exit Function
  xxx = Split(myStr, "\", 4, vbTextCompare)
  If UBound(xxx) = 0 Then HLD = xxx(0)
  If UBound(xxx) > 0 Then HLD = xxx(0) & "\" & xxx(1)
  If Right(HLD, 1) = "\" Then HLD = Left(HLD, Len(HLD) - 1)
  If UBound(xxx) > 1 Then TUD = xxx(2)
  If Right(TUD, 1) = "\" Then TUD = Left(TUD, Len(TUD) - 1)
  If UBound(xxx) > 2 Then mySub = xxx(3)
  If Right(mySub, 1) = "\" Then mySub = Left(mySub, Len(mySub) - 1)
  Select Case UCase(part)
  Case "HLD": Dirs = HLD
  Case "TUD": Dirs = TUD
  Case "SUB": Dirs = mySub
  Case Else: Dirs = "part '" & part & "' not valid"
  End Select
  End Function

Currently it hides trailing backslashes but this could be altered.


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5/17/2010 8:53:30 PM
Thanks. That worked a treat ... Think I'll have to get into functions as 
they're easier to read :o)

5/19/2010 6:59:00 PM

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