Excel/Trimming characters after the 4 digits in a string of characters
As a follow up to my last question. If it helps you, rather than look for a URL that beings with www. You can search for string of text ending in ?id=#### and truncate anything after #### up to the first space. The difference here is I would like to check for more than one URL link in a cell. I have cells that have up to 40 URL links that need to be converted.
Use this link www.yahoo.com?id=1234&firsttype great. thanks. Or use www.google.com?id=4567*secondchange good. Thanks.
Use this link www.yahoo.com?id=1234 great. thanks. Or use www.google.com?id=4567 good. Thanks.
Even narrowing the problem down to handle your insightful revision of your requirement, a formula approach would require finding the ID and then finding the match blank in the string. Then replacing that substring with nothing. So I continue to maintain that you would require a macro/vba. The question would be that if that is acceptable, what form would the solution take. Would it be a custom userdefined function that could be used in the worksheet or a macro that is run that processes specified cells (all cells, selected cells, a specific range, etc)
If you want to pursue a macro, then you can contact me a firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me more and if it appears reasonable, then I can see what I can come up with.
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