How to Extract Text between Brackets

We talked that how to extract data between parentheses in the previous post, and this post will guide you how to create similar formula to extract text between brackets in a cell.

Extract text between brackets

If you want to extract text between brackets in a cell, you need to create a formula based on the SEARCH function and the MID function.

The MID function will extract a specific number of characters at a specific starting position. You need to know how to get the starting position of text between brackets in a test string, you can use the SEARCH function to get the position of the first left/right bracket characters.

Next, you can get the starting position of the text that you want to extract and the length of the text. So we can write down the following excel formula:

=MID(B1, SEARCH(“[“, B1)+1, SEARCH(“]”,B1) – SEARCH(“[“,B1)-1)

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For more detailed information about this formula, you can continue to read the below post:  how to extract text between parentheses in excel.


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