This post explains that how to extract text between the parentheses using the formula in excel.
Extract text between parentheses
If you want to extract text between parentheses in a cell, then you can use the search function within the MID function to create a new excel formula.
Let’s see how this formula works:
The MID function used to extract a specific number of characters from a text string at a specific position. And this position value will be returned by the SEARCH function.
This search formula returns the position of the first left parentheses character in a text string in Cell B1, and then add 1, it will be the starting position that you want to extract text. It goes into the MID function as its start_num argument.
This formula returns the position of the first right parentheses character in a text string in Cell B1.
=SEARCH(“)”,B1) – SEARCH(“(“,B1)-1
This formula returns the length of the text between parentheses. And the returned value will go into the MID function as its num_chars argument.
So far, we got the both start_num value and num_chars value, then the text between parentheses will be extracted by the MID function, see below screenshot:
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