Extract substrings in Excel

With Ultimate Suite for Excel

Whenever you need to take some values out of your column and put them into another one, the Extract Substrings feature from Substring Tools is a real help. And no worries about your original column—it will not change one iota.

Before you start

The things to be remembered:

  • Only one column is processed at a time.
  • Put each of the substrings to be extracted into an individual cell within one and the same column.
  • The result is placed in a neighboring column and your source data do not undergo any changes.

How to extract substrings

Click the Substring Tools icon on the Ablebits Data tab and select Extract Substrings to run the tool:
Start the Extract Substrings tool.
In the tool window, fill in the required fields and pick the options of interest:
Adjust the Extract Substrings settings.

  1. Select a column containing the data to be processed—the Source column.
  2. Using the icons on the right side of the Source column box, you can select your current table column or any other column you need.
  3. Select a column containing the substrings to be extracted—the Substrings range.
  4. If the search for substrings should be case-sensitive, pick the Case-sensitive option.
  5. To extract not only the substrings of interest but also the delimiters that follow them, check off the Extract with delimiters option and either pick standard delimiters or type in your custom ones.

For example:
See an example.
Click the Extract button to get your data processed. You will see the result on the right of your source column:
The substrings are extracted.

To learn about the other Substring Tools features, visit the following help pages: