Find, extract, remove, or replace matching text
If you've been wondering if it's possible to use regular expression in Excel without VBA, you've come to the right place! With Regex Tools, that are part of Ultimate Suite for Excel, you can find, extract, remove, or replace strings that match a regex pattern you enter. The result may be pasted as a value or as a formula created with a custom Ablebits function.Free download
You can get a new identifier column inserted with TRUE or FALSE values.
Enter the regex, tick the Extract option, and get a new column with matching strings extracted.
You can delete or replace text that matches the entered regex.
The result of all four tools can be pasted as a formula, so if the initial data changes – the result changes too.
Frequently asked questions
Sure! The easiest way is to get Ultimate Suite ;) To start the add-in, find the Text group in the Ablebits Data tab and click on the Regex Tools icon. Then select a column to search for matches, enter the regular expression, and select the action: Match, Extract, Remove, Replace. Tick the additional options and hit the action button to get the result in a new column.
The Match option lets you insert an identifier column to find cells with text that matches a regex. The TRUE value means that a cell contains such a string, FALSE—that does not.
Use the Extract feature that will find and retrieve the text that matches a regular expression.
Yes. To get rid of text matching a certain pattern, pick the Remove radio button.
Select the Replace option button and enter a text which you want to get inserted instead of the found matching strings.
Regex Tools include four custom Ablebits functions for Excel formulas: AblebitsRegexMatch, AblebitsRegexExtract, AblebitsRegexRemove, AblebitsRegexReplace. You can select to insert the result as a value or as a formula.
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Ultimate Suite is a treasure chest of useful tools
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KUDOS to you guys for solving a problem that our IT department doesn't understand
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Great Product - even better service
The Ablebits Excel addin is a real time saver. If you are doing anything complex with data sets in Excel and want to do things like de-dupe, check and cross-reference, this is a game changer. Well worth the money. Above that, the service is really excellent. Send an email and you get a reply pretty much within the hour. Very impressed and can't recommend enough.
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Can't go without it
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Abelbits is a very useful program
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Key component for data analysis
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Ablebits Ultimate Suite for Excel is invaluable if you work with spreadsheets
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Extremely useful add-in with extensive functionality
I purchased and installed Ablebits for Excel. I have found it to be extremely useful in supplementing the capabilities of Excel – the functionality is very extensive. More importantly, I have found the support from Ablebits to be invaluable – patient and thorough. I definitely recommend Ablebits if you want to push the limits of your use of Excel.
The best add-in for anyone
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Exceptional product and service
Exceptional Product and Service: I have used Ablebits for several years, solving incredibly difficult problems in Excel, problems well beyond my coding and formula development skills, and each time, Ablebits provided an easy-to-use solution. And, when I needed help, response time was practically instantaneous, not an AI chatbot, but a real person who solves real problems.
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Being a user of the "Ultimate Suite" since 2016 and processing 100'000s of datasets, I am utmost convinced of the product. And what is also excellent: is the support. Every question asked was answered very quickly and competently. You provided a free upgrade unasked - stunning! Thank you, Ablebits team, for your excellent product and support!
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If that's not good service, I don't know what is
Who wants to learn VBA? I know I didn't when I was forced to learn it. Then came Ablebits, and I can never go back. Imagine someone giving you a flip phone now, in 2022. That's what it's like living without Ablebits. I had an issue where it was crashing in Excel, and I was distraught. After sending my feedback, I was greeted with an email and an updated key for the latest release, before I even made it that far in my troubleshooting. If that's not good service, I don't know what is. Can you guys just run all of our other vendors?
My "Excel life" changed a lot… for the better!
I believe it was around 2007-2008 when I discovered Ablebits and its table merge add-on. Since then, my "Excel life" changed a lot… for the better! I use it alongside other tools in the Ultimate Suite on a regular basis and have licensed it for people in my BD team. It is an invaluable tool!"
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The best tools. Exactly what I needed
Ablebits Excel tools were exactly what I needed. We even recently updated to the newest version. Before finding Ablebits, I would have to spend two to three hours comparing two different workbooks each month. Not to mention the time I would have to spend combining cells with multiple lines of text. Ablebits has saved me time effort and I'm very grateful.
AbleBits has been a huge time saver
AbleBits has been a huge time saver for cleaning up client-provided lists. With just a simple click we can quickly and efficiently trim spaces, split names, standardize case, and combine related sheets. Plus it's great to know there are so many other powerful tools in the software that are available whenever we need it.
That one program has given me years of convenience
It's been years since I was desperate to be able to do additional functions in MS Excel and could not figure out how. I did an internet search - found Ablebits and that one program has given me years of convenience. I own my own business which always has been remote and using our CRM and our client's databases all depend on MS Excel to add data. I don't know what I would have done without this program. Customer Support even now is the best I have experienced. Thank you all for being there for me when other companies don't care.
The Ablebits Data Merge Tables add- on is a fantastic program. It facilitates my projects for sure saving numerous hours of drudgery not to mention reducing the chance of error in manually importing data. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who needs to pull data from one Excel file to another. It's worth every penny! I love it.
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