SP Calculated column to grab value between two delimiters

SharePoint Automation 1 Reputation point
2022-07-07T18:59:31.667+00:00

Hello, I have a unique id column using a Work Breakdown Structure. I would like to make a calculated column that pulls whatever is in between 2 periods.

EX:
I5.XYZ.241234 should grab "XYZ"
I7.R&DFINTECH.149876 should grab "R&DFINTECH"

218716-image.png should grab "PIC"

Thought this would be a couple of splits and id be done with it but apparently not!

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  1. Dillon Silzer 52,906 Reputation points
    2022-07-07T20:12:26.317+00:00

    My solution might not be the cleanest way but it gets the job done. If it helps you please don't forget to accept as answer. Thanks!

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    Create a column to extract everything after the first character (I called my TitleCalc)

    =RIGHT(Title,LEN(Title)-FIND(".",Title,FIND(".",Title)-1))

    Create a column to extract everything after the first character of TitleCalc (I called my TitleCalc2)

    =LEFT(TitleCalc,INT(FIND(".",TitleCalc)-1))

    You can then hide the TitleCalc column as seen below:

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    How to create calculated column:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/calculate-data-in-lists-or-libraries-c5261743-667f-4833-bede-e516cef2a0e1

    Formulas cited from:

    https://sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/29140/using-calculated-field-to-retrieve-substring-of-another-field

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  2. Xuyan Ding - MSFT 7,561 Reputation points
    2022-07-08T06:02:43.687+00:00

    Hi @SharePoint Automation ,

    You could try the following code.

    =LEFT(RIGHT(Title, LEN(Title)-FIND(".",Title)),FIND(".",RIGHT(Title, LEN(Title)-FIND(".",Title)))-1)  
    

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