VBA – Calculate Acronyms from Text Strings
Create Acronyms From Strings of Text
The following function evaluates Acronyms from strings i.e it concatenates the first letter in every word in a string. E.g “trees are green” becomes “TAG”.
The routine traverses every character in a string and if it is a space then it takes the next character in the string. Before evaluating the string, it removes all trailing and duplicate spaces.
Function Acroymn (Original_String As String) As String
Dim Trimmed_String As String
Dim Length As Integer
Dim Pos As Integer
Trimmed_String = Application.WorksheetFunction.Trim(Original_String)
'work out the length of the string
Length = Len(Trimmed_String)
Acroymn = UCase(Left(Trimmed_String, 1))
For Pos = 2 To Length - 1
If (Mid(Trimmed_String, Pos, 1) = " ") Then
Acroymn = Acroymn & UCase(Mid(Trimmed_String, Pos + 1, 1))
So for example :
Acroymn (“British Broadcasting Corporation”) gives BBC
Acroymn (“Funky”) gives F
Acroymn (“”) gives NULL
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