VBA – Find the nth Word in a String of Text
Return nth Word in String of Text
The following function will find the nth word in a string:
Function Find_nth_word(Phrase As String, n As Integer) As String
Dim Current_Pos As Long
Dim Length_of_String As Integer
Dim Current_Word_No As Integer
Find_nth_word = ""
Current_Word_No = 1
'Remove Leading Spaces
Phrase = Trim(Phrase)
Length_of_String = Len(Phrase)
For Current_Pos = 1 To Length_of_String
If (Current_Word_No = n) Then
Find_nth_word = Find_nth_word & Mid(Phrase, Current_Pos, 1)
If (Mid(Phrase, Current_Pos, 1) = " ") Then
Current_Word_No = Current_Word_No + 1
'Remove the rightmost space
Find_nth_word = Trim(Find_nth_word)
It needs two arguments – the phrase that is to be searched and the word number:
Find_nth_word(“Automateexcel ls the worlds favourite Excel site”,4)
Will return “world”.
A blank is returned if the number of words in the phrase is less than the word number specified.
So: Find_nth_word(“Automateexcel ls the worlds favourite Excel site”,12)
Will return blank as there are not 12 words in the phrase “Automateexcel ls the worlds favourite Excel site”.
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