# Excel - COLUMN Function Problem - Expert Solution

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To write an Excel formula for the TRX column -by extracting the other currency in the Currency Pair in column A
Solved by V. J. in 11 mins
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Excelchat Expert 23/08/2017 - 11:06
Excelchat Expert 23/08/2017 - 11:06
Explanation phase:
User 23/08/2017 - 11:06
Hope this makes sense
Excelchat Expert 23/08/2017 - 11:07
Yes
Excelchat Expert 23/08/2017 - 11:07
I am working on
User 23/08/2017 - 11:07
cool thanks
Excelchat Expert 23/08/2017 - 11:09
=mid(A2,find(B2,A2,1)-4,3)
Excelchat Expert 23/08/2017 - 11:09
Discussion phase:
Excelchat Expert 23/08/2017 - 11:09
User 23/08/2017 - 11:09
Can you explain how excel can recognise the currency in the currency pair
Excelchat Expert 23/08/2017 - 11:10
I am using find function to check the presence of currenc
User 23/08/2017 - 11:10
Doesn't seem to work for the 3rd row
Excelchat Expert 23/08/2017 - 11:11
GBP was not there in column B
User 23/08/2017 - 11:11
User 23/08/2017 - 11:11
Can you break the explanation down
Excelchat Expert 23/08/2017 - 11:12
Ok. Do you have any further questions. Please use EX_Ch expert code in upcoming sessions]
Excelchat Expert 23/08/2017 - 11:12
find will find the position
Excelchat Expert 23/08/2017 - 11:12
and the start position is negative offset of 4
Excelchat Expert 23/08/2017 - 11:12
and i need 3 letters from there
Excelchat Expert 23/08/2017 - 11:13
i am using mid function to get the required
User 23/08/2017 - 11:13
oh genius! thanks
User 23/08/2017 - 11:14
if it was GBP/AUD, will it work>
Excelchat Expert 23/08/2017 - 11:14
You are welcome:)
Excelchat Expert 23/08/2017 - 11:14
No
Excelchat Expert 23/08/2017 - 11:14
GBP should be on the right side
User 23/08/2017 - 11:14
`Oh yes, I have to modify the position
Excelchat Expert 23/08/2017 - 11:15
Hope, you have further questions in queue?
User 23/08/2017 - 11:15
can you tell me how to modify if GBP is the 1st currency?
Excelchat Expert 23/08/2017 - 11:15
then it should be +4
User 23/08/2017 - 11:16
hah, understood, thanks
User 23/08/2017 - 11:16
can I have a link to this file?
Excelchat Expert 23/08/2017 - 11:16
ok. Great
Excelchat Expert 23/08/2017 - 11:17
User 23/08/2017 - 11:17
thanks!!

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