There several line feeds in a cell. If the first line feed is in position 2 then result will be left 1 if not then left 3

This does not work:-

=IF(CODE(MID(PDF.L4,2,1),10)),LEFT(PDF.L4,1),LEFT(PDF.L4,3))

Any help please?

There several line feeds in a cell. If the first line feed is in position 2 then result will be left 1 if not then left 3

This does not work:-

=IF(CODE(MID(PDF.L4,2,1),10)),LEFT(PDF.L4,1),LEFT(PDF.L4,3))

Any help please?

- “doesn’t work” Isn’t a useful information. Always tell what you actually get. (Empty? Error message? 1232545.78$ ?
- Your formula has no reasonable syntax. If you want to compare a CODE() to a value (10 in this case), the comma isn’t the appropriate operator.
- Make it as simple as possible. Neither the sheet name nor the specific cell are of a relevant meaning for the issue here.

(Solutions disregarding the sheet name:)

in LibO 6.2 or higher or`=REGEX(A1;"^.(?=\n)";;1)`

correction: `=IFNA(REGEX(A1;"^.(?=\n)";;1);LEFT(A1;3))`

or similar

`=IF(CODE(MID(A1;2;1))=10;LEFT(A1;1);LEFT(A1;3))`

Be aware of the fact that `LEFT(A1;3)`

may contain a non-printable character, in specific an LF. You will only see two or less characters then.

You may also consider to regard what I wrote in my answer here: Why do I often get an error (508, 504, 502 e.g.) if I paste a Calc formula from some post into my sheet? .

Agree I should have show “Err.508” Using version 7.1.8.1

Solution =REGEX(PDF.L4,"^.(?=\n)",1) works. I am on another sheet; not PDF sheet PDF.

Thank you for your help.

I supposed so. It’s irrelevant, however, for the working of the formula.

More important is that the first formula I suggested, and which you accepted, didn’t regard your second case. If there isn’t a LineFeed in the second place of the string, that formula will return an `#N/A`

error.

Sorry. To get what you want also in the second case, you may use the IFNA() function in the following ay (or similar):

`=IFNA(REGEX(Sheet1.A2;"^.(?=\n)";;1);LEFT(Sheet1.A2;3))`

.

See also the attached example:

disask73947SpecialConditrionalPartOfString.ods (12.5 KB)

(My remarks concerning the comma as the argument separator weren’t just a bad joke.)

You may also accept the solution formally by clicking the respective checkmark. It’s good practice.