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How to Use Excel TEXTAFTER Function?

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Excel TEXTAFTER Function: Microsoft Excel is a powerful data visualization and analysis program used all around the world. It uses spreadsheets to store, organize, or perform operations with formulas and functions. If you want to extract the text after the delimiter from the input range in the worksheet, then we suggest you use the TEXTAFTER function.

Today we will show you how to use the Excel TEXTAFTER function in the worksheet with its syntax, explanation, and a few practical examples. Get an official version of MS Excel from the following link:

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Excel TEXTAFTER Function

Definition of TEXTAFTER Function

  • It is one of the built-in functions in Microsoft Excel.
  • The TEXTAFTER function can extract the text that is given after the delimiter in the input range.
  • If multiple delimiters appear in the text, TEXTAFTER can return text after the nth occurrence of a delimiter.


  • Here, you will see the syntax of the TEXTAFTER function.
  • To apply this function on your spreadsheet, you must select a cell and enter the formula in the following format.
  • Once you enter the formula, click on the Enter button to get the result.

=TEXTAFTER (text, delimiter, [instance_num], [match_mode], [match_end], [if_not_found])

Syntax Explanation:

  • text – The text string to extract from.
  • delimiter – The character(s) that delimit the text.
  • instance_num – It is the optional one. The instance of the delimiter in text. Default is 1.
  • match_mode – This is an optional one. Case-sensitivity. 0 = enabled, 1 = disabled. Default is 0.
  • match_end – Treat the end of the text as delimiter. 0 = disabled, 1 = enabled. Default is 0. It is an optional one.
  • if_not_found – [optional] Value to return when no match is found. #N/A is default.

Practical Examples

Let’s look at some practical examples of the TEXTAFTER Function and explore how to use it in Microsoft Excel.

  • Initially, you have to open your Excel workbook on your PC and launch the worksheet with data.
  • For instance, we have given the students’ names and their exam scores separated by a comma.
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Input Range
  • Then, you have to enter the formula in the cell as shown below to get the result.
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Enter the formula
  • After entering the formula, you need to click the Enter button to get the output.
  • Once you get the result of the first cell, then you can drag down that cell to fill the remaining cells.


This post helped you to know how to use Excel TEXTAFTER function in the worksheet with a few examples. Drop your feedback in the below comment section. To learn more about Excel functions, then visit our webpage

Video Tutorial

The following video will show you how to apply the TEXTAFTER function in your Excel worksheet.

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