Multiple SUBSTITUTE Function To Replace Square Bracket with Single Pipe

Welcome to Excel Jet Consult blog post. In this tutorial, we going to see how to substitute square brackets with single pipe. Let’s get started



The SUBSTITUTE Function replaces existing text with new text in a text string

Syntax:         =SUBSTITUTE(text, old_text, new_text, [instance_num])


Sample Data

In the caption below, we have Account Manager’s name and numbers inside square bracket. Essentially, we want to replace the open and close square brackets with single pipe


In cell B2, execute the formula: =SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(A2,” [“,” | “),”]”,””)

A2 is the text; ” [” is the old text to replace; ” | ” is the new text; “]” is the old text of the SUBSTITUTE outside while “” empty string is the new text.

Click Enter

In the caption below, we can see that we have replaced the square bracket with simple pipe

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