To extract data between brackets [], you need to first find the location of left bracket [ and right bracket ], then apply Mid Function.

**Formula:**

Copy the formula below and replace "A2" with the first cell that contains the text you would like to extract, then copy down.

=MID(A2, FIND("[",A2)+1, FIND("]",A2)- FIND("[",A2)-1)

**Explanations:**

Extract the data between brackets from "*How to Extract [Data between Brackets]*" in cell A2.

**Step 1:** Find the location of left bracket

Formula | =FIND("[",A2) |
---|---|

Result | 16 |

**Step 2:** Find the location of right bracket

Formula | =FIND("]",A2) |
---|---|

Result | 41 |

**Step 3:** To decide the number of letters between brackets

Formula | =FIND("]",A2)-FIND("[",A2)-1 |
---|---|

Result | 24 |

**Step 4:** To extract text between brackets

Formula | =MID(A2,FIND("[",A2)+1,FIND("]",A2)-FIND("[",A2)-1) |
---|---|

Result | Data between Brackets |

**Step 5:** In case there are extra spaces before or after the extracted data, use Trim function to remove them.