To extract data between minus, you need to first find the location of minus, 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.

=SUBSTITUTE(MID(SUBSTITUTE("-" & A2& REPT(" ",10),"-", REPT("-",300)), 2*300,300),"-","")

**Explanations:**

Extract the data between minus from "*How to Extract-Data-between Minus*".

**Step 1:** Put minus at the beginning of the data

Formula | ="-" & A2&REPT(" ",10) |
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Result | -How to Extract-Data-between Minus |

**Step 2:** To have more minus to separate the data between

Formula | =SUBSTITUTE("-" & A2&REPT(" ",10),"-",REPT("-",300)) |
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Result | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------How to Extract------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Data------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------between Minus |

**Step 3:** To extract the middle part

Formula | =MID(SUBSTITUTE("-" & A2&REPT(" ",10),"-",REPT("-",300)),2*300,300) |
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Result | ---------------Data-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- |

**Step 4:** To delete all the extra minus

Formula | =SUBSTITUTE(MID(SUBSTITUTE("-" & A2&REPT(" ",10),"-",REPT("-",300)),2*300,300),"-","") |
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Result | Data |

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