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Split Strings Cleanly, Redux

Split Strings Cleanly, Redux

What if you want to split an array on more than one delimiter? Adding a few lines of code and using recursion can enhance the function to handle multiple delimiters.

When more than one delimiter is passed into the function, you rejoin the filtered array using the next delimiter, drop the current delimiter from the delimiter list, and call the function again:

 Public Function CleanSplit2( _	ByVal Expression As String, _	Optional ByVal Delimiters As String = " ", _	Optional ByVal Limit As Long = -1, _	Optional Compare As VbCompareMethod = _	vbBinaryCompare) As Variant		Dim Substrings() As String	Dim OneDelimiter As String	Dim I As Long		OneDelimiter = Mid$(Delimiters, 1, 1)	Substrings = Split(Expression, OneDelimiter, _		Limit, Compare)	For I = LBound(Substrings) To UBound(Substrings)		If Len(Substrings(I)) = 0 Then			Substrings(I) = OneDelimiter		End If	Next I	If Len(Delimiters) = 1 Then		CleanSplit2 = Filter( _			Substrings, OneDelimiter, False)	Else		CleanSplit2 = _			CleanSplit2(Join( _			Filter(Substrings, OneDelimiter, False), _			Mid$(Delimiters, 2, 1)), _			Mid$(Delimiters, 2), Limit, Compare)	End IfEnd Function
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