I'm trying to create a formula that uses either =REGEXEXTRACT or =REGEXREPLACE to remove all characters not inside [brackets] but leaving the ,,, commas where they are.

For example...

➜ Text to Regex:

Checkbox 1, Checkbox 2, Checkbox 3[checked], Checkbox 4[disabled]

✔ Expected Result:

, , checked, disabled

My broken formula so far is...

=REGEXEXTRACT (J2, "\[([A-Za-z]+)\]")

✖ Current Result:


Does anyone know the correct way to achieve this?


I created this Google Sheet to show the current work: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1UEO22NB9O6hvbTQzIa2YlMys1GF7ZBpe8aVzmX7dOnk/edit#gid=0

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    ,,,,,,,,, Done. – Oneezy Mar 10 '18 at 8:50
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    It's a part of the Google Font directory I believe. One of my favorite fonts – Oneezy Mar 10 '18 at 9:51
  • Can you please also update the Google Forum Post, to have this answer? – Jacob Jan Tuinstra Mar 13 '18 at 12:21
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    Done. @JacobJanTuinstra – Oneezy Mar 23 '18 at 3:57


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