Excel: Extracting a sequence of numbers within a string


Good afternoon, I have a series of variable length strings in an Excel list that look a bit like this:


promote Trans.no: 1173331 by bobsmith
I want to be able to extract the numeric element of the string which is usually, but not always eight characters I know however that the number will always be preceded by "Trans.no: " and always followed by " by " as in the above example. Any suggestions? As always, thanks in advance Pete


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