*The tutorial explains how to split cells in Excel using formulas and the Split Text feature. You will learn how to separate text by comma, space or any other delimiter, and how to split strings into text and numbers*.

Splitting text from one cell into several cells is the task all Excel users are dealing with once in a while. In one of our earlier articles, we discussed how to split cells in Excel using the *Text to Column* feature, *Flash Fill* and *Split Names* add-in. Today, we are going to take an in-depth look at how you can split strings using formulas and the *Split Text* feature.

To split string in Excel, you generally use the LEFT, RIGHT or MID function in combination with either FIND or SEARCH. At first sight, some of the formulas might look complex, but the logic is in fact quite simple, and the following examples will give you some clues.

When splitting cells in Excel, the key is to locate the position of the delimiter within the text string. Depending on your task, this can be done by using either case-insensitive SEARCH or case-sensitive FIND. Once you have the delimiter's position, use the RIGHT, LEFT or MID function to extract the corresponding part of the text string. For better understanding, let's consider the following example.

Supposing you have a list of SKUs of the *Item-Color-Size* pattern, and you want to split the column into 3 separate columns:

- To extract the
**item name**(all characters before the 1st hyphen), insert the following formula in B2, and then copy it down the column:`=LEFT(A2, SEARCH("-",A2,1)-1)`

In this formula, SEARCH determines the position of the 1st hyphen ("-") in the string, and the LEFT function extracts all the characters left to it (you subtract 1 from the hyphen's position because you don't want to extract the hyphen itself).

- To extract the
**color**(all characters between the 1st and 2nd hyphens), enter the following formula in C2, and then copy it down to other cells:`=MID(A2, SEARCH("-",A2) + 1, SEARCH("-",A2,SEARCH("-",A2)+1) - SEARCH("-",A2) - 1)`

As you probably know, the Excel MID function has the following syntax:

MID(text, start_num, num_chars)Where:

- text - where to extract the text from.
- start_num - the position of the first character to extract.
- num_chars - the number of characters to extract.

In the above formula, the text is extracted from cell A2, and the other 2 arguments are calculated by using 4 different SEARCH functions:

**Start number**(start_num) is the position of the first hyphen +1:`SEARCH("-",A2) + 1`

**Number of characters to extract**(num_chars): the difference between the position of the 2^{nd}hyphen and the 1^{st}hyphen, minus 1:`SEARCH("-", A2, SEARCH("-",A2)+1) - SEARCH("-",A2) -1`

- To extract the
**size**(all characters after the 3rd hyphen), enter the following formula in D2:`=RIGHT(A2,LEN(A2) - SEARCH("-", A2, SEARCH("-", A2) + 1))`

In this formula, the LEN function returns the total length of the string, from which you subtract the position of the 2

^{nd}hyphen. The difference is the number of characters after the 2^{nd}hyphen, and the RIGHT function extracts them.

In a similar fashion, you can split column by any other character. All you have to do is to replace "-" with the required delimiter, for example **space** (" "), **slash** ("/"), **colon** (";"), **semicolon** (";"), and so on.

To split text by space, use formulas similar to the ones demonstrated in the previous example. The only difference is that you will need the CHAR function to supply the line break character since you cannot type it directly in the formula.

Supposing, the cells you want to split look similar to this:

Take the formulas from the previous example and replace a hyphen ("-") with CHAR(10) where 10 is the ASCII code for Line feed.

- To extract the
**item name**:`=LEFT(A2, SEARCH(CHAR(10),A2,1)-1)`

- To extract the
**color**:`=MID(A2, SEARCH(CHAR(10),A2) + 1, SEARCH(CHAR(10),A2,SEARCH(CHAR(10),A2)+1) - SEARCH(CHAR(10),A2) - 1)`

- To extract the
**size**:`=RIGHT(A2,LEN(A2) - SEARCH(CHAR(10), A2, SEARCH(CHAR(10), A2) + 1))`

And this is how the result looks like:

To begin with, there is no universal solution that would work for all alphanumeric strings. Which formula to use depends on the particular string pattern. Below you will find the formulas for the two common scenarios.

Supposing, you have a column of strings with text and numbers combined, where a number always follows text. You want to break the original strings so that the text and numbers appear in separate cells, like this:

The result may be achieved in two different ways.

The easiest way to split text string where number comes after text is this:

To **extract numbers**, you search the string for every possible number from 0 to 9, get the numbers total, and return that many characters from the end of the string.

With the original string in A2, the formula goes as follows:

`=RIGHT(A2,SUM(LEN(A2) - LEN(SUBSTITUTE(A2, {"0","1","2","3","4","5","6","7","8","9"},""))))`

To **extract text**, you calculate how many text characters the string contains by subtracting the number of extracted digits (C2) from the total length of the original string in A2. After that, you use the LEFT function to return that many characters from the beginning of the string.

`=LEFT(A2,LEN(A2)-LEN(C2))`

Where A2 is the original string, and C2 is the extracted number, as shown in the screenshot:

An alternative solution would be using the following formula to determine the position of the first digit in the string:

`=MIN(SEARCH({0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9},A2&"0123456789"))`

The detailed explanation of the formula's logic can be found here.

Once the position of the first digit is found, you can split text and numbers by using very simple LEFT and RIGHT formulas.

To extract **text**:

`=LEFT(A2, B2-1)`

To extract **number**:

`=RIGHT(B2, LEN(A1)-B2+1)`

Where A2 is the original string, and B2 is the position of the first number.

To get rid of the helper column holding the position of the first digit, you can embed the MIN formula into the LEFT and RIGHT functions:

Formula to extract **text**:

`=LEFT(A2,MIN(SEARCH({0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9},A2&"0123456789"))-1)`

Formula to extract **numbers**:

`=RIGHT(A2,LEN(A2)-MIN(SEARCH({0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9},A2&"0123456789"))+1)`

If you are splitting cells where text appears after number, you can **extract numbers** with the following formula:

`=LEFT(A2, SUM(LEN(A2) - LEN(SUBSTITUTE(A2, {"0","1","2","3","4","5","6","7","8","9"}, ""))))`

The formula is similar to the one discussed in the previous example, except that you use the LEFT function instead of RIGHT to get the number from the left side of the string.

Once you have the numbers, **extract** **text** by subtracting the number of digits from the total length of the original string:

`=RIGHT(A2,LEN(A2)-LEN(B2))`

Where A2 is the original string and B2 is the extracted number, as shown in the screenshot below:

This is how you can split strings in Excel using different combinations of different functions. As you see, the formulas are far from obvious, so you may want to download the sample Excel Split Cells workbook to examine them closer.

If figuring out the arcane twists of Excel formulas is not your favorite occupation, you may like the visual method to split cells in Excel, which is demonstrated in the next part of this tutorial.

An alternative way to split a column in Excel is using the **Split Text** feature included with our Cell Cleaner add-in, which provides the following options:

To make things clearer, let's have a closer look at each option, one at a time.

Choose this option whenever you want to split the cell contents at **each occurrence of the specified character**.

For this example, let's the take the strings of the *Item-Color-Size* pattern that we used in the first part of this tutorial. As you may remember, we separated them into 3 different columns using 3 different formulas. And here's how you can achieve the same result in 2 quick steps:

- Assuming you have the Cell Cleaner add-in installed (the trial version can be downloaded here), select the cells to split, and click the
**Split Text**icon on the*Ablebits Data*tab.

- The
*Split Text*pane will open on the right side of your Excel window, and you do the following:- Expand the
**Split by character**group, and select one of the predefined delimiters or type any other character in the*Custom*box. - Choose whether to split cells to columns or rows.
- Review the result under the
*Preview*section, and click the**Split**button.

- Expand the

Done! The task that required 3 formulas and 5 different functions now only takes a couple of seconds and a button click.

This option lets you split strings using **any combination of characters** as a delimiter. Technically, you split a string into parts by using one or several different substrings as the boundaries of each part.

For example, to split a sentence by the conjunctions "*and*" and "*or*", expand the **Split by strings** group, and enter the delimiter strings, one per line:

As the result, the source phrase is separated at each occurrence of each delimiter:

And here another, real-life example. Supposing you've imported a column of dates from an external source, which look as follows:

*5.1.2016 12:20
5.2.2016 14:50 *

This format is not conventional for Excel, and therefore none of the Date functions would recognize any of the date or time elements. To split day, month, year, hours and minutes into separate cells, enter the following characters in the *Split by strings* box:

- Dot (.) to separate day, month, and year
- Colon (:) to separate hours and minutes
- Space to separate date and time

Hit the *Split* button, and you will immediately get the result:

Separating a cell by mask means splitting a string **based on a pattern**.

This option comes in very handy when you need to split a list of homogeneous strings into some elements, or substrings. The complication is that the source text cannot be split at each occurrence of a given delimiter, only at some specific occurrence(s). The following example will make things easier to understand.

Supposing you have a list of strings extracted from some log file:

What you want is to have date and time, if any, error code and exception details in 3 separate columns. You cannot utilize a space as the delimiter because there are spaces between date and time, which should appear in one column, and there are spaces within the exception text, which should also appear in one column.

The solution is splitting a string by the following mask: **ERROR:*Exception:**

Where the asterisk (*) represents any number of characters.

The colons (:) are included in the delimiters because we don't want them to appear in the resulting cells.

And now, expand the **Split by mask** section on the *Split Text* pane, type the mask in the *Enter delimiters* box, and click *Split*:

The result will look similar to this:

A big advantage of this method is flexibility. For example, if all of the original strings have date and time values, and you want them to appear in different columns, use this mask:

** *ERROR:*Exception:**

Translated into plain English, the mask instructs the add-in to divide the original strings into 4 parts:

- All characters before the 1st space found within the string (date)
- Characters between the 1
^{st}space and the word*ERROR:*(time) - Text between
*ERROR:*and*Exception:*(error code) - Everything that comes after
*Exception:*(exception text)

I hope you liked this quick and straightforward way to split strings in Excel. If you are curious to give it a try, here's the trial version to download. And if you are happy with the Split Text performance, you can buy this add-in individually or as part of our Ultimate Suite for Excel. Either way, be sure to grab the 15% off promotion code that we offer exclusively to our blog readers: AB14-BlogSpo

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## 87 Responses to "How to split text string in Excel by comma, space, character or mask"

04 particulars in 04 row how we make the one coloumn. in excel

1

Name Address mail add phone no.

Smt Anju Devi Dhanka, IND

Bassi ( Jaipur)

mlabassi2009[at]yahoo[dot]com

M-8, Gandhi Nagar, Jaipur.,

0141-6594942

Hello Subhash,

Sorry, your task is not quite clear. If you can send us a sample worksheet with the original data and expected result, our support team will try to help.

what if we want to split my string e.g. or and. How do you specify split only when or or and is byitself and not part of a word. The below keeps happening.

dog or cat slit into rows dog

cat

orange and apple or

ange

apple

Hi Lila,

You can use the 'Split by string' option of our add-in. When entering the delimiter strings, just be sure to type a space before and after

orto prevent splitting words.And thank you for this great question! I will certainly include this tip in the article.

I have a long column of number letter combinations I want to split at the first letter (any letter)

eg. 43245tre becomes 43245 tre

129ftr becomes 129 ftr

Help?

Hello Mark,

Do you want to split numbers and letters in 2 separate columns, or separate them with a space within a cell?

Hello Svetlana Cheusheva,

Can you help me to extract "Fort Walton Beach", "Jacksonville Beach","Wethersfield",etc.

These are examples:

545 Ashley Court, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

713 Arch Street, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

341 Cardinal Drive, Wethersfield, CT 06109

134 Main Street East, Anchorage, AK 99504

211 Oak Lane, West Lafayette, IN 47906

458 Williams Street, El Dorado, AR 71730

913 Liberty Street, Saint Paul, MN 55104

860 Somerset Drive, Acworth, GA 30101

36 Briarwood Drive, Dekalb, IL 60115

Thank you so much.

Tien

=MID(A10,FIND(",",A10)+2,(FIND(",",A10,FIND(",",A10)+1)-(FIND(",",A10)+2)))

looks for the commas and uses mid to select the text between them.

Assumes text is in A10.

Hi

I want to split the below into columns

90FB5B8F6B40

001BBA9AB00

001BBA99FE00

I want my end result to be

90:FB:5B:8F:6B:40

00:1B:BA:A9:AB:00

00:1B:BA:99:FE:00

I thought if i can split the text to single columns and concatenate to join them back inserting the ":" that would help. So i needed to know how to separate the text string into columns. Is that possible?

Based on your data being in A1, and always being the same length and expected return

=LEFT(A1,2)&":"&MID(A1,3,2)&":"&MID(A1,5,2)&":"&MID(A1,7,2)&":"&MID(A1,9,2)&":"&MID(A1,11,2)

if want them to be in separate column start with LEFT(A1,2)

and then for every subsequent col copy the MID(A1,3,2) parts

Can you help with Split string by dash:

Item-Color-Size-FIT pattern, and you want to split the column into 4 separate columns?

Item and color are the same as above. Having trouble with Size and FIT.

Hi, Ihave Query regarding Excel function.

Iwant to split the Number after symbol For Ex:

Putcharoen - Patumwan - T003

Butthongkomvong - Muang - 5104

Yim - Cheongju-si - 9573

Hwang - Seongnam-Si - 3018

so, from this i want values from the last symbol i.e. T003,5104,3018 like this ....

Please provide me the Formula for this.

Thanks in Advance

Thanks,

Adithya

1) face redness / Erythema (n);

2) felt hot / Feeling hot (n);

3) felt faint / Dizziness (n);

4) dizziness / Dizziness (n);

5) hands and feet weakness / Muscular weakness (n);

6) arterial pressure increased to 140/70mmHg / Blood pressure systolic increased (n);

7) flushes / Flushing (n);"

The above data is a singe cell data i need to seperate from cell to column after every semicolon.

While trying it on text to coloumn option of excel I cannot see any data getting shifted to the adjacent columns

Hello Svetlana,

I like your information above, but as usual I have a different split column issue.

So... I'm looking for a way to split a cell of text into to. The split must not come more that 30 characters (Including spaces) from the left but must be at a space or the immediate previous space to the 30th character point.

So if the cell contained: "EMERGENCY MU/INITIAL FILL TO CONDENSER CTRL VAL"

The 30th Character is the "C" of Condenser so the cell will split between "TO" and "Condenser"

How do I write this code please?

Many thanks for your help,

Tim

Hello Svetlana,

I need your help on this.

Is there a way that I can split a string of text in a cell from

"This is 2nd enquiry from this client. The 1st time wasSep-329 in Union TalkHusband's name: ChanWaiCheongTel:9*****"

into

"This is 2nd enquiry from this client. The 1st time wasSep-329 in Union Talk Husband's name: Chan Wai Cheong Tel:9*****"

I have 44500 records having this problem. I tried doing a VBA code, to add space whenever there is a CAPs letter but it wont work for some records as the outcome will be: "paid via VISA" into "paid via V I S A"

Please do help. Thank you.

I have managed to solve this with a VBA Code.

Function SplitCaps(strIn As String) As String

Dim objRegex As Object

Set objRegex = CreateObject("vbscript.regexp")

With objRegex

.Global = True

.Pattern = "([a-z])([A-Z])"

SplitCaps = .Replace(strIn, "$1 $2")

End With

End Function

If any of you have another alternative please do share.

Thanks

I have a character string, for example: GTHSYSKSSGSJSJGSUSKKS

I want each character in its own column. How would I do that?

Thanks

hi,

I need to split the text in the string in different columns. Columns are fixed.

For Example:

Input String: Application_PROPAY , Area_Feeds, Assigned_to_PTS, Cause_Data Issue-Incorrect Data, Detected_RBS

Output should be like: PROPAY should go to column name Application

Feeds should go to column name Area

PTS should go to Assigned to etc..

In some cases all the column names might not have mentioned.. please help

michal jackson , BScIT, MCA, LLB, FAICD

This is the given string . I want to split the string into two parts. That is I want to split BScIT, MCA, LLB, FAICD into degree part and michal jackson into name part.

How should i do it.

Hi

I've been looking all morning to find a way to split out the following;-

Amazon EU AMAZON.CO.UK LUX 99.99

SPAR LOCHINVER LAIRG 99.99

Can't split by fixed length, or delimiter, tried a macro to strip out text and then numbers but all costs end up as 9999 and not as a monetary amount.

I have 12 months worth of old statements, about 1500 transactions, to reformat correctly. They are only available in as a pdf file not a csv which is what makes this a challenge.

Any help, suggestions much appreciated.

Thanks

PFS

I am trying to split a column of e-mail addresses into 2 cols (E-MAIL1 and E-MAIL2), when the original column may have only a single address or may have 2 addresses separated by a comma, like: jdoe@dom.com, mdoe@dom.com"

My problem is that SEARCH() and FIND() both seem to return #VALUE errors when there is only one e-mail address in the source column (and thus the "," can't be found.)

Can I work around this by, for example, testing for an error (like if(SEARCH(",",sourcecol)=#VALUE, . . . etc.?)

Or some other way?

Thanks,

Martin

Hello Svetlana,

Thank you for your examples! I am trying to do this exact same thing, only in DAX for Power Pivot. My situation would be like your "Dress-Blie" example above, and I am trying to return "Dress"..

John

I Wanna break this strings RNY0HC3B282001573F14 in below mentioned pattern in different column, how i can using function please reply

RNY0 HC 3B28 2 157 3 F 14

This is very helpful site for excel problems .... i used it .. and its good

How to split string by line break in Excel

AAA

BBB

CCC

DDD

EEE

FFF

GGG

How to split string in DDD, EEE, FFF, GGG

Y:O10111:5242045056:PPX :713907770199

how to split in 4 column with removal of colon with formula.

ex- 1st column=Y

2ND COLUMN=O10111

3 RD COLUMN=5242045056

4TH COLUMN=PPX

5TH COLUMN=713907770199 WITH EXCELL FORMULA.

HTML 5 See 15 endorsements for HTML 515

Unity3D See 11 endorsements for Unity3D11

How to split this 15 and 11 in this line.

** number after "see" only i want.

Hi...

I am trying to use the split function in an Excel 2013 VBA script. However, the function name ('Split') is not highlighted in the editor, and I get a compile error "Cannot return array", so I suspect that the function has been removed.

Could you please confirm that this is the case, or put me right if it isn't? I prefer not to have to write this function myself.. :)

All the best, and thanks fo royur time,

Is it possible to slice Inputsome into various cells(Crore, Lac, Thousand, hundreds)?

Inputsome Crore Lac Thousand Hundred

1091050320 9 10 50 320

173387930 17 33 87 930

720333 7 20 333

1209225 12 9 225

3209 3 209

16305 16 305

502 502

50 50

9 9

Hi,

Can you please help to seperate only the colours from the cell into different column.

For eg.

From PVC SLEEV 65X6 HEAVY DUTY BLACK COLOUR.Only the Black into different column.

Like wise in given below contents:-

PVC SLEEV 65X6 HEAVY DUTY BLACK COLOUR.

PVC CISTERN WHITE

PVC CISTERN-WHITE

PVC CISTERN -WHITE

08121804902

hi there,

081317003321

081315004023

08121002069

08121803616

08121001992

081316000612

081316002389

08129000777

08121002877

can i ask help how to split between 12 digits & 11 digits different rows?

Use LEN to return the length and test on that.

=If(len(a1)>11,a1,"")

Hi,

Can you help me splitting the word astro.forumattivo.com to astro and forumattivo.com

thanks!

skuty

My electrical engineer son-in-law is giving us a hint as to what he and my daughter are naming my grandson-to-be. Here is the strand he gave us ^[B-P][a,e,l,o,u]\w{3,} . He then added, "It's a string search pattern. It can be reverse engineered. Can anybody solve this for me?

i want to spit one cell number 12345

how to split numbers as mentioned below?

999999999.99 to 99 99 99 999.99;

99999999.99 to 9 99 99 999.99;

9999999.99 to 99 99 999.99;

999999.99 to 9 99 999.99.

and so on.

Thanks in Advance.

Hello,

If I understand your task correctly, please try the following formula:

=SUBSTITUTE(TEXT(A1,"#,##0.00"),","," ")

Hope this will work for you

Pls see if you can split the following, in Excel-2010 ...

1 apple. 2 orange. 3 pear. 4 banana

[this is all in a single cell]

into ...

column A column B

1 apple

2 orange

3 pear

4 banana

Thank you.

Hello,

I'm afraid there's no easy way to solve your task with a formula. Using a VBA macro would be the best option here.

However, since we do not cover the programming area (VBA-related questions), I can advice you to try and look for the solution in VBA sections on mrexcel.com or excelforum.com.

Sorry I can't assist you better.

Hi Svetlana,

Thanks for your help on this. I hope you are still supporting this post.

The left, mid & right functions only work for 3 columns of data within the source cell. My data has 6 columns with 5 delimiters (",").

If I use LEFT it returns the "first column's data",

If I use MID, it returns the "second column's data",

If I use RIGHT, it returns everything to the right in column "3", which is actually Column 3, 4, 5 & 6.

Is there any way to "count" the delimiters, then return the data before/after the specified Xth delimiter? In other words, similar to VLOOKUP where the formula uses "col_index_num" to specify which data is wanted.

Unfortunately, the data I am trying to extract to place in 2 different cells is in the second & fourth columns.

I have isolated below between *** ***

12/15/2017 16:10,***DYSINGER EAST***,23326,***2163.11***,3150,-9999

This is realtime data from .csv url through Data --> Refresh All, so using the Text to Columns feature or add-ins is not possible. Also I am using MS Excel for Mac, and so far cannot get Excel to recognize the "," in the text string as the delimiters to separate the string automatically into proper columns.

Thanks for any help on this!

Hello,

Please try using a VBA macro. We are always ready to help you, but we do not cover the programming area (VBA-related questions).

You may try to find the solution in VBA sections on mrexcel.com or excelforum.com.

Sorry we can’t assist you better.

Hi Svetlana,

I have a worksheet containing a single column as follows:

1 F01K2502F01L1504A23K1165

2 C09J12518B23K524C07C30988C07C31724C07C31734

I would like to split this single column into multiple columns, like:

1 F01K2502 | F01L1504 | A23K1165 (3 columns)

2 C09J12518 | B23K524C07 | C30988C07 | C31724C07 | C31734 (5 columns)

Any advice?

Thanks a lot beforehand.

Hello,

I'm afraid there's no easy way to solve your task with a formula. Using a VBA macro would be the best option here.

However, since we do not cover the programming area (VBA-related questions), I can advice you to try and look for the solution in VBA sections on mrexcel.com or excelforum.com.

Sorry I can't assist you better.

In order to split string by dash I wouldn't bother to construct different formulas for each part.

I would, rather, use one single (similar) formula for all columns

For example:

Type the following formula into cell B2 and copy-drag it to the right.

=TRIM(MID(SUBSTITUTE("-"&$A2&" ","-",REPT(" ",255)),(COLUMN()-1)*255,255))

----------------------------

Michael (Micky) Avidan

“Microsoft® Answers" - Wiki author & Forums Moderator

“Microsoft®” Excel MVP – Excel (2009-2018)

ISRAEL

Hi can you please help me split 4017.524120.9822..0000.0000.3137 as

4017

524120

9822

0000

0000

3137

Soni:

You can select the cell with the data and then use the Text-to-Columns tool under Data. Use "." as the delimiter and once the data is in separate cells you can copy the cells and paste into a blank cell using the Paste Special/Transpose option.

If you do a lot of this work The AbleBits Ultimate Suite is probably a better option. It has many tool to help work with data. Splitting your type of data into rows is one of the tools.

Hi

How to split number of live sheet into individual no and add them

Ex: 254.56 into 25456

Add:2+5+4+5+6

I split no but unable add them

Umesh:

In an empty cell enter =Sum(Range Holding Values)

For example if the numbers are in cells B2,C2,D2,E2 and F2 then =SUM(B2:F2)

Be sure to format the cells B2:F2 as number.

Hi,

I have figures in a line beak

59/220118

64/080318

64/100418

128/100518

192/110617

In another column I need to add up the numbers before "/". Do you have a formula for that please?

Thanks in advance.

Naveen:

I think the easiest thing to do in a situation like yours is to use the Text-to-Columns tool that is built in to Excel.

Click the Data tab on your ribbon, then choose Text-to-Columns, then click the Delimited button, then choose the Other option and enter a / in that field. You should then see how your data will be separated into two columns. Click Next and the data will be split into two columns beginning with the column the data was originally in. If you want the split data to be put into a different cell then enter that address in the Destination field in the third step. You can also choose not to import the data after the / . In this last step select the column heading that holds the data you don't need and choose the Do Not Import Column.

Click finish and you have your data in its own column ready to sum.

How could I split

L18000160290MASS LLC

into

L18000160290 MASS LLC

Basically I want to take the first 12 characters into a separate cell

Keven:

I think this should work.

Where L18000160290MASSLLC is in A1

=LEFT(A1,12)

One of the column has the value "Fri 6pm PT", I need this value to be split into 3 different columns and also need improvisations like once the column is split the "fri" column should be "Friday" and the column with "6pm" should be "6:00 PM". I need the formula on how to change.

Hi,

i have values in one column as below.

ABC (1), IJK (20), LMN (15), XYZ (5)

LMN (10), XYZ (25), ABC (15), IJK (3)

XYZ (25), ABC (225)

i want create new column and extract value for ABC as below

1

15

225

I tried using MID function as explained, but i get value as below.

=MID(A2, SEARCH("ABC",A2) + 5, 3)

1)

15)

225

Can you pls help?

Hi, How do I get the text before the comma?

Ex: Cell A1= My Name, Eddie

Output to Cell B2 = My Name

Outout to Cell B3 = Eddie

I don't want to use the "text to column function" because I'll have to do it manually when a new entry comes in.

Appreciate if you could help to demonstrate a string for this function.

Many thanks in advance

Eddie:

In B2 enter this:

=LEFT(A1,SEARCH(",",A1,1)-1) this will return "My Name"

In B3 enter this:

=RIGHT(A1,SEARCH(",",A1,1)-2) this will return "Eddie".

Hello

I have following value

Cell A1 = 621.33Ari

A2 = 620.4.7Dsi(5)

A3 = 53:62Asi:21

I want separate text from number

For example

Output to cell B1 = 621.33 Cell C1 = Ari

B2 = 620.4 Cell C2 = Dsi(5)

B3 = 53:62 Cell C3 = Asi:21

Please help me

Thanks

Bhagwan:

I think you'll need two little formulas to get this done.

For the first set of data enter this in B1

=LEFT(A1,6) and this in C1 =RIGHT(A1,3)

For the next two sets use this in B2 =LEFT(A2,6) and enter this in C2 =RIGHT(B2,6)

Copy these two formulae down the column for B3 and C3.

I've been trying the solutions here to no avail.

I am trying to get an input into a cell visually altered inside the same cell

From, when numbers are entered:

01234567890

To, when the cell is left:

012 3456 7890

Anyone got any ideas

I need a help with a formula.. We get some data interfaced to our system but due to some error at source it is stuck in the temporary area and does not move to the live area. The error is for eg.

DXB EK LON AC YYZ 234.123567.34 the error is that 2 amounts are merged. The result I require is that after 2 decimal places I need a space like DXB EK LON AC YYZ 234.12 3567.34. Would I be able to get the correct string in another cell using excel formula.

Clarence:

I can't tell if there is a space between the first decimal and the "1". If there isn't, I think this will work for you. Where the original string is in K1 enter this in an empty cell.

=MID(K1,1,3)&" "&MID(K1,5,2)&""&MID(K1,7,4)&""&MID(K1,11,3)&" "&MID(K1,15,3)&""&MID(K1,18,7)&" "&MID(K1,25,7)

I hope you see how this formula works. It counts the characters including spaces goes to the next number of characters indicated by the second number and then returns that number of characters followed by a space or in some cases no space if there already was a space in the original. I got tired of counting characters.

If you need a space after the first decimal add another &""&MID(K1,etc)

like this:

=MID(K1,1,3)&" "&MID(K1,5,2)&""&MID(K1,7,4)&""&MID(K1,11,3)&" "&MID(K1,15,3)&""&MID(K1,18,4)&" "&MID(K1,22,3)&" "&MID(K1,25,7)

Hi

Irregular word and Number in excel 1 column to multi column like

Example:JSE SALE 2800 DRS CASH 2815

1. words in 1 column

2. Numbers in 1 column

Formulas for splitting text string with spaces into columns worked perfectly.

Thank you.

Hi,

how can you split string "abcdef" in a single character per row?

Swati:

The simplest method to accomplish what you want is to use the Text-to-Columns tool. People seem to turn their collective nose up at using this tool and I don't know why.

Highlight the cell containing the data to split.

Select under the Data tab on the ribbon select the Text-to-Columns option.

In the Text-to-Columns window select the Fixed Width radio button.

Left click the places where you want the data to be split.

Click finish.

This will leave the first character in the original cell and the data will be in separate cells.

If you have multiple rows containing data to be split, highlight all the rows and go through the same process.

You can split multiple rows, but not multiple columns.

I want to extract the City from the following rows. The City is the word in between the LAST space of the field and the comma of the field. The comma is always the last character in the field. What formula should I use?

1111 FM 1585 LUBBOCK,

2222 10TH ST SHALLOWATER,

333 COLTON AVE LUBBOCK,

Hello, Claudia,

Suppose your data are in column A, please try to enter the following formula in cell B1 and then copy it down along the column:

=MID(A1,FIND("#",SUBSTITUTE(A1," ","#",LEN(A1)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(A1," ",""))))+1,LEN(A1)-FIND("#",SUBSTITUTE(A1," ","#",LEN(A1)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(A1," ",""))))-1)

Hope this is what you need.

String is $GPRMC,062745.044,A,1830.2470,N,07350.5297,E,1.07,44.40,101018,,,A*54

how to split into columns with removal of comma with formula.

ex-

1st column=$GPRMC

2ND COLUMN=062745.044

3RD COLUMN=A

4TH COLUMN=1830.2470

5TH COLUMN=N

6TH COLUMN=07350.5297

WHAT FORMULA SHOULD I USE. I need only formula or macro code not other ready made option in excel.

Thanks

I want to split this

Sr. N0 first name last name postal code

1 jokovic,novok (SRB) 13630

HOW ?

Arvind:

To split this string I would use the Text-to-Column tool.

You can find it under the data tab. Use the fixed width option and after you enter the comma as a field choose the Do Not Import option for the comma.

I have a text string that I am trying to split which has different characters to split in the string.

Example string

Product Support 2018 H2~TC03986-01-ICS

I want to split it as "Product Support 2018 H2" "TC03986-01" and "ICS"

I am not sure if it is possible to use two different separators, but the "~" causes a problem. I have tried to use CHAR(126) but this does not work. I have also tried to replace the ~ using search and replace.

Part answer:

=LEFT(C20,FIND("~",C20)-1) to get product

i have data in excel

A battery consists of (a) only one cell (b) only two cells (c) two or more cells (d) All of the above

Column A Column B Column C Column D Column E

i need to separate Data for example

1. Before (a) Column A

2. After (a) and Before (b) Column B

3. After (b) and Before (c) Column C

4. After (C) and Before (D) Column D

5. After (D) Column E

pls help

I have the following data in one cell. i like to spit these data in different cells. is anybody can help?

1/15/2019 4320 610285062 1 30 0930 1143 88 167.75 14.26 $182.01

in Excel select the cell/column.

On the ribbon, choose Data tab, "Text to Columns" and select delimiter and then untick Tab and select Space

Gemcitabine_pow_1000 mg_1 X 1V

Ranitidine_tab MR_150 mg_6 X 10T

Ranitidine_tab MR_300 mg_3 X 10T

Above text please separate from "_" (Only by formula) , Not by text to column

Please send me formula

Hi , thanks a lot for this, but i have a big problem , it's only for 3 column, i am working as data entry and i have 10 column , hot to do this please help

I have a full description of a part in one column and need to pull over no more then 35 characters. I need to do this at a "space" but not go over 35 characters on my limit. please help!

thanks!!

=LEFT(A1,FIND("☃",SUBSTITUTE(A1," ","☃",LEN(LEFT(A1,36))-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(LEFT(A1,36)," ","")))))

(Left(a1,36)) This trims the string to a maximum of 36 characters. 36 because if the 36th is a space then 35 chars will be returned and if not, then the break will come earlier in the string and less will be returned.

The statement LEN-LEN(substitute) finds the length of the string, and then the length with the spaces removed. This gives the number of spaces in the string.

The Substitute inside the Find statement then changes the last space to a snowman, and the Find returns that position in the string.

Finally the left statement cuts the string at that point and gives your value.

In example #2 above, can you explain the +1 when finding the difference between the 2nd and 1st hyphens and how does the last search argument explains how the function understands how to extract all the characters between the two hyphens?

SEARCH("-",A2,SEARCH("-",A2)+1) - SEARCH("-",A2) - 1)

Hi Nathan,

To explain it better, let's have a look at the full formula:

=MID(A2, SEARCH("-", A2) + 1, SEARCH("-", A2, SEARCH("-",A2) +1) - SEARCH("-", A2) - 1)

1. Start_num argument: SEARCH("-",A2) + 1. It finds the position of the first character to extract; +1 is needed to start extraction beginning with the character that follows the first hyphen, not including the hyphen itself.

2. Num_chars argument (how many characters to extract): SEARCH("-", A2, SEARCH("-",A2) +1) - SEARCH("-", A2) - 1. To find the position of the 2nd hyphen, you put SEARCH("-",A2)+1) in the start_num of the first SEARCH function to tell it to start searching beginning with the character after the 1st hyphen (this way, you exclude the first hyphen from search). Then, you subtract the position of the 1st hyphen from the position of the 2nd hyphen to find how many characters are between them. But this number includes the 2nd hyphen, so you put -1 at the end to remove the 2nd hyphen from the returned substring.

Is it just the way the syntax was created?

=LEFT(TRIM(B34),FIND("~",SUBSTITUTE(B34," ","~",LEN(TRIM(B34))-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(TRIM(B34)," ",""))))-4)

Kindly define this formula.

Find the last space in the B34 string and take everything to the left of that, less 4 characters. The string must have spaces for this to work.

I have a single column of text which I want to parse into various columns, but the delimiter is currently multiples of blank spaces in front of the text. Such as the data which should be in the first column has 5 blanks in front, the data which should be in the second has 10 blanks in front and the data which should be in the third column has 15 blank spaces in front of the text. Example of how this looks in the current single column:

Column1 text

Column2 text

Column3 text.

The amount of text may vary in each column, but the leading blank spaces are constant. Thanks for your help!

That didn't show up correctly, let me use _to emulate a blank space (but there are actually only spaces, no leading characters):

_____text column 1 info

__________text column 2 info

_______________text column 3 info

I hope that is more clear. Thanks.