*The tutorial shows how to use the brand-new TEXTSPLIT function to split strings in Excel 365 by any delimiter that you specify.*

There may be various situations when you need to split cells in Excel. In earlier versions, we were already equipped with a number of instruments to accomplish the task such as Text to Columns and Fill Flash. Now, we also have a special function for this, TEXTSPLIT, that can separate a string into multiple cells across columns or/and rows based on the parameters that you specify.

## Excel TEXTSPLIT function

The TEXTSPLIT function in Excel splits text strings by a given delimiter across columns or/and rows. The result is a dynamic array that spills into multiple cells automatically.

The function takes as many as 6 arguments, only the first two of which are required.

**Text** (required) - the text to split. Can be supplied as a string or cell reference.

**Col_delimiter** (required) - a character(s) that indicates where to split the text across columns. If omitted, *row_delimiter* must be defined.

**Row_delimiter** (optional) - a character(s) that indicates where to split the text across rows.

**Ignore_empty** (optional) - specifies whether to ignore empty values or not:

- FALSE (default) - create empty cells for consecutive delimiters without a value in-between.
- TRUE - ignore empty values, i.e. don't create empty cells for two or more consecutive delimiters.

**Match_mode** (optional) - determines case-sensitivity for the delimiter. Enabled by default.

- 0 (default) - case-sensitive
- 1 - case-insensitive

**Pad_with** (optional) - a value to use in place of missing values in two-dimensional arrays. The default is a #N/A error.

For example, to divide a text string in A2 into multiple cells using a comma and a space as the separator, the formula is:

`=TEXTSPLIT(A2, ", ")`

### TEXTSPLIT availability

The TEXTSPLIT function is only available in Excel for Microsoft 365 (Windows and Mac) and Excel for the web.

Tips:

- In Excel versions where the TEXTSPLIT function is not available (other than Excel 365), you can use the Text to Columns wizard to split cells.
- To perform the reverse task, i.e. to join the contents of multiple cells into one using a certain delimiter, TEXTJOIN is the function to use.

## Basic TEXTSPLIT formula to split a cell in Excel

For starters, let's see how to use a TEXTSPLIT formula in its simplest form to split a text string by a particular delimiter.

### Split a cell horizontally across columns

To divide the contents of a given cell into multiple columns, supply a reference to the cell containing the original string for the first (*text*) argument and the delimiter that marks the point where the splitting should occur for the second (*col_delimiter*) argument.

For example, to separate the string in A2 horizontally by comma, the formula is:

`=TEXTSPLIT(A2, ",")`

For the delimiter, we use a comma enclosed in double quotes (",").

As a result, each item separated by a comma goes into an individual column:

### Split a cell vertically across rows

To split text across multiple rows, the third argument (*row_delimiter*) is where you place the delimiter. The second argument (*col_delimiter*) is omitted in this case.

For instance, to separate the values in A2 into different rows, the formula is:

`=TEXTSPLIT(A2, ,",")`

Please note that, in both cases, the formula is only entered in one cell (C2). In neighboring cells, the returned values spill automatically. The resulting array (which is called a spill range) is highlighted with a blue border indicating that everything inside it is calculated by the formula in the upper left cell.

## Split text by substring

In many cases, the values in the source string are separated by a sequence of characters, a comma and a space being a typical example. To handle this scenario, use a substring for the delimiter.

For instance, to separate the text in A2 into multiple columns by a comma and a space, use the string ", " for *col_delimiter*.

`=TEXTSPLIT(A2, ", ")`

This formula goes to B2, and then you copy it down through as many cells as needed.

## Split string into columns and rows at once

To split a text string into rows and columns at a time, define both delimiters in your TEXTSPLIT formula.

For example, to split the text string in A2 across columns and rows, we supply:

- The equal sign ("=") for
*col_delimiter* - A comma and a space (", ") for
*row_delimiter*

The complete formula takes this form:

`=TEXTSPLIT(A2, "=", ", ")`

The result is a 2-D array consisting of 2 columns and 3 rows:

## Separate cells by multiple delimiters

To handle multiple or inconsistent delimiters in the source string, use an array constant like {"x","y","z"} for the delimiter argument.

In the screenshot below, the text in A2 is delimited by both commas (",") and semicolons (";") with and without spaces. To split the string vertically into rows by all 4 variations of the delimiter, the formula is:

`=TEXTSPLIT(A2, , {",",", ",";","; "})`

Or, you can include only a comma (",") and semicolon (";") in the array, and then remove extra spaces with the help of the TRIM function:

`=TRIM(TEXTSPLIT(A2, , {",",";"}))`

## Split text ignoring empty values

If the string contains two or more consecutive delimiters without a value between them, you can choose whether to ignore such empty values or not. This behavior is controlled by the fourth *ignore_empty* parameter, which defaults to FALSE.

By default, the TEXTSPLIT function does not ignore empty values. The default behavior works nicely for structured data as in the below example.

In this sample table, the scores are missing in some strings. The TEXTSPLIT formula with the *ignore_empty* argument omitted or set to FALSE handles this case perfectly, creating an empty cell for each empty value.

`=TEXTSPLIT(A2, ", ")`

Or

`=TEXTSPLIT(A2, ", ", FALSE)`

As a result, all the values appear in the appropriate columns.

In case your strings contain homogeneous data, it may stand to reason to ignore empty values. For this, set the *ignore_empty* argument to TRUE or 1.

For instance, to divide t the below strings placing each skill in a separate cell without gaps, the formula is:

`=TEXTSPLIT(A2, ", ", ,TRUE)`

In this case, the missing values between consecutive delimiters are ignored completely:

## Cell splitting case-sensitive or case-insensitive

To control the case-sensitivity of the delimiter, make use of the fifth argument, *match_mode*.

By default, *match_mode* is set to 0, making TEXTSPLIT **case-sensitive**.

In this example, the numbers are separated by the lowercase "x" and uppercase "X" letters.

The formula with the default case-sensitivity only accepts the lowercase "x" as the delimiter:

`=TEXTSPLIT(A2, " x ")`

Please pay attention that the delimiter has a space on both sides of the letter " x " in order to prevent leading and trailing spaces in the results.

To turn off case sensitivity, you supply 1 for *match_mode* to force the TEXTSPLIT formula to ignore the letter case:

`=TEXTSPLIT(A2, " x ", , ,1)`

Now, all the strings are split correctly by either delimiter:

## Pad missing values in 2D array

The last argument of the TEXTSPLIT function, *pad_with*, comes in handy in case one or more values are missing in the source string. When such a string is split into both columns and rows, by default, Excel returns #N/A errors instead of the missing values not to mangle the structure of a two-dimensional array.

In the below string, there is no "=" (*col_delimiter*) after "Score". To keep the integrity of the resulting array, TEXTSPLIT outputs #N/A next to "Score".

To make the result more user-friendly, you can replace the #N/A error with any value you want. Simply, type the desired value in the *pad_with* argument.

In our case, that could be a hyphen ("-"):

`=TEXTSPLIT(A2, "=", ", ", , ,"-")`

Or an empty string (""):

`=TEXTSPLIT(A2, "=", ", ", , ,"")`

Now that you've learned practical uses of each argument of the TEXTSPLIT function, let's discuss a couple of advanced examples that can help you cope with non-trivial challenges in your Excel spreadsheets.

## Split dates into day, month and year

To divide a date into individual units, first you need to convert date to text because the TEXTSPLIT function deals with text strings while Excel dates are numbers.

The easiest way to convert a numeric value to text is by using the TEXT function. Just be sure to supply an appropriate format code for your date.

In our case, the formula is:

`=TEXT(A2, "m/d/yyyy")`

The next step is to nest the above function in the 1st argument of TEXTSPLIT and enter the corresponding delimiter for the 2nd or 3rd argument, depending on whether you are splitting across columns or rows. In this example, the date units are delimited with slashes, so we use "/" for the *col_delimiter* argument:

`=TEXTSPLIT(TEXT(A2, "m/d/yyyy"), "/")`

## Split cells and remove certain characters

Imagine this: you've split a long string into pieces, but the resulting array still contains some unwanted characters, such as parentheses in the screenshot below:

`=TEXTSPLIT(A2, " ", "; ")`

To strip off the opening and closing parentheses at a time, nest two SUBSTITUTE functions one into another (each replacing one parenthesis with an empty string) and use the TEXTSPLIT formula for the *text* argument of the inner SUBSTITUTE:

`=SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(TEXTSPLIT(A2, " ", "; "), "(", ""), ")", "")`

Tip. If the final array contains too many extra characters, you can purge them using one of the methods described in this article: How to remove unwanted characters in Excel.

## Split strings skipping certain values

Supposing you want to separate the below strings into 4 columns: *First name*, *Last name*, *Score*, and *Result*. The problem is that some strings contain the title "Mr." or "Ms.", because of which the results are all wrong:

The solution is not obvious but quite simple :)

In addition to the existing delimiters, which are a space (" ") and a comma and a space (", "), you include the strings "Mr. " and "Ms. " in the *col_delimiter* array constant, so that the function uses the titles themselves to separate the text. To ignore empty values, you set the *ignore_empty* argument to TRUE.

`=TEXTSPLIT(A2, {" ",", ","Mr. ","Ms. "}, ,TRUE)`

Now, the results are absolutely perfect!

## TEXTSPLIT alternatives

In Excel versions where the TEXTSPLIT function is not supported, you can divide strings by using different combinations of the SEARCH / FIND function with LEFT, RIGHT and MID. In particular:

- Case-insensitive SEARCH or case-sensitive FIND determines the position of the delimiter within a string, and
- The LEFT, RIGHT, and MID functions extract a substring before, after or between two instances of the delimiter.

In our case, to split the values separated by **a comma and a space**, the formulas go as follows.

To extract the name:

`=LEFT(A2, SEARCH(",", A2, 1) -1)`

To pull the score:

`=MID(A2, SEARCH(",", A2) + 2, SEARCH(",", A2, SEARCH(",",A2)+1) - SEARCH(",", A2) - 2)`

To get the result:

`=RIGHT(A2, LEN(A2) - SEARCH(",", A2, SEARCH(",", A2) + 1)-1)`

For the detailed explanation of the formulas' logic, see How to split strings by character or mask.

Please keep in mind that unlike the dynamic array TEXTSPLIT function, these formulas follow the traditional one-formula-one-cell approach. You enter the formula in the first cell, and then drag it down the column to copy to the below cells.

The screenshot below shows the results:

That's how to split cells in Excel 365 by using TEXTSPLIT or alternative solutions in earlier versions. I thank you for reading and hope to see you on our blog next week!

## Practice workbook for download

TEXTSPLIT function to split strings – formula examples (.xlsx file)

## 56 comments

Hello

I want split this text : A1={a b c ; e , f g h I }

Result:

A2= {a b}, B2= {b},C2= {f g},D2= {g h},E2= {e}

Please solve my essue.

Hi! Remove all unnecessary characters from the text using these instructions: How to delete special / unwanted characters in Excel

TEXTSPLIT(TRIM(SUBSTITUTE( SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE( SUBSTITUTE(A1,",",""),";",""),"}",""),"{",""))," ")

All your results have a different pattern. So select the letters you want using the CHOOSECOLS function. For example, {a b} :

="{"&TEXTJOIN(" ",, CHOOSECOLS(TEXTSPLIT(TRIM(SUBSTITUTE( SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE( SUBSTITUTE(A1,",",""),";",""),"}",""),"{",""))," "),1,2))&"}"

Hi @Alexander Trifuntov,

Can you please help me the below scenario. Column1 always contains single value and ColumnB contains associated values with some delimiter. Table should be flattened for each 1-n relation. Numbers of rows are dynamic.

Code SubCode

A AB|AC

B BA|BB|BC

C CA

D DA|DB|DC|DD|DE

Now the output should be

Code SubCode

A AB

A AC

B BA

B BB

B BC

C CA

D DA

D DB

D DC

D DD

D DE

Thanks in advance.

Hello! If I understand your task correctly, our Ultimate Suite for Excel may help you solve it in a few clicks. For column B, use the Split Text tool and split the values down the rows. Then for column A, use the Fill Blank Cells tool and fill the blank cells with downwards values.

You can install Ultimate Suite in a trial mode and check how it works for free.

Hello!

I am hoping to use a formula to convert the following delimited data example:

[Column A] [Column B]

Primary 1 Secondary 1;Secondary 2;Secondary 3

Primary 2 Secondary 1;Secondary 2

Primary 3 Secondary 1;Secondary 2;Secondary 3;Secondary 4

into this:

[Column A]

Primary 1

Secondary 1

Secondary 2

Secondary 3

Primary 2

Secondary 1

Secondary 2

Primary 3

Secondary 1

Secondary 2

Secondary 3

Secondary 4

Could I use textsplit to do this? Thanks in advance!

To be clear, in the original data format, column A contains the primary entities, and column B contains a delimited list of the secondary entities.

Hello! Combine all the values in column B into one text with the TEXTJOIN function. Split this text into rows and columns with the TEXTSPLIT function . Add column A to the resulting array with the HSTACK function. Convert the 2D array to a single column with the TOCOL function.

Try to use this formula:

=TOCOL(HSTACK(A1:A3,TEXTSPLIT(TEXTJOIN(",",TRUE,B1:B3),";",",",TRUE,0)),3)

Hello, I am wondering if there is a simple way using either TEXTSPLIT or Convert to Table to split text from a cell based on the last word/number in the cell.

I have data that has usually a number (with 2 decimal places i.e. ***.**) at the end of the text in the cell. I am trying to find a way to split the data such that the cell is split into two based on the last text item i.e number. The only way I can figure out how to do this which is very tedious for large datasets, is to ADD a delimiter in front of the last text item (number) for each cell and then use the delimiter method with Convert to Table to split the cells. I have given a fake example of data below that is similar, as you can see the preceding text is variable in that it is number and text and various lengths, and the final text in the cell is a number:

Number of houses built in 2019 458.00

Insurance Payment May 2022 151.46

Item#XYZ6785ERYT for contractor 1096.43

Hours billed for labour 3098.75

Bicycle racks 43.00

Credit 0.99

Hello! To extract a number with two decimal digits at the end of a text string, you can use regular expressions. Here are instructions with examples for you: How to extract substrings in Excel using regular expressions (Regex). For example:

=RegExpExtract(A1, "(\s[0-9]+\.[0-9]{2})\b")

I recommend paying attention to the Regex Tools. In this case, you do not need to install the VBA code. It is available as a part of our Ultimate Suite for Excel that you can install in a trial mode and check how it works for free.

Hello,

I have the following issue - I have some text written in excel, and some times this text is longer then 255 chars. I need to import this text in a different software, but this software can not contain more than 255 chars in one text column. Is there a way to split the text if it is longer than 255 chars, and move the rest of it in the next cell?

Thanks.

Hi! To get the first 255 characters from text, use the formula:

=MID(A1,1,255)

To extract characters after 255, use the formula:

=MID(A1,256,255)

You can learn more about MID function in Excel in this article on our blog.

Hello,

How do I split one cell with multiple lines in it into separate columns with a formula?

For example, the below is all in one cell with tabs in between:

Name

Address

Identification

I know the delimiter on text to column is Ctrl J, but that doesnt translate when trying to split with a formula.

Thank you

Hello! I believe the following formula will help you solve your task:

=TEXTSPLIT(A1,CHAR(10))

In column A, there a few cells with 30 words or more that needs text splitting.

For some reason I can't split them, and I'm not sure how to use textsplit alternatives for this.

I have the Mac version 16.73.

Hello! The information you provided is not enough to give you any advice. Explain the problem in more detail. What is source data and what formula did you use?

Hello:

Is there any way to run formulas to separate information in multiple cells in a row, or do you need to run each one separately. For example, right now my data is in a row and two cells contain the following information.

Row 1 - Cell A1: Jon Doe (Director) / Jane Doe (Manager) / Jack Doe (Sales)

Row 1 - Cell B1: jon @anyemail.com; jane@ anyemail.com; jack@ anyemail.com

Ultimately, I'd like the row to appear as follows:

A1: Jon Doe

B1: jon @anyemail.com

C1: Jane Doe

D1: jane @anyemail.com

E1: Jack Doe

F1: jack @anyemail.com

Right now, I am running the formulas for each cell on separate sheets and then piecing the information back together on a row.

Appreciate any help you can offer if this is doable. Thanks .

Hello!

Separate the text from cells A1 and B1 with the TEXTSPLIT function. Combine these values into one array with the function HSTACK. Place the values on the one row using the TOROW function.

Try this formula:

=TOROW(HSTACK(TEXTSPLIT(A1,," / "),TEXTSPLIT(B1,,"; ")))

Hi Sir,

Am trying to delimiter the text ending with ; using the textsplit formula for

Cell A1: DF-P DMA: New York, USA, city,etrt,erter,erterty,erytrhhgf,rtyrthfgh,rtyrtfg,sgdfgdfg,dgfdtry,dgsfgdfgh,sdgfdgfdg,sretsgdf,sdfgsfdg,sfdgsdgfd,sdfgsfdg,sdfvgt,syttrbfbg,sydfghdfgy,styshgfh,sgfhrsthgfh,rtyrthgfdhg,sertygfdhdfgy,sdfysrthfsrth,sertdgdfhdgf,hjghfhjdfg,hjisdfhigh,ioyioahjg,jkaghjs,kjhjkvbjkv,hjkaghj; DF-P Country: city,etrt,erter,erterty,erytrhhgf,rtyrthfgh

=IFERROR(TEXTSPLIT(A2,";"),"")

Unfortunately, the texts before ; exceeded 255 hence

Cell A2 shows empty value

Cell B2 shows DF-P Country: city,etrt,erter,erterty,erytrhhgf,rtyrthfgh

Do I need to add max limit in the above formula so the A2 can show

DF-P DMA: New York, USA, city,etrt,erter,erterty,erytrhhgf,rtyrthfgh,rtyrtfg,sgdfgdfg,dgfdtry,dgsfgdfgh,sdgfdgfdg,sretsgdf,sdfgsfdg,sfdgsdgfd,sdfgsfdg,sdfvgt,syttrbfbg,sydfghdfgy,styshgfh,sgfhrsthgfh,rtyrthgfdhg,sertygfdhdfgy,sdfysrthfsrth,sertdgdfhdgf,hjghfhjdfg,hjisdfhigh,ioyioahjg,jkaghjs,kjhjkvbjkv,hjkaghj

You already asked this question! The text is written in A1. Your formula uses A2. The formula TEXTSPLIT(A1,";") or TEXTSPLIT(A1,";") works correctly

I tried and found that the texts before ; exceed 255 characters and so the Cell A2 shows empty value.

Is there anything I need to add to the formula =(TEXTSPLIT(A1,";") so that even if the text exceeds 255 character before ; ,the cell will show the data.

I have not added anything to this formula. My formula (TEXTSPLIT(A2,";") shows more than 300 characters in the cell. With REPLACE function, you can insert an additional delimiter at any position if the text is longer than 255 characters.

=TEXTSPLIT(IF(SEARCH(";",A2)>255,REPLACE(A2,254,0,";"),A2),";")

Hi Sir,

I'm stuck with an issue on delimiter formula.

On the below I have a list of texts and I tried to separate them from the text ending with ";"

Cell A2: DFP-P DMA:New York NY, Minneapolis-St. Paul MN, Austin TX, Houston TX, Phoenix AZ, Chicago IL, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto CA, Seattle-Tacoma WA, Philadelphia PA, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale FL, Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota) FL, Dallas-Ft. Worth TX, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne FL, Denver CO, San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose CA, Atlanta GA, Los Angeles CA, West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce FL, Boston MA-Manchester NH, San Diego CA, Washington DC (Hagerstown MD), Salt Lake City UT, Portland OR;DFP-P Deliver Impressions:Front;DFP-P Device Cat:All Platforms;Audience:1P

So I used this formula in A3: =IFERROR(TEXTSPLIT(A2,";"),"") but unfortunately

A3 is showing empty

B3 shows "DFP-P Deliver Impressions:Front"

C3 shows "DFP-P Device Cat:All Platforms"

D3 shows "Audience:1P"

My query is A3 showed show

DFP-P DMA:New York NY, Minneapolis-St. Paul MN, Austin TX, Houston TX, Phoenix AZ, Chicago IL, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto CA, Seattle-Tacoma WA, Philadelphia PA, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale FL, Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota) FL, Dallas-Ft. Worth TX, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne FL, Denver CO, San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose CA, Atlanta GA, Los Angeles CA, West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce FL, Boston MA-Manchester NH, San Diego CA, Washington DC (Hagerstown MD), Salt Lake City UT, Portland OR.

Can you help me with it, I used few formula's from the above but it didn't worked out.

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

=TEXTSPLIT(A2,,";",TRUE)

I tried and found that the texts before ; exceed 255 characters and so the Cell A3 shows empty value.

Is there anything I need to add to the formula =IFERROR(TEXTSPLIT(A2,";"),""), so that even if the text exceeds 255 character before ; ,the cell will show the data.

how do I split text to be in 1 column and numbers in the next, with no delimiter?

here is an example:

the568

hinl658

thanks123

a69822

lot86212

Hi! To extract letters and numbers separately from text, try the custom function RegExpExtract. See this manual for detailed instructions and examples: How to extract substrings in Excel using regular expressions (Regex).

To extract letters

=RegExpExtract(A1, "[A-Za-z]", 1)

To extract numbers

=RegExpExtract(A1, "\d+", 1)

I'd recommend you to have a look at our Regex Tools, that are part of Ultimate Suite for Excel, you can find, extract, remove, or replace strings that match a pattern you enter. You can install it in a trial mode and check how it works for free.

Hello

Please can you assist I am trying to split a string of multiple values into columns

eg.

FOREX SUNDRY DEBIT175010458701 ==> FOREX SUNDRY DEBIT 175010458701

DIGITAL PAYMENT CRABSA BANK SDP00166600 ==> DIGITAL PAYMENT CR ABSA BANK SDP00166600

ACB CREDITEXP01259 ==> ACB CREDIT EXP01259

Thank you

Please re-check the article above since it covers your case.

Hi, I want to extract each values before space & delimiter is yr,yr,k3,p2,ym. How do I do that. I am familiar with delimiter, but want to learn the formula to do that.

TEXT STRING

TX01 INR 80YR TX02 INR 50YR TX03 INR 3184K3

TX04 INR 236P2 TX05 INR 142YM

answer required.

find the below unique delimiter value in cell A1 & A2 get the value/number display before that

YR 80

YR 50

K3 3184

P2 236

YM 142

note: delimiter place is change randomly

Hi!

Try using TEXTAFTER and TEXTBEFORE functions

For example,

=TEXTAFTER(TEXTBEFORE(C1, "YR",1)," ",-1)

Thank you so much

Dear Sir/Madam,

Can we execute this formulas in excel 13.

Hi, sorry my brain is bleeding so may i ask how i can modify your code so that this string:

{"success":true,"base":"XAU","timestamp":1671307300,"rates":{"USD":1792.91990274}}

will only show 1792.91 as a numerical value?

please note i'm getting this string from webservice function and i'm directly applying the formula to the same cell so won't be using another cell as reference

Hi!

Split the text with the two delimiters ":" and "}" using the advice from the article above. Then use the CHOOSECOLS function to select the sixth column.

=CHOOSECOLS(TEXTSPLIT(A1,{":","}"}),6)

Hope this is what you need.

How would I split this:

01/23 text text text text

02/23 text text text

11/23 text text text

into three columns?

Hi!

Your text has no pattern for 3 columns. Split into 4 columns and then merge the two columns as described here: Merge and combine cells in Excel without losing data.

how can we split number with formula.

example =1+2+3+4+12+36

Assuming that formula is in A1

=Textsplit(formulatext(A1),{"=","+"},,True)

Spent hours on this can’t get it to work! All I want is a table that you can enter a full name in column A, press enter and it splits it into separate names in columns B, C & E (1st, middle, surname) Ive got one that splits dates that the whole team can use on sharepoint, so useful. Any tips? Thank you 🙏

Hello!

If I understand your task correctly, you can find the examples and detailed instructions here: How to separate names in Excel: split first and last name into different columns.

Hi, is there a way to make comma-separated values appear in columns as per below, where some values are not present eg:

original column TEXTSPLIT columns: pig. dog. cat

pig, dog, cat. 1 1 1

dog 0 1 0

cat, pig 1 0 1

The FALSE to ignore missing values doesn't work here as it sees eg dog as column 1 rather than seeing a missing column 1 and value in column 2 only.

In this example 1 or 0 could be replaced by {animal name} or {blank}.

Thanks!

ooh it messed up my text spacing when posting! Hope it still makes sense if you visually move the binary numbers under the 'TEXTSPLIT' column names.

Hi!

I don't think it's possible.

Is there a way to sum up the positive / negative numbers store in a single cell like A1=-32+25-8-16+7+8 by using the textsplit function with two delimeters "+" and "-" and reserve the signs " "+" and "-" for summing up calculation?

Hi!

To convert text into a formula, use VBA.

I wrote a smal function:

Function GetSplit(TXT_IN, SEP_IN, FLD_IN1, FLD_IN2)

' TXT_IN text input

' SEP_IN separator

' FLD_IN1 First field to return

' FLD_IN2 Number of fields to return

If FLD_IN1 < 1 Or FLD_IN1 = "" Then

FLD_1 = 1

Else

FLD_1 = FLD_IN1

End If

If FLD_IN2 < 1 Or FLD_IN2 = "" Then

FLD_2 = 1

Else

FLD_2 = FLD_IN2

End If

TXT_TMP1 = TXT_IN

POS_1 = 1

For DUMMY_1 = 1 To FLD_1 - 1

POS_11 = WorksheetFunction.Find(SEP_IN, TXT_TMP1 & SEP_IN)

TXT_TMP1 = Mid(TXT_TMP1, POS_11 + 1, 999)

POS_1 = POS_1 + POS_11

Next

POS_2 = WorksheetFunction.Find(SEP_IN, TXT_TMP1 & SEP_IN)

TXT_TMP1 = Mid(TXT_TMP1, POS_2 + 1, 999)

For DUMMY_1 = 1 To FLD_2 - 1

POS_21 = WorksheetFunction.Find(SEP_IN, TXT_TMP1 & SEP_IN)

TXT_TMP1 = Mid(TXT_TMP1, POS_21 + 1, 999)

POS_2 = POS_2 + POS_21

Next

GetSplit = Mid(TXT_IN, POS_1, POS_2 - 1)

End Function

hi i try this function in office 365 it's not working office 2010 . how to add this function in office 2010 or earlier version

=LEFT(_xlfn.TEXTSPLIT(Sheet1!A1,"M31*","*N"),FIND("*",_xlfn.TEXTSPLIT(Sheet1!A1,"M31*","*N"))-1)

Hi!

In older versions of Office, use these guidelines and examples: Split string by delimiter or pattern, separate text and numbers

I need to know how to delete the last series of a string but that last section length may vary (5 or 6 characters). For example from this string I need to delete the value 1576525: ir158045-17348-1576525 but for this one, I need to delete 173487: ir158034184-173487 or in this one delete 1798867:

ir1505-151809-154896-1798867

Hi!

Use Excel substring functions to extract text from cell:

=LEFT(A1, SEARCH("#", SUBSTITUTE(A1,"-","#", LEN(A1)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(A1,"-",""))))-1)

Hope this is what you need.

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How do I use this in a table? for some reason, it will not work for me with a semicolon or a comma when using refernce text that is part of a table

Please help me...How do i split this? 11)AWARD 9879, xxx Hurricane, Fuj, 16-18 Aug (V 228 1971 227)

I only want these values to be split:

9879

xxx Hurricane

Fuj

16-18 Aug

V 228 1971 227

please help me

Hi!

You want to split text on different delimiters without a pattern. This cannot be done with a formula. Try to use Text to Columns tool.

for those like me who yet have Textsplit available, how to split text into array?

Thanks ahead!

Hello Sunny,

To split text into multiple columns, you can use older functions that work in all Excel versions. The formulas are slightly more complex, but they do work. For more details, please see the "TEXTSPLIT alternatives" section of this tutorial.