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#1
February 18th 05, 06:37 PM
 jv Posts: n/a
Can I divide a column at the first "space" occurance

I have a Column that is currently set up as follows:

jones john & sharon

I want to divide the column and make two colums like:

Column one = Jones
Column Two= & Sharon

#2
February 18th 05, 08:05 PM
 Myrna Larson Posts: n/a

And what has happened to "John"? Eliminated?

On Fri, 18 Feb 2005 10:37:12 -0800, "jv" wrote:

I have a Column that is currently set up as follows:

jones john & sharon

I want to divide the column and make two colums like:

Column one = Jones
Column Two= & Sharon

#3
February 18th 05, 08:09 PM
 James Posts: n/a

You can use Text to Columns to do this. Go to Data - Text to Columns and

James

"jv" wrote in message
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I have a Column that is currently set up as follows:

jones john & sharon

I want to divide the column and make two colums like:

Column one = Jones
Column Two= & Sharon

#4
February 19th 05, 08:11 PM
 jv Posts: n/a

John would stay in the first column

"Myrna Larson" wrote:

And what has happened to "John"? Eliminated?

On Fri, 18 Feb 2005 10:37:12 -0800, "jv" wrote:

I have a Column that is currently set up as follows:

jones john & sharon

I want to divide the column and make two colums like:

Column one = Jones
Column Two= & Sharon

#5
February 19th 05, 08:17 PM
 jv Posts: n/a

The space isn't in the same position in each row.

JV

"James" wrote:

You can use Text to Columns to do this. Go to Data - Text to Columns and

James

"jv" wrote in message
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I have a Column that is currently set up as follows:

jones john & sharon

I want to divide the column and make two colums like:

Column one = Jones
Column Two= & Sharon

#6
February 19th 05, 09:11 PM
 Posts: n/a

Assuming your text is in A1
In B1 enter =LEFT(A1,FIND("&",A1,1)-1) to get jones john
In C1 enter =MID(A1,FIND("&",A1,1),LEN(A1)-FIND("&",A1,1)+1) to get &
Sharon
Ilan

#7
February 19th 05, 10:17 PM
 Myrna Larson Posts: n/a

If you use Data/Text to Columns, with the delimiter as "&". That will give you

"Jones John " in column 1 and " Sharon" in column 2

But that leaves you leading and trailing spaces. If you first use Search and
Replace to replace " & " with "&", then Text to Columns, that will take care
of that issue

On Sat, 19 Feb 2005 12:11:01 -0800, "jv" wrote:

John would stay in the first column

"Myrna Larson" wrote:

And what has happened to "John"? Eliminated?

On Fri, 18 Feb 2005 10:37:12 -0800, "jv"

wrote:

I have a Column that is currently set up as follows:

jones john & sharon

I want to divide the column and make two colums like:

Column one = Jones
Column Two= & Sharon

#8
February 21st 05, 09:59 PM
 jv Posts: n/a

Thank you so much. That worked for me
JV

" wrote:

Assuming your text is in A1
In B1 enter =LEFT(A1,FIND("&",A1,1)-1) to get jones john
In C1 enter =MID(A1,FIND("&",A1,1),LEN(A1)-FIND("&",A1,1)+1) to get &
Sharon
Ilan

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