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Extract data from text strings and move to new column

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    Extract data from text strings and move to new column

    Hello,

    I can't figure out how to search for way to extract data from a text string and move the extract data to a new column. For the example jointed with this post I use a delimiter ":" to identify the text to extract.

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    Re: Extract data from text strings and move to new column

    Highlight the column you want then...

    DATA --> Text to Columns --> Delimited -->Other (here in the text box put the delimiter you want. In this case it would be a colon.) -->Finish

    Just make sure that the column next to your data is empty because it will overright that information.

    Good luck.

    Abousetta

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    Re: Extract data from text strings and move to new column

    Or try this Macro

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    Re: Extract data from text strings and move to new column

    TexttoColumns does sound ideal here but re: an iterative approach - I would say that Split is often a little easier to code:

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    A loop-less approach (again ignoring TtC possibility) could be:

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    (in both of the above I've assumed final values to be written to F where source is A)

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