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How to add an specific X character in a text string with various different pattern?

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    How to add an specific X character in a text string with various different pattern?

    Hi my dear experts,

    I got to add a "\" character in between the track number and the track title from my music library column.

    From: "01 abc" To: "01\abc"
    From: "01-abc" To: "01\abc"
    From: "01 - abc" To: "01\abc"
    From: "1-01 abc" To: "1-01\abc"
    From: "1-01-abc" To: "1-01\abc"
    From: "1-01 - abc" To: "1-01\abc"


    See below how they are supposed to be rewritten in the column B.

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    Last edited by dvpe; 04-06-2014 at 02:30 PM.

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    Re: How to add an specific X character in a text string with various different pattern?

    Are all titles three characters as in your examples??
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    Re: How to add an specific X character in a text string with various different pattern?

    Take a look at this.
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    Re: How to add an specific X character in a text string with various different pattern?

    Try this one

    =SUBSTITUTE(IF(FIND(" ",TRIM(SUBSTITUTE(A1,"-"," ")))=3,SUBSTITUTE(TRIM(SUBSTITUTE(A1,"-"," "))," ","\"),SUBSTITUTE(TRIM(SUBSTITUTE(A1,"-"," "))," ","-",1))," ","\")

    A
    B
    1
    01 abc 01\abc
    2
    01-abc 01\abc
    3
    01 - abc 01\abc
    4
    1-01 abc 1-01\abc
    5
    1-01-abc 1-01\abc
    6
    1-01 - abc 1-01\abc
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    Re: How to add an specific X character in a text string with various different pattern?

    no, there aren't... matter of fact they stand for songs titles from my music library.

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    Re: How to add an specific X character in a text string with various different pattern?

    Thank you for the feedback!

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