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    Need to pull out specific info from a mixed list

    I pulled a report into excel that lists staff details and workgroups that they have access to. There are nearly 8000 staff who can have anywhere from 0 to 120 workgroups.

    The workgroups are listed with the staff details in the following format:

    Surname Forename Post Title 183860314040|188778743040|261226948048|584865373040|088365861041
    Surname Forename Post Title 695416612049|751836367043|430463930049|461208099048|488798547045|723225723045|183860314040|472108996043
    Surname Forename Post Title 177448555041|315136549047|400323457046


    with the whole list appearing in one cell and not in numerical order.

    I need to pull out a list for each workgroup, with all the staff who have access.

    Even if there was a way I could separate out the workgroups and get them to line up.


    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Need to pull out specific info from a mixed list

    Yes - use the text to column feature, which is on the Data ribbon, I believe.
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    Re: Need to pull out specific info from a mixed list

    I've tried using that before but as some people have 1 or 2 workgroups, and others have over 100 the columns don't line up correctly.
    The first two lines in my example above both contain 183860314040 but they would end up in completely different columns which doesn't help me to then sort by workgroup.

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