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    Text to Column with entries on separate lines

    Hi everyone,

    My problem right now is that I have to split a cell into different columns but it's not separated by any character or any tabs. The different entries in the cell are written on different lines in the cell (like when pressing Alt+Enter to write on another line in the same cell). The cell looks like this:

    AAA
    BBB
    CCC
    DDD

    I would like to be able to separate the entries into different column. How can I do this?

    If I try the Text to Column function, I am only able to get the first entry, and it deletes the rest.

    Thank you for your answers.

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    Re: Text to Column with entries on separate lines

    Hi,

    =TRIM(MID(SUBSTITUTE($A1,CHAR(10),REPT(" ",255)),255*(COLUMNS($A:A)-1)+1,255))

    Copy to the right as required.

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    Re: Text to Column with entries on separate lines

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    If anyone is wondering, when using Text to Columns, select Delimiter as Other and type in Alt+0010 .

    Now, how can I put then in different Rows?

    Quote Originally Posted by XOR LX View Post
    Hi,

    =TRIM(MID(SUBSTITUTE($A1,CHAR(10),REPT(" ",255)),255*(COLUMNS($A:A)-1)+1,255))

    Copy to the right as required.

    Regards
    Thanks for the answer, problem with using TRIM is that the data I have is more like:

    AAA XXX L.L.P.
    BBB YYY L.L.P, something
    etc

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    Re: Text to Column with entries on separate lines

    Try this formula in B1

    and drag formula across

    =MID(SUBSTITUTE($A1,CHAR(10),""),COLUMNS($A$1:A1),1)

    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    F
    G
    H
    I
    J
    K
    L
    M
    1
    AAA
    BBB
    CCC
    DDD
    A A A B B B C C C D D D
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    Re: Text to Column with entries on separate lines

    I don't see why TRIM is a problem there?

    Perhaps you should upload an actual workbook with some examples and your expected result in each case.

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    Re: Text to Column with entries on separate lines

    Quote Originally Posted by XOR LX View Post
    I don't see why TRIM is a problem there?

    Perhaps you should upload an actual workbook with some examples and your expected result in each case.

    Regards
    Tried it your way and it works. Thanks

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