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    Help with white space

    Greetings,

    This is a delima I cannot figure out. I had to create passwords for a website we are building. I have 3000 employee numbers has to be used. So what i did was took the first initial and middle initial and last initial and first 5 of the ID number. I did a comma delimiter to obtain all of the letters and numbers. example: ABC12345

    My problem is none of the passwords work because when I imported the letters and numbers into the sheet it looks just like the above. However on review I cut and pasted back to notepad and the data looks like this:

    "A B C 12345"
    So its adding a tab in the password thats thats a problem, How do I remove this extra white space between each comma delimited digit? without having to manually delete it ?

    Thanks
    Randal
    Last edited by komet12; 10-28-2009 at 12:12 PM. Reason: SOLVED

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    Re: Help with white space

    Use Text to Columns with TAB delimiter then just concatenate the result A1&B1&C1&D1
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    Re: Help with white space

    not sure if it's tab
    trydeleting first character to leave say in a1
    " B C 12345"
    then use in another cell
    =code(a1) you'll get whatever code is causing the space
    then use find/replace on the whole column
    find
    hold down alt and on the number key pad type whatever character code was returned
    replace with nothing
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    Re: Help with white space

    ^ or, same but with less work, just select an offending cell, select the "space" (Don't care what character number it is...) - Ctrl+C - then paste into find+replace and replace with nothing, as described.

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