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Formatting UK postcodes

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    Formatting UK postcodes

    I have a column of 12,000 uk postcodes without the usual space inserted before the final three digits. e.g NG75HY instead of NG7 5HY and NG162GD instead of NG16 2GD.
    Is there a formatting tool or macro I can use to insert the space in the correct place?
    Last edited by Bobjonson; 08-16-2010 at 02:01 PM.

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    Re: Formatting UK postcodes

    If it is always before the 3rd last character, then assuming you are starting in A1, enter formula in B1:

    =REPLACE(A1,LEN(A1)-2,0," ")

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    Then, if desired, you can copy this column and paste special >> values over the original and delete the new column.
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