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Help needed to organize jumbled data into multiple columns

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    Help needed to organize jumbled data into multiple columns

    Hi there,

    I'm using a program which exports a series of 8 tags in a random order in one column (new row for each entry) as seen below:

    tag1,tag5,tag2,tag7,tag4,tag3,tag8,tag6
    tag4,tag3,tag7,tag1,tag8,tag6,tag2,tag5
    tag8,tag6,tag1,tag3,tag7,tag4,tag5,tag2

    Each tag has a predefined value ranging from 3 -48 options per tag.

    For example:
    tag 1 could be one of: canada, usa, mexico, etc..
    tag 2 could be one of: small, medium, large, extra large, etc..

    Is there anyway to arrange the information so that all tags are organized properly? (All of the tag1's are in one column, tag2's in another, etc..).

    I would appreciate any help with this, as I've been struggling to find a solution elsewhere. Let me know if you would like me to provide any additional information.

    Thanks in advance,

    Mark
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    Re: Help needed to organize jumbled data into multiple columns

    For starts..you'd want each tag to show up in separate columns...

    Use Data--Text to columns--delimited by--comma.

    Uploading a sample thereafter would be insightful
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    Re: Help needed to organize jumbled data into multiple columns

    Hi Ace, thanks for the quick response. See the attachment for an example.

    There is a "simple" scenario, with easily recognizable tags, and then I included the actual data that I'm working with.

    Let me know if there is any further information you'd like me to provide.

    Thanks,

    Mark

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