So this might only be exciting to me, but since i need to deal with data that the dear hubby enters into spreadsheets in not format that is useful to me and since i’ll probably forget rather quickly how to do this…
I found a neat trick to separating a single column into first name and last name – or basically first word in column from the rest!
I found it on a blog called Excel Hints what a concept eh? Better subscribe to that blog right quick!
Cell A1 contains the full name “John Smith”
First Name Formula: =LEFT(A1,FIND(” “,A1)-1) – this will return “John”.
Last Name Formula: =RIGHT(A1,LEN(A1)-FIND(” “,A1)) – this will return “Smith”.
So simple, elegant and totally useful!
Now, i need something as easy to separate a full address… I’m a noob at macro’s – some day i’ll go to a training class or sit down and learn it… now where is my bucket list – let me add this to it!