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Moving partial data from one column to another in Excel

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by AhrenBa, Apr 6, 2008.

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  1. AhrenBa

    AhrenBa Thread Starter

    Jul 21, 2005
    Hey Guys,

    I scanned in some phone numbers/names using OCR and need some help in Excel. Here is example I made real quick of what the list looks like:


    Column A is fine. However, do you see Column B? It has the grade and then the phone number.

    Here's what I mean in column B:
    Grade [one space] phone number

    So, it looks like this in the excel spreadsheet:
    10 555-5555

    Here's what I need to do. I need to find a way to automate the process of taking out the phone numbers from column B and moving them all to a new column (C). There are four grade numbers (9, 10, 11, and 12), so I can run the process on each grade to separate them.

    How can I do this? Thanks.
  2. CastleHeart


    May 4, 2002
    Put the formula:


    in C2. Adjust the 8 for the phone number if it includes area code. Then drag that formula down the number of rows you'd like.

    - Castleheart
  3. jimr381


    Jul 20, 2007
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    You could also use "Data">>"Text to Columns" to split the columns in half using a space as the separator.
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