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Solved: Data From One Column To Split Into Two Columns...how?

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by shalinid, Jul 2, 2008.

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  1. shalinid

    shalinid Thread Starter

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    Hi everyone

    I'm a newbie here, so hoping someone can help me!!
    I have Names and Mobile Number in Column A. I need to find a way of moving Mobile Numbers into Column B - please tell me there is a simple way in which this can be done.....HELP!
     
  2. Rollin_Again

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    Select the entire column and then click DATA >> TEXT TO COLUMNS and then select your delimeter character.

    Regards,
    Rollin
     
  3. shalinid

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    Hi

    Not sure if this can be done - I have mobile numbers starting with 77 rather than 077. How can I change this at the push of a button rather than manually inserting '0' a 1,000 times!
     
  4. shalinid

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    Thank you so much for your help Rollin - much appreciated!
     
  5. slurpee55

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    shalinid, please don't double post. If it is Excel, it will not keep a 0 in front if formatted as General.
    A. Highlight the whole column. Go to Format, Cells. Go to Custom. In the bar at the top of the pop-up, highlight the word General and type in 000.
    B. Your data will now appear as 077. It will print properly, but if you look at the data in the formula bar, you will see it is still just 77.
    C. Copy the whole list of 077-appearing data. Open Notepad and paste it in.
    D. Go to the column in Excel and change the cell format again, this time choosing Text.
    E. Go back to Notepad. Go to Edit, Select All. Then Cut.
    F. Back to Excel, go to the top of your row and Paste.
    The numbers will now be stored as Text with the preceding zeros.
     
  6. shalinid

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    Sorry, I realised I double-posted....
    Thanks for your help on this!!!
     
  7. slurpee55

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    Glad to help. This procedure is somewhat time-consuming, but it works. :)
     
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