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    I am trying to work out a formula for extracting all values after each # symbol in the data.

    I have worked out how to do this for data after the first # symbol. i.e extracting the word 'fred' but cannot work out how to extract other reminaning data.

    Below is some sample data:

    12345##fred#smith#abc123#ford#Polo#Y#N#

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    JJ,

    Where are you getting your data, i.e. are you importing it into excel from elsewhere?

    If so you can use the Text Import Wizard and specify the # sign as the delimiter and it will parse the data for you.

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    If you already have the data in Excel, you can use the Text to Columns feature. It is on Data tab in 2007 and in the Data menu in prior versons of Excel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    JJ,

    Where are you getting your data, i.e. are you importing it into excel from elsewhere?

    If so you can use the Text Import Wizard and specify the # sign as the delimiter and it will parse the data for you.


    thanks for your help, thats great. It worked no problems at fine.

    RG

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