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    Splitting data in a cell (2003)

    In the attached file, I need to split the data in the cell into mulitiple cells, making the break where the double-bar symbol is. I've tried a variety of ways to split the cell, but can't seem to find the value I need to use to represent the double-bar symbol. For example, in the split function, is there something I can use for a delimiter to indicate the symbol?

    The actual excel file I am working with has a whole column of fields with data that needs to be split.

    Thanks for your help!

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    Re: Splitting data in a cell (2003)

    I don't see a "double-bar" symbol. Which one is it?

    Do you mean the Line feed character?
    If so, select the cells
    Data -text to columns
    Delimited
    Select Other
    and hold <alt>-key and enter 0010 [from keypad] in the "other box"
    <finish>

    It will put each separate item into a separate column
    Steve

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    Re: Splitting data in a cell (2003)

    Thanks a lot! That was exactly what I needed!

    Is there a place I could have looked up the value for that symbol? I looked quite a few places and couldn't find it.

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    Re: Splitting data in a cell (2003)

    If you have it alone in a cell (or the first character) you can use the Code function to give its code value. The "LineFeed" character is code "10". The line feed is what gets placed into a cell when you use <Alt><enter> to wrap in cells.

    Steve

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