# Excel formula to rearrange the cell contents ENG/DEF/001/14 to ENG/DEF/14/001

#### HelenL

##### New Member
Excel formula to rearrange the cell contents ENG/DEF/001/14 to ENG/DEF/14/001

Help appreciated - completely lost!

#### sandy666

##### Well-known Member
with PowerQuery (Get&Transform)

 raw result ENG/DEF/001/14 ENG/DEF/14/001

Code:
``````[SIZE=1]// Table1
let
Source = Excel.CurrentWorkbook(){[Name="Table1"]}[Content],
Split = Table.SplitColumn(Source, "raw", Splitter.SplitTextByAnyDelimiter({"/"}, QuoteStyle.Csv)),
Merge = Table.CombineColumns(Split,{"raw.1", "raw.2", "raw.4", "raw.3"},Combiner.CombineTextByDelimiter("/", QuoteStyle.None),"result")
in
Merge[/SIZE]``````

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#### ClaireS

##### Board Regular
Or just [FONT=Verdana,Arial,Tahoma,Calibri,Geneva,sans-serif]=LEFT(A1,8)&MID(A1,13,2)&"/"&MID(A1,9,3) where A1 is the cell containing your source string.[/FONT]

#### kweaver

##### Well-known Member
With your original text in A1, here's an ugly formula for B1 that will make the switch:

Code:
``=LEFT(A1,FIND(CHAR(1),SUBSTITUTE(A1,"/",CHAR(1),2)))&RIGHT(A1,LEN(A1)-FIND(CHAR(1),SUBSTITUTE(A1,"/",CHAR(1),3)))&MID(A1,FIND(CHAR(1),SUBSTITUTE(A1,"/",CHAR(1),2)),FIND(CHAR(1),SUBSTITUTE(A1,"/",CHAR(1),3))-FIND(CHAR(1),SUBSTITUTE(A1,"/",CHAR(1),2)))``
This one assumes the length of the characters between the slashes might vary.

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#### Rick Rothstein

##### MrExcel MVP
Excel formula to rearrange the cell contents ENG/DEF/001/14 to ENG/DEF/14/001
There are several ways to do this, some way more efficient than others but which might depend on the structure of your data, so I have some questions.

1) Is this for a single cell (which one) or a column of cells (which column and start row)?

2) Is the first field (the ENG) always 3 characters long?

3) Is the second field (the DEF) always 3 characters long?

4) Is the third field (the 001) always 3 digits long?

5) Is the last field (the 14) always 2 digits long (meaning single digit numbers have leading zeros in order to make it 2 digits long)?

6) Are you trying to physically change your data to this revised format directly within their cells (so if your example was in cell A1, the revised text would end up in cell A1)?

#### HelenL

##### New Member
1) single cell A1 Row 2 but will pull the formula down through the rest
2) yes
3) yes
4) yes
5)yes this is the year
6) yes

Thank you !

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#### HelenL

##### New Member
Thank you so much that brilliant. works a treat !

#### HelenL

##### New Member
Thank you. Much appreciated

#### HelenL

##### New Member
Thank you. Much appreciated.