help with dissecting a cell

aberfoyle

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Joined
Apr 19, 2005
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HI all, I have a cell that has descriptions in it and item number the info looks like this:

7999 - 1/8" wrench with spool
88888 - thread for widgets

I would like to set up a column with just the item # and another with just the description that comes after the "-" so it would look like this

Column 1 Column 2
7999 1/8" wrench with spool
88888 thread for widgets

Is there a formula to accomplish this?

Thanks
 

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pgc01

MrExcel MVP
Joined
Apr 25, 2006
Messages
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Hi aberfoyle

If the decription is in A1 try

in B1:

=LEFT(A1,FIND("-",A1)-1)

in C1:

=RIGHT(A1,LEN(A1)-FIND("-",A1)-1)

HTH
PGC
 

Cbrine

Well-known Member
Joined
Dec 2, 2003
Messages
3,196
Just use text to columns to divide the data.

1. Select data....Text to Columns
2. In the wizard select "delimited" and next
3. select other as the delimited and type in - in the box beside it and press finish.

HTH
Cal
 

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