Help with taking certain data out of a cell

slifer666

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Sep 29, 2005
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Ok guys, i got a range of data and i only want to extract the part upto the first space.

eg:
MHB2200 061006
FMC2405 061006
V0330 051006
V0320 051006
V0300 051006
SWD8102 051006
SWD7500 051006

As you can see the length of the first section varies.

Can anyone help me??? :biggrin:
 

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itlsbu

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Joined
Jul 2, 2002
Messages
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hei,

if the data is in cell B7 try this formula is C7
=LEFT(B7;FIND(" ";B7;1)-1)

possible that you have to replace ; with ,
cheers Steven

a little too late...
 

Richard Schollar

MrExcel MVP
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Apr 19, 2005
Messages
23,707
Hi Slifer666

Another option would be to use Data>TextToColumns with space as a delimiter.

Best regards

Richard
 

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