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When did Power Query debut in Excel?
Although it was an add-in in Excel 2010 & Excel 2013, Power Query became a part of Excel in 2016, in Data, Get & Transform Data.

BuddieB

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Assuming the original value is in A1, put this formula in B1:

=MID(A1,SEARCH(" ",A1)+1,LEN(A1))&", "&LEFT(A1,SEARCH(" ",A1)-1)

but this might not include if there are any name prefixes.
 

Andrew Poulsom

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Like this:

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

where A1 contains the original text.
 

BuddieB

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Andrew... is it better to use Search or Find? Do you have a preference?
 

north19701

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FIND is case sensitive while SEARCH is not
 

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