# Separate cell data ( based on color)?

#### A_K

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Hi, I have downloaded the data in the table, and it came with the percent numbers (in grey) stuck to the volume numbers (in black). I have 400 rows like this and need two columns - one for volume numbers and the other for percent numbers. Because I have various numbers of characters in each row that need to be separated, I cannot use a LEFT/RIGHT formula. Is there an alternative way to separate these? two

Many thanks!
A_K

 Product1 39(1%) Product2 398(10.16%) Product3 432(11.02%) Product4 2756(70.3%) Product5 456(11.64%) Product6 457(11.66%) Product7 482(12.3%) Product8 328(8.37%) Product9 2884(73.6%)

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The easiest way would be to use Text to Columns, with the bracket "(" as the delimiter. Or if you'd prefer a formula approach, try this:
C2:=LEFT(B2,FIND("(",B2)-1)
D2: =SUBSTITUTE(B2,C2,"")

Can't you use these formulas in C1 and D1 copied down?

=LEFT(B1,FIND("(",B1)-1)+0
=REPLACE(B1,1,LEN(C1),"")+0

Thank you, njimack, Andrew,

I have tried with the formulas - they work, but return negative values, because of the parenthesis. So eventually I used Text to Columns proposed by njimack and then replaced the remaining ")" with nothing.

Thank you for help!

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