# Separating data into separate cells

#### Brew

##### Well-known Member
How do you separate data into separate cells. Thanks

ex

A1=905
separate into
B1=9
C1=0
D1=5

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Thanks Greg, but is there a formulas does this also?

How's your data set up? Post your sheet if possible and give expected results. Some of the text functions might get you there (LEFT, MID, RIGHT etc) but can't be sure...

Here it the data:
Darryl.xls
EUEVEWEX
83808
84646
85949
86129
87858
88666
Combo

Brew said:
Here it the data...

=--MID(\$EU83,COLUMN()-COLUMN(\$EV\$83)+1,1)

which you can copy across.

Just taking out the 1 that probably crept in on Aladin during development:

=--MID(\$EU83,COLUMN()-COLUMN(\$EU\$83),1)

Thanks Aladin and Greg, it works

Is there a formula to sepparate just the first letter of a cell, then the first of middle name in to adjoining cell then the first letter of last name in the next cell?
For instance: Cell A2="John Albert Smith
How do I get Cell B2 to contain "J"
C2 to contain "A"
D2 to contain "S"

Greg Truby said:
Just taking out the 1 that probably crept in on Aladin during development:

=--MID(\$EU83,COLUMN()-COLUMN(\$EU\$83),1)

=--MID(\$EU83,COLUMN()-COLUMN(\$EV\$83)+1,1)

is meant to be entered in EV83 and copied across, so it is anchored to the first cell it will be in.

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