Separating data into separate cells

Brew

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How do you separate data into separate cells. Thanks

ex

A1=905
separate into
B1=9
C1=0
D1=5
 

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Brew

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

Iridium

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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...
 

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

Greg Truby

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

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

poikl

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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"
 

Aladin Akyurek

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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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