# Switch positions in column

#### Novice

##### Board Regular
Hi
I have an excel spreadsheet with peoples names forename,surname ina single column. The other spreadsheet has them surename,forename.
Is there a way to reverse all name in the first spread sheet so they match?
The names forname & surname are seperated by a , in a single column?
Thanks
Novice

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#### Cbrine

##### Well-known Member
Novice said:
Hi
I have an excel spreadsheet with peoples names forename,surname ina single column. The other spreadsheet has them surename,forename.
Is there a way to reverse all name in the first spread sheet so they match?
The names forname & surname are seperated by a , in a single column?
Thanks
Novice

This formula will reverse the firstname, Lastname to Lastname, FirstName

=MID(A1,FIND(",",A1)+1,30) &","&LEFT(A1,FIND(",",A1)-1)

If there are any extra comma's in the field, it will get messed up.

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