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1. ## Excel Formula - How to separate full name

Hi,

1st. How to get all capital letters in a cell. I want to get only the "DEL REY(AM)"

Sample: Alejandro Jay DEL REY(AM)

2nd. How to get the remaining full first name. I want to get only the "Alejandro Jay"

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2. ## Re: Excel Formula - How to separate full name

There are a few ways. If you have Excel 365 or so, you can put: Alejandro Jay into B1 (assuming the full string is in A1) and then use Flash Fill from the DATA tab on the ribbon.
The same would apply to the location by typing JUST THE LOCATION (e.g., Del Ray(AM)) into C1 and using Flash Fill.

If not, you can extract just the name, assuming there is a space between the first and last name and a space after the last name, using:

Code:
`=LEFT(A1,FIND(" ",A1,FIND(" ",A1)+1)-1)`
You can extract everything AFTER the space which is after the last name using:

Code:
`=RIGHT(A1,LEN(A1)-FIND(" ",A1,FIND(" ",A1)+1))`  Reply With Quote

3. ## Re: Excel Formula - How to separate full name

Hi kweaver,

But can you help me how to get only the big letter in a Cell,
Example
1. Alejandro Jay DEL REY(AM), then I want only to get all capital letter which is "DEL REY(AM)"
2.
Filippo BERGAMASCHI , will get only the BERGAMASCHI

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4. ## Re: Excel Formula - How to separate full name

Hey,

If the format is consistent in that the capitals always come at the end (and there are no other funny characters such as "[" etc) then try this:

Code:
```Function NONCAPITALS(txt As String) As String
Dim rgx As Object
Set rgx = CreateObject("VBScript.RegExp")
rgx.Global = True
rgx.Pattern = "([A-Z]{2,})"
NONCAPITALS = rgx.Replace(txt, "")
End Function```
To use - lets say A1 = "Alejandro Jay DEL RAY(AM)"
B1:
Code:
`TRIM(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(NONCAPITALS(A1),CHAR(40),""),CHAR(41),""))`
C1:
Code:
`TRIM(REPLACE(A1,1,LEN(B1),""))`
B1 result: "Alejandro Jay"
C1 result: "DEL RAY(AM)"  Reply With Quote

5. ## Re: Excel Formula - How to separate full name

Try this
Enter formula in cell B1 and drag formula across to C1

Code:
`=TRIM(MID(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(\$A1," ",",",2),",",REPT(" ",50)),50*(COLUMNS(\$A:A)-1)+1,50))`  Reply With Quote

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