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Jan 22, 2013

I have an auto generated report that is exported into .csv, my dilemma is that it sorts both the account code and the date in the same column, like this:

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30/11/201231/12/2012195541955436036MEL/549200

so "9884" and "30/09/2012" are in the same column.

Some how i need to turn this information to say the below three invoices are for account 9884, into more of a usuable data like:

9884 A B Gerrish Ltd 30/09/2012 etc etc.

Obviously through out the document this repeats for each account, upto some 1000 accounts.

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