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I need separating parts of a string of text to go into separate columns.

Fortunately the spreadsheet is in the same format in relation to spaces and numbers of characters with the exception of the red text which can be any where between 2 and 50 characters.

I actually need AL46 to go to Col B, 001488616 into Col C, Valve, Pressure Equalizing, Gaseous into Col D and D03079/0002 into Col E.

(65) AL46 ALSPO 0299999999 A20LS DISPOSALS.(001488616) Valve, Pressure Equalizing, Gaseous.D03079/0002

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