Separate First And Last Names Entered In One Cell Into Two Different Cells
Feb 4, 2009
The database that I'm working on divides patient names into three separate columns: lastName, firstName, midInit. My department has several old spreadsheets that have data my boss suddenly wants included in my database. The trouble is, these old spreadsheets have the patient's last name, first name, and middle initial entered into the same column.
There are at least 200 hundred names in these spreadsheets. I absolutely do not want to go back and separate the names into separate columns by hand.
Is there any way to get Excel to take the names entered into one cell and split them into three cells?
I've attached a spreadsheet example that shows what I need to do.
This is where you introduce yourself? I make lists for my gf's dad's company using excel. One of my most excruciating tasks is to separate the first and lasts names from one cell into two cells. Does anyone know a quicker way to do this other than manually? I have 10,000 names to do and it's going to be hours if I do it by hand.
a smart formula (no VBA) that will reverse the order of a list of names - parsing into separate columns.
The formula needs to be able to recognize/distinguish that if a comma(s) is present, then the names are listed as last, first middle. If there is a period this means the name has a middle initial or that a suffix is present. So,if the names are listed as last, first and middle then in the next columns will have in the proper order first name, middle name or initial (keep the period) and last name (loosing the comma of course).
If the original name order is in normal order - first middle and last then the formula should just pass through without any change. Would need to preserve generational titles such as Jr., Sr., III etc. Not sure where the best place for the generational titles should end up. Probably as part of the last name. See examples:
Col ACol BCol CCol D Col E William J. ClintonWilliam J. Clinton Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer Winston Leonard Spencer Churhill Bates, JohnJohn Bates James Knoll PolkJames Knoll Polk Taft, William H.William H. Taft Carter, James, Earl, Jr.James Earl Carter Jr. Rockefeller, John Davidson, IVJohn Davison Rockefeller IV Gates, William, H., IIIWilliam H. Gates III St. James, Michael, Ken Michael Ken St. James CherCher
I tried using many variations of FIND, SEARCH, LEN and searching all the Excel boards to no avail.
I have a file with list of names in the attched file.They are not in the same format coming from the source in my company. I need only the names in the separete column without the dates and the commas. The text is not in the same format. Looking at the data, can someone help me make a formula to separate only the names from the the entry.
the data is huge and it takes lots of hours to clean this data.
I'm trying to use a formula in conditional formatting to highlight a cell red if the cell contains a 0 but the date shown in another cell has passed. I want to copy the formatting throughout a column but I don't want the cell to highlight if there is no date in the other cell concerned.
I have a list of names in separate but connecting cells (list 1). I would like to use list 1 as a population from which to select and enter names into other cells (list 2). Is there a way that the names in list 1 would disappear from the available population when entered into list 2?
I'd like to lock some cells depending on what is put in a particular cell. As shown by the file attached, if the first column (Amendments) has a "no" in A4, I'd like to lock out cells B4:D4. (The sheet will be protected). If it's a "yes" then the cells are unlocked. I'd like to then apply this to all subsequent rows (i.e. lock B5:D5 if a "no" in A5 etc.)
I am trying to lock out cells if a value is entered in another cell in Excel 2010. For instance, when entering a value into N7 (merged Columns N7,O7,P7 into one - not sure if that matters) I want Q7 (same thing, merged Q7,R7,S7 into one) and T7 (merged T7,U7,V7 into one) to be locked out.
So, if N7 has anything typed into it, I would like Q7 and T7 (merged) to be locked.
If that's possible, I would also like for it to happen from rows N7 - N21 ...
Is this hard to do? My understanding is that it's only possible through VBA ... am I accessing the script correctly? (right click the 'sheet 1' tab [named Issues log], select 'view code').
I have two columns in my excel sheet, the first column has the Second name, First Name and the second column has the Date of birth.
Now what I'm after is two columns really, the first column should show the Furst name Second Name (space in between with no Comma) and the Second column should show the First Initial from the first name, the first initial from the second name and then the date of birth.
I have a column of first and last names that sometimes look like this: Smith, Michael D and other times look like this Smith, Michael (no middle initial) I would like to separate them into two separate columns, one for First name and the other for last name. I have no use for the middle initial so that can be ignored.
I have a phone list set up as LastName, FirstName PhNum all in a single column. The problem is, some last names have a space, some phone numbers are in the xxx-xxx-xxxx format while others are just an extension like xxxxx.
Example: Smith, John 519-123-4567 Van Smit, Joe 12345
What can I use in a formula to extract the numbers so that I can end up with 2 columns, one with names, the other with numbers.
I'm working on a spreadsheet that includes items I sell as well as the packaging it goes in.
The formula I'm looking for basically will tell a cell that if one cell (# of box) is equal a certain # it will add two separate cells by the weight of the box.
I have cells for each of the following: Weight in lb and weight in oz of the item (no box), a cell which holds the number of the box (ranging from 1-15) and two cells with weight in lb and weight in oz which would be the total weight of the item + box.
So, for example, if weight of item equals 1 and box cell equals 2 then it will put the weight of item + weight of box into a third cell.
Here's a picture of my current spreadsheet : [URL] .....
Basically, I would like to do something such as if P3 = 5, then Q3 will equal N3 + U6 and R3 will equal O3 + V6.
I use Excel 2003. I need help building a macro, please, that will copy data to a specific page in another workbook based on two criteria. Here's the deal:
The data in Workbook A, Sheet 1, Cell A1 may contain the word ALPHA, BAKER, or CHARLIE. Cell A2 may contain the number 1, 2, or 3. Cell B1 contains the data I want to collect from various Workbook As and keep in a list to analyze.
Over in Workbook B, Sheets 1 through 3 are named ALPHA, BAKER, and CHARLIE. Rows A, B, and C are titled 1, 2, and 3.
How can I copy the data from Workbook A, identified as ALPHA 3, to it's place in Workbook B, Sheet ALPHA, Row C?
Furthermore, Workbook A is a one time form will be used many times. Thus, when I copy B1 to Workbook B, Sheet ALPHA, Row C, I need to paste the data in the first empty cell in the row.
I receive a large spread sheet weekly, one or the column contains comma separated values (CSV), I need to separate those values 1 per cell. Maximum CSV is 5; I would need to get the output to 5 cells next to them, Example,
I have a sheet labled Parsed and a sheet labled Prices. The Data on the Parsed sheet is in W2:W1000. the data on the Parsed sheet, can have anywhere from one value to up to ten values in it. (again all sparated with a space.) the data is separated by a space between each number value. I am trying to find a way to take the values from Parsed!W6 for example and separate the data into the prices sheet in to different columns. Some cells may be blank.
I need to return a value from a cell in Column H, but with a row number that varies with each entry.
I repeat this formula every 5 rows or so. But the cells referenced on another spreadsheet are only one row apart. Because of this discrepance, when I copy my highly developed cluster of formulas, they only reference every 5th entry on the other sheet. What I've been doing is manually altering long, complicated formulas by hand. I can't do a replace function because every once in awhile it'll find an extra instance of the digit I'm replacing and mess up parts of the formula I don't want changed. I could avoid this tedious, time-consuming work-around if I could make a formula that would do something like this:
=Display Value from in column H: (row number per cell B1)
And cell B1 would include the number 3789.
So the returned result is the value from cell H:3789
New task for work today, which involves creating a spreadsheet for all existing members of an organization. I went to the organization's website and copied all of the names & info, then pasted into a blank spreadsheet. All of the entries were separated into their own rows, but all of the information is only in one column. Take a look at my sample:
(NOTE: does not contain actual names or info) Book1.xlsx
This sample only contains 5 entries, but my actual list contains about 200; if it had just been the 5, I would have been fine with manually separating the information, but for 200 entries I need something much faster. You'll notice in the sample that the company, person, address, phone number, email, and website (when there) are not separated by anything. I know that using Text-to-Columns, I would technically be able to achieve what I need using the Delimited option, but I can't imagine this working without separators. I thought perhaps there might be a way to separate them based off font changes or something? Or maybe some way that I can insert a semi-colon or some kind of separator between the necessary data?
While the font is Arial for the majority of the entries, in terms of font changes: company font size is 12 and color is navy blue; the person's name is size 18, bolded, and dark grey; the address & phone number are size 9 and the color is light gray; and finally, the email & website are also size 9, but navy blue in color. However, you'll notice that two of the five entries are formatted differently. This is because formerly, the entire cell & its text were a hyperlink to the email. I went ahead and removed these hyperlinks, simply using a "Remove Hyperlink" macro walk through I found on the web, but now these cells are uniformly set to Calibri and size 11, my default font setting.
I want to use a value in one cell as a row designation, and a value in another cell as a column designation. Ultimately, the values will be text which will refer to row and column headers. What formula would allow me to do this? example:
A1 contains B B1 contains 2 B2 contains "tribbles"
Now the problem, Each client has a sheet in a workbook. In each sheet, I input the number of days of service available to that particular client in a single cell. We'll say cell [G8] is the cell used for this input in all sheets. If the client has 30 days of service available then we type  in cell [G8]. Each sheet is a 100 day template. I want to shade in dark grey and lock from input the days NOT available to the client based on the days of service input in cell [G8]. If 30 days of service are available in cell [G8] then the remaining 70 days on the 100 day template would be shaded dark grey and locked from input. That is, day 31 through day 100 of the template would be locked and shaded. Each individual day has multiple cells in a column. I want to lock and shade each column of cells in each day not available.
I have a workbook that uses the values that a user had entered into 3 cells to calculate multiple other charts/diagrams on multiple sheets within the workbook. Each sheet would show what the user had entered in the 3 cells to allow them to see what is being used to calculate each table. Is it possible to link these cells so that the user can change the 3 values without having to go back to where he originally entered the 3 values?
For example, a user has entered in 3 values in Sheet 1. A formula in Sheet 2 displays what is entered by the user and uses these calls in Sheet 2 for calculations. When the user wants to change the three values, he would have to navigate to Sheet 1 and enter in the new values to have the workbook recalculate all the tables. Is there a way to link the three cells from Sheet 1 and Sheet 2 so when the user is on Sheet 2, he has the opportunity to change the values on the current Sheet without having to navigate to Sheet 1 to do so?
I have a worksheet with many tables that I use in formulas.
I like tables for a couple reasons, one being the ability to insert/delete rows without affecting the rest of that worksheet row.
Also, automatic copy of formulas/formatting is great.
But, what I really like about tables is the ability to use the naming conventions in formulas.
Problem is when I save this worksheet, after I close it and open it back up, all table references in my formulas have been converted to cell references.
=IF((SUMIF('Quote 1'!$M$28:$M$43,">"&'Quote 1'!$J$57:$J$60)*'Quote 1'!$G$57:$G$60)+(COUNTIF('Quote 1'!$M$28:$M$43,""&'Quote 1'!$J$57:$J$60)*'Quote 1'!$G$57:$G$60)+(COUNTIF('Quote 1'!$M$28:$M$43,""&tblOSSRV[Min Order Cost])*tblOSSRV[Cost / Part])+(COUNTIF(tblFam[[#Data],[Qty by Factor2]],""&tblOSSRV[Min Parts Per Line])*tblOSSRV[Cost / Part])+(COUNTIF(tblFam[[#Data],[Qty by Factor2]],"
I need to look up the name in E2 in the list in column A and if it matches then lookup name in F2 in list column b, if it matches then the corresponding number in column C is displayed in column G. If neither names are in the 2 columns the words"Not on lists" is displayed in cell in column G.
The other problem is one name is spelled two different ways I want it to look for both spelling before moving on to looking up the second name.
I started with this formula but I'm getting #N/A or "not on list" when they are on the list. I'm using ranges prod_sum is columns AthruC, Last_name is range BthruC. =IF(AND(VLOOKUP(F4,prod_sum,3,0),VLOOKUP(I4,last_name,2,0)),"not on list")
I need to separate row data from one workbook into separate workbooks based on cell data. Currently I filter the data, copy and paste it to a new workbook and save it. It's a tedious process and was hoping to find a way to automate it. I have attached a sample file. In this instance, I would like a separate workbook for the filtered data in Column 1 and then all the row data gets copied to new workbook. So all of Pennsylvania data would get copied to new workbook, then all of the Michigan data gets copied to a new workbook. I have also attached an example of the end result that I need.