Separate First And Last Names Entered In One Cell Into Two Different Cells
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.
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