# Split Text Into Fixed Length Columns

Jul 20, 2012

I have 5 columns with data in each

I want to create a 6th column that looks to the columns on the left with data in ti and concatenates all data in the 5 columns and puts it into one cell in the 6th column however put a space between each break of data so that it can be distinguished which bit of data was in what column previously.

The challenge is the new 6th column can only contain 30 characters - When it exceeds 30 characters then create a 7th column and put the rest of data in the 7th column, again the 7th column can only have 30 characters so if exceeds this then put the remaining characters in a 8th column

There will never be more than a total of 90 characters in the original 5 columns so there will only need to be scope for a maximum of 3 additional columns

So for example

Column A had two words in it that totaled 20 characters (the space between the two words is also counted as a character)
Column B had two words in it that totaled 20 characters (the space between the two words is also counted as a character)
Column C had a word that contained 10 characters
Column D had a word that contained 5 characters
Column E had a word that contained 10 characters

Then the result would be

Column F would only have the data originally held in Column A (because it can't include Column B's data as this would exceed the 30 characters)
Column G would have data that was originally held in column B and column C - with a space between B and C data
Column H would have data that was originally held C, D and E - with a space between C, D and E data

Another point to consider is if in one of the orginal 5 columns had say 3 words in it and lets say the 3rd word is the word that exceeds the 30 character limit, then the whole of the third word is to be carried oved to the next new column, I can't have words cut in hlaf with one half in Column 'F' and the other half in Column 'H' for example.

## Importing Fixed Length Text Into Excel?

Apr 15, 2014

I am using the code below to import a fixed-length text file into Excel. As the macro is written, it imports starting at the first line of the text file. How do i tell it to start importing at line 1000 and above?

## Fixed String Length

Dec 1, 2009

I am trying to create a string of text that grabs info from other cells, which is easy so for example

=A1&A2&A3

would grab all the info from the 3 cells and merge them to create a string, but what I want to do is create a prefixed length.

Lets say A1, A2 and A3 would equal 10 characters in total but B1, B2 and B3 would equal 7 characters, these would be different lengths. so for a visual description I would like them to appear like this

At the moment

01MAIN-HELLO
01DESSERT-HELLO WORLD

Would like

01MAINXXX-HELLO
01DESSERT-HELLO WORLD

This would make both strings the same length and would make it easier for me to export to a custom file that needs a certain length prefix.

## Pad Cells To Fixed Length

Feb 19, 2007

I need to expand my columns to different character widths (fill with blanks) for an Import into an other program, I state the No. of characters in that column and Import. Trim does the complete opposite to what I require, does anybody know if the function exists and if so the syntax for it.

## How To Format Text To Columns When There Is No Delimitation Or Fixed Widths?

Dec 21, 2007

I need the different categories to be separated into separate columns, but they do not appear to be separated by anything useful or a fixed width. Not only that, but the last few columns were moved onto a second line when I copied the data into Excel for some reason. The data originally came over in an Adobe Acrobat file. This is what the final product should look like: ....

## Macro To Selectively Import Fixed Length Data Into Excel

Feb 23, 2014

I am attempting to modify VBA code from [URL] .....

The section of the code I want to modify is below dealing with importing selective text. The original function returned a "False" if the line contained a keyword specified in the Array function. I have reworked it so that it shows a "True" if the line contains a keyword specified in the Array function.

My only problem is that it only does it when the keyword appears in the beginning of the line, as it uses the "Left" operator in looking at line. How do I configure the function so that it returns a "True" if the keywords appears anywhere in the line?

## Text To Columns Macro (fixed Width) With Predefined Format On Result

May 18, 2009

I need to fixed width-text to column macro and found a reply in the forum.

However, when I apply the macro, the result of zeros in front of figures disappear since the format of value in splitted column doesn't predefined as text

e.g. sample text to split to column:
000122042009ABCDEFG00567

Required result:
0001|22042009|ABCDEFG|00567

when running below macro; result shows:
1|22042009|ABCDEFG|567
(Beginning zeros figures of the first and last column disappear)

Applied Macro:

## Text To Columns/time Formatting Split Them Into Columns

Jan 5, 2010

I've got some time values in an Excel Sheet in the format hh:mm:ss. I need to split them into columns (including the colon) like below:

hh: | mm: | ss

I can do this manually using text to columns but when I use text to columns in my macro, it automatically changes the time format to h:mm:ss PM

## How To Split Text From Text String Into Separate Columns - No Delimiters

Apr 8, 2014

I have the cell data as below

How would I split into a new column the first part which is a date into a new column, then the country and the remainder into separate columns?

I still want the original data as I need to check that the splits worked well?

16.5.90 CH 1671/90-4
18.10.1991 CH 3056/91-1
24.07.92 ch 2341/92-2
30.7.92 ch 2395/92-3
18.11.92 Us 3533/92-5
26.5.93PCT 1577/93-0
9.8.93 CH 2363/93-8
17.8.93 CH 2445/93-0
25.1.94ch209/94-6;8.12.94ch3714/94-1
25.1.94 ch 209/94-6 ; 8.12.94 ch 3714/94-1
8.4.94 ch 1047/94-0
22.4.94 ch 1255/94-7
18.11.1992 CH 3533/92-5
18.11.1992CH 3533/92-5

## Split Text Into Columns?

Jun 4, 2014

I am having quite a bit of a challenge here and am not able to code to split the text into columns. The text to columns does not work here unfortunately. Below is my situation. In one column that has the contract details I have the data as follows:

Account Manager Jennifer MacFarlane CONSULTING - GENERAL on 20-JUN-13 Function #:176749
Account Manager Janet Bewers CONSULTING - GENERAL on 25-JUL-13 Function #:176878
Account Manager Janet Bewers HEAT STRESS AWARENESS on 27-JUN-13 Function #:176828
Account Manager Janet Bewers TRACTOR SAFETY AWARENESS on 08-AUG-13 Function #:177383

What do I key in to get Account Manager in one column, the name of the person in another column and the one in caps in another column and the date in one column and the function in another column. I tried using left, right and LEN and something is terribly wrong with my logic

## Split Text Across Columns ..

Nov 15, 2006

Need to split the WORD into Col B and put the DEFINITION into Col C.

Here's an example of what's sitting in A1:

Title – A description of record contents

I've tried using the text to columns but can't get it to work.
(since the Words are all different lengths, something gets chopped off)

What I have today:
In column A (within a single cell is both the Word & it's Definition).

I need to extract the word ONLY into a new column (B)
and extract all the other words into column (C) (without the dash)...

I've also tried :
=LEFT(A1, FIND(" ",A1)-1)
and successfully stripped the Word into column B
but can't find any functions to extract the rest properly into C

I JUST noticed, some WORDS are multuple...example:
Information Protection Level – Used to identify information protection values per Pro 2227

Can you provide a function for doing a 3 word extraction to Col B?

I guess, what I REALLY need is for it to take "everything up to the dash" and put in column B......then put everything after the dash and put in col C.

## Split Text To Columns Over 2 Sheets

Sep 4, 2009

I have data in Column A that is from a text file that contains 50,000 rows , this is pipe delimited data that is 300 columns wide. I would like to be able to keep the columns but using the Text to Column functions means that I lose some them.

I was wondering if anyone knew how to separate the text in to 2 sheets, with the first 200 columns in Sheet 1 and the remaining in Sheet 2. The reason I would like to separate the information in to cells is so that I can investigate the data better.

Its not possible to traspose this information as the rows are nearly 50,000 long.

Here is a small sample of what 1 row is like, it not the entire row. Each "|" character represents a break and a new column.

PHP
A|01234567/163|01234567/163|AB123456B|Mr|Gordon|Brown|01-01-1960|1|10 Downing Street|SW1A 1AP|4|||||||||||||||||||||0|0|16-06-2009|16-06-2009||

## Split Text Among Columns By Using Functions

Feb 5, 2010

Once again I return to the brilliant ones on this board. I read the Excel help page for "Split text among columns by using functions". But my parsing task is more advanced than what I could gather from this function.

Here is the contents of cell A1 to be parsed:
Pack type,(make selection),Pack A[=4.95],Pack B[=5.95],Pack C[=7.95]

I need to extract 4.95 into cell A2, 5.95 into A3 and 7.95 into A4. How
Oh also, I have many variations of that example, and want your solution to work for the variations. So here is another actual cell that I have to be parsed:
Qty. discount,(Make Selection),1[=18.95],2 to 4[=17.95],5+[=16.95]

So, each extracted value will always be preceded by = and followed by ]

## Split Text Across Columns Formula

Dec 9, 2006

I got a question regarding a what formula can i use to act like the Split method in programming. I would like if this can be done with a formula not programming cos i am a programmer Basically i got a column full of data in the following format:.dddd.ddddddd.ddddd. Now the number of the "d" can be random in between the dots. So i would like to be able to split the line by looking at the "." .There is one thing though that each line does have 3 or 4 "." characters.

## Split Text Across Columns With Delimiters

Apr 17, 2008

I have a column full of text with most data separated by commas, except sometimes between the commas there is a string, marked by ' ' , which itself contains commas.

For example: 45,'im a string, look at me',67,43,5,'im another string, look at me',78

I try to make excel put all the data into columns, so 'im a string, look at me' will have its own column, instead of being split into two columns. I tried telling excel that the ' character marks strings, but it just removed the apostrophes and kept splitting any string that contained a comma. I tried to use a special delimiter,' but excel didn't allow me to. Does someone have a macro that will do the text to columns for me, or is this possible to do with the regular text to columns feature of excel?

## Text To Columns :: Macro To Split Text

Jun 17, 2008

I am trying to write a micro code to split text which is copied into cell A1 into columns. I can do this fine by going to "data" the "text to Columns" and selecting the places i want to split the text (this is the same for every piece of data i copy in).

The macro works perfectly every time. the problem is that the spreadsheet is shared and i want to protect certain cells on the sheet, when i protect the sheet the recorded macro does not work as the "data", "text to columns" is not available in a protected workbook.

I was just wondering if someone could help me, so i can run a macro to split the text which also allows me to protect cells. In the "text to column" option the "fixed width" (column breaks) i choose are: 4, 25, 34 and 43.

## Freeze / Split Panes So Colored Boxes On Left Stay Fixed In Place

Mar 6, 2013

How to freeze/split panes so the colored boxes on the left stay fixed in place while the other boxes on the right scroll up and down? I'm figuring out the right combo of freeze and split panes.

## Split Data Into 2 Cells, Text To Columns

Feb 26, 2009

i have cells with city and state in them and i'm trying to separate the one column into two columns. the problem is, i'm trying to keep the city name in one column and the state in the other. some of my cells have two word cities like new albany, or upper arlington. the text to columns feature is separating those cells into 3 columns not 2. is there a way to do this?

example:
worthington, oh
upper arlington, oh

text to columns splitting upper arlington into 3 different cells because the only delimiter in the cell is a space. i need to keep upper arlington in one cell and oh in another.

## Excel 2003 :: Split Text Into Columns

Mar 29, 2012

I have a large number of product descriptions of varying lengths (column A) which I need to split into a maximum of 3 columns depending on the total length of the description. Each description in column A is less than 90 characters. Each column (B, C & D) can only be a maximum of 30 characters including spaces and commas etc. Also words cannot be split. Below is a sample of the result I would expect with the description in column A and the 3 extracted columns in B, C and D. I am using Excel 2003.

## Split Text Across Columns By Random Number

Feb 6, 2008

I am trying to split a cell into column by number. e.g. KOPAS LIMITED 30 ST CLAIR AVE W SUITE 1111 TORONTO ON
to

KOPAS LIMITED(new column)30 ST CLAIR AVE W SUITE(new column)1111 TORONTO ON. The numbers are random. My list is of 27000 rows long.

## Text To Columns - Only Want To Split SPECIFIC NUMBER Of Times

Jan 26, 2006

I am trying to split names across columns. The problem is that some names
spilt into 3 columns (first, middle, last), and others split across 5 or 6
(extra names, etc.)

Is there a way to specify split, using SPACE as a delimiter, but only split
on the first TWO spaces, then leave the rest alone?

## Split Address Text String Into Separate Columns

Mar 13, 2009

I would like to "reverse concatenate" an address text string as follows: ....

## Split Text Across Columns (apartment Number & Address)

Jun 30, 2008

I have a 2000 row sheet with an address field that contains the apartment number and the address. The text is displayed as unit number, then hyphen and the building/street number for example '101-1234 15th Street'. I'm looking to cut the building number from the cell and paste it into a seperate column. Ideally removing the hyphen completely, so that I have two columns 'unit number' and 'building/street address'.

Oct 26, 2013

Original table:
Column1
Column2
Column3
Column4

AAA
DDD
A1
X123, Y123, Z123

[Code] .......

## Import A Text File From A Specific Folder Into A Sheet Without Split It To Columns

Sep 26, 2007

I have a variable list. Each column will be 250 digits and numbers of rows will be variable. I want a macro to import a text file from a specific folder into a sheet without split it to columns. So we will work only in column A

Then macro will find B1002 wording in A1. if it is exist, it will copy the next 36 digits after B1002 wording if not then it will search A2 row. The next step will be to search and find another wording "B1001" if it finds it will replace copied 36 digits text. If it can not find B1001 wording it will go to upper row and search B1001 wording here and paste the text. This will go on till row shows #END. This means it reached the end of the list. And then macro will save this file as text file to another folder.

So macro will go to beginning to open other file in the folder and this will go on till last file in the folder.

This is the logic of the macro. Here is the sample of what I want.

Original Data: ....

## Text To Columns: Split Data In Seperate Seperate Coloumn

Jul 23, 2009

Attached file where i m not able to split data in seperate seperate coloumn

## Sumproduct With Fixed Columns

Dec 6, 2013

Im new to excel and problem regarding the sumproduct function.

I have three columns in my sheet1, column A and column B contain 1000 numbers.

Hence, column A goes from A1 to A1000 and column B from B1 to B1000.

In the first row of column C, i want to use sumproduct on A1:A5 with B1:B5.

My problem arises when I want to drag the formula down, in the second row of column C I want

to use sumproduct on A6:A10 with B6:B10 but the formula uses A2:A6 with B2:B6.

Is there a way to fix the ranges when I am using sumprodct so it takes "fixed" ranges like every fifth,

A1:A5 with B1:B5 , A6:A10 with B6:B10, A11:A15 with B11:B15 and so on.

## Rows To Columns For Fixed Criteria

Jun 24, 2009

i have a unique problem. I have a spreadsheet with 2 worksheets.

Worksheet A

Dlr# Dlr Name Zip Code
X123 Dane's 50266
X123 Dane's 50266
X123 Dane's 53135
X983 Andy's 50254
X983 Andy's 50254
X348 Ryan's 45678

So, this spreadsheet has some duplicate rows and some unique ones. All are needed as duplicate zips mean that the dealer is sending out multiple mailings to the same zip code.

My task is to transfer these into Worksheet B so that duplicate zips go in different columns but unique zips don't. So this is what Worksheet B will look like:

Worksheet B

Dlr# Dlr Name Drop 1 Drop 2 Drop 3
X123 Dane's 50266 50266
X123 Dane's 53135
X983 Andy's 50254 50254
X348 Ryan's 45678

My spreadsheet has over 500 dealers with over 1500 rows of data in it, so if there is an automated way to create spreadsheet B.

## Copying Formula With Fixed Rows But Different Columns?

Nov 27, 2013

Im using this formula in a spreedsheet =(B\$3*0,5)+(B\$3+(B\$4*0,5))+(B\$3+B\$4+(B\$5*0,5))+(B\$3+B\$4+B\$5+(B\$6*0,5))+(SUM(B\$7:B\$28)*4)

What i want is to be able to drag this down for multiple rows but i want the formula above to only change columns i.e.

Next row gets C\$3 and so on.

## Dynamic Range Of Columns With Fixed Rows

Jan 5, 2009

I am still trying to develop a macro that will copy and paste a set of formulas into a dynamic destination range. I have included a worksheet that shows what I am trying to do. Basically when using AutoFill I need the columns of the destination range to be dynamic based on the number of rows in another sheet.