TRIM function in Excel

Excel TEXT functions return a number in a specified number format

How to split text with delimiter in Excel

To split text at an arbitrary delimiter (comma, space, pipe, etc.) you can use a formula based on the TRIM, MID, SUBSTITUTE, REPT, and LEN functions. Formula =TRIM(MID(SUBSTITUTE(A1,delim,REPT(” “,LEN(A1))),(N-1)*LEN(A1)+1,LEN(A1))) Explanation In the example shown, the formula in C5 is: =TRIM(MID(SUBSTITUTE($B5,”|”,REPT(” “,LEN($B5))),(C$4-1)*LEN($B5)+1,LEN($B5))) Note: references to B5 and C4 are mixed references to allow the formula to be copied… read more »

How to strip numeric characters from cell in Excel

To remove numeric characters from a text string, you can try this experimental formula based on the TEXTJOIN function, new in Excel 2016. Formula {=TEXTJOIN(“”,TRUE,IF(ISERR(MID(A1,ROW(INDIRECT(“1:100”)),1)+0), MID(A1,ROW(INDIRECT(“1:100″)),1),””))} Explanation In the example shown, the formula in C5 is: =TEXTJOIN(“”,TRUE,IF(ISERR(MID(B5,ROW(INDIRECT(“1:100”)),1)+0), MID(B5,ROW(INDIRECT(“1:100″)),1),””)) Note: this is an array formula and must be entered with control + shift + enter. How… read more »

Put names into proper case — Manipulating NAMES in Excel

If you need to clean up names that are not in a proper case, you can use a simple formula based on PROPER functions. Formula =PROPER(name) Explanation In the example the formula in C5 is: =PROPER(B5) How this formula works The PROPER function automatically reformats text so that all words are capitalized. At the same… read more »

Split numbers from units of measure in Excel

To split a number from a unit value, you need to determine the position of the last number. If you add 1 to that position, you have the start of the unit text. Note: these is an experimental formula that uses a hard coded array constant, set down here for reference and comment. Casually tested… read more »

Remove line breaks in a cell in Excel

To remove line breaks from a cell, or from text inside a formula, you can use a formula based on the SUBSTITUTE and CHAR functions. Formula =SUBSTITUTE(A1,CHAR(10),”, “) Explanation In the example shown, the formula in C5 is: =SUBSTITUTE(B5,CHAR(10),”, “) which replaces line breaks in B5 with commas. How this formula works First, you should… read more »

Join cells with comma in Excel

To join multiple cell values with a comma, you can use a formula based on the SUBSTITUTE and TRIM functions. You can use this same approach to concatenate values in cells with any delimiter you like. Formula =SUBSTITUTE(TRIM(A1&” “&B1&” “&C1&” “&D1&” “&E1),” “,”, “) Explanation In the example shown, the formula in G5 is: =SUBSTITUTE(TRIM(B5&” “&C5&” “&D5&” “&E5&” “&F5),”… read more »

How to get last word in a cell in Excel

To get the last word from a text string, you can use a formula based on the TRIM, SUBSTITUTE, RIGHT, and REPT functions. Formula =TRIM(RIGHT(SUBSTITUTE(text,” “,REPT(” “,100)),100)) Explanation In the example shown, the formula in C6 is: =TRIM(RIGHT(SUBSTITUTE(B6,” “,REPT(” “,100)),100)) Which returns the word “time”. How this formula works This formula is an interesting example… read more »

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