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How do I remove charaters or split up a column in excel?

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Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Hi folks, i am having a hard time with the results of a sql query.  Basically i have a data field with two types of information combined into one field seperated by a pipe,  the problem is a date is included in the field and i need to be able to sort and filter by this date.

unfortunately saving as a csv makes a mess of everything.  so i copy the results and paste them into an excel file but i need to separate the that one column.

my data appears like this:
(code letters) | 11/16/2010

Example:
(SG) | 11/16/2010

I need to either remove the code letters all together, including the parenthesis and pipe or I need to split up the column into two columns.  anything suggestions would help.  


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