Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Insert a Space in to excel if starting numbers match

Posted on 2011-03-21
8
Medium Priority
?
176 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a list of telephone numbers and I wish to format them with a space , I wish to add a space after the 5th character if the first 5 characters match a set number of numbers.

e.g the numbers

441289307028
441482869861
442083032228

If any of the above numbers start with "4420","4423","4424","4428" then format them with a space after the 5th character.

So the results would be

441289307028
441482869861
44208 3032228

Any help would be great!






0
Comment
Question by:Envisage-Tech
  • 5
  • 3
8 Comments
 
LVL 33

Expert Comment

by:jppinto
ID: 35183056
You can use this formula on a second column:

=IF(OR(LEFT(A1,4)="4420",LEFT(A1,4)="4423",LEFT(A1,4)="4424",LEFT(A1,4)="4428"),LEFT(A1;4)&" " & RIGHT(A1,7),A1)

Please check the attached example.

jppinto


Book1.xlsx
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Envisage-Tech
ID: 35183643
Thanks Almost there. The above example deletes a character rather than inserts a space?
0
 
LVL 33

Expert Comment

by:jppinto
ID: 35183711
You're right! I had a mistake on my formula...it should have a RIGHT(A2,8) instead of RIGHT(A2,7).

Please check the attached file.

jppinto
Book1.xlsx
0
Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Envisage-Tech
ID: 35184021
Thank You just played around with it - do you mind If I ask you a further question?

All the numbers I have are telephone numbers and I wish to put them in the correct UK format , 3 out of the 4 formulas for the different types of telcode are below

=IF(OR(LEFT(A1,4)="4420",LEFT(A1,4)="4423",LEFT(A1,4)="4424",LEFT(A1,4)="4428"),LEFT(A1,4)&" " & RIGHT(A1,8),A1)

=IF(OR(LEFT(A1,7)="4413873",LEFT(A1,7)="4415242",LEFT(A1,7)="4415394",LEFT(A1,7)="4415395",LEFT(A1,7)="4415396",LEFT(A1,7)="4416973",LEFT(A1,7)="4416974",LEFT(A1,7)="4416977",LEFT(A1,7)="4417683",LEFT(A1,7)="4417684",LEFT(A1,7)="4417687",LEFT(A1,7)="4419467"),LEFT(A1,4)&" " & RIGHT(A1,8),A1)

=IF(OR(LEFT(A1,6)="44113",LEFT(A1,6)="44114",LEFT(A1,6)="44115",LEFT(A1,6)="44116",LEFT(A1,6)="44117",LEFT(A1,6)="44118",LEFT(A1,6)="44121",LEFT(A1,6)="44131",LEFT(A1,6)="44141",LEFT(A1,6)="44151",LEFT(A1,6)="44161",LEFT(A1,6)="44191"),LEFT(A1,6)&" " & RIGHT(A1,8),A1)

The fourth type just needs a space added after the 5th character which is a majority of all the numbers.

How do I put these formulas all together so that it produces the correct results for all types of numbers? Or am I floggin a dead horse! ;)

Thank You


0
 
LVL 33

Expert Comment

by:jppinto
ID: 35184304
Hummm...I'm not sure I understood what you're trying to do now...you want to put the 3 formulas posted all in one formula?
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Envisage-Tech
ID: 35184391
Yes and an ifnot statement that adds a space after 5 characters...
0
 
LVL 33

Expert Comment

by:jppinto
ID: 35184403
Just the first 3 formulas would look something like this:

=IF(OR(LEFT(A1,4)="4420",LEFT(A1,4)="4423",LEFT(A1,4)="4424",LEFT(A1,4)="4428"),LEFT(A1,4)&" " & RIGHT(A1,8),IF(OR(LEFT(A1,7)="4413873",LEFT(A1,7)="4415242",LEFT(A1,7)="4415394",LEFT(A1,7)="4415395",LEFT(A1,7)="4415396",LEFT(A1,7)="4416973",LEFT(A1,7)="4416974",LEFT(A1,7)="4416977",LEFT(A1,7)="4417683",LEFT(A1,7)="4417684",LEFT(A1,7)="4417687",LEFT(A1,7)="4419467"),LEFT(A1,4)&" " & RIGHT(A1,8),IF(OR(LEFT(A1,6)="44113",LEFT(A1,6)="44114",LEFT(A1,6)="44115",LEFT(A1,6)="44116",LEFT(A1,6)="44117",LEFT(A1,6)="44118",LEFT(A1,6)="44121",LEFT(A1,6)="44131",LEFT(A1,6)="44141",LEFT(A1,6)="44151",LEFT(A1,6)="44161",LEFT(A1,6)="44191"),LEFT(A1,6)&" " & RIGHT(A1,8),A1)))

If you want to add an aditional formula, it would look even worst!
0
 
LVL 33

Accepted Solution

by:
jppinto earned 2000 total points
ID: 35184497
=IF(OR(LEFT(A1,4)="4420",LEFT(A1,4)="4423",LEFT(A1,4)="4424",LEFT(A1,4)="4428"),LEFT(A1,4)&" " & RIGHT(A1,8),IF(OR(LEFT(A1,7)="4413873",LEFT(A1,7)="4415242",LEFT(A1,7)="4415394",LEFT(A1,7)="4415395",LEFT(A1,7)="4415396",LEFT(A1,7)="4416973",LEFT(A1,7)="4416974",LEFT(A1,7)="4416977",LEFT(A1,7)="4417683",LEFT(A1,7)="4417684",LEFT(A1,7)="4417687",LEFT(A1,7)="4419467"),LEFT(A1,4)&" " & RIGHT(A1,8),IF(OR(LEFT(A1,6)="44113",LEFT(A1,6)="44114",LEFT(A1,6)="44115",LEFT(A1,6)="44116",LEFT(A1,6)="44117",LEFT(A1,6)="44118",LEFT(A1,6)="44121",LEFT(A1,6)="44131",LEFT(A1,6)="44141",LEFT(A1,6)="44151",LEFT(A1,6)="44161",LEFT(A1,6)="44191"),LEFT(A1,6)&" " & RIGHT(A1,8),LEFT(A1,4)& " " & RIGHT(A1,8))))

0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

How to get Spreadsheet Compare 2016 working with the 64 bit version of Office 2016
In Part II of this series, I will discuss how to identify all open instances of Excel and enumerate the workbooks, spreadsheets, and named ranges within each of those instances.
The viewer will learn how to create a normally distributed random variable in Excel, use a normal distribution to simulate the return on an investment over a period of years, Create a Monte Carlo simulation using a normal random variable, and calcul…
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate in Google Sheets how to use the HYPERLINK function to create live links inside your spreadsheet.

916 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question