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How to trim a column down to 50 characters.

Posted on 2011-09-21
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I want to take one text column that has more than 50 characters,
cut that field to a max of 50 characters, and put that version with only 50 characters in another column.
How do I do this? thanks


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Question by:MikeMCSD
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barry houdini earned 500 total points
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If you have text in A2 down try putting this formula in B2

=LEFT(A2,50)

If there are less than 50 characters in A2 that will give you all of them

regards, barry
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by:MikeMCSD
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thanks Barry

Do you know how to get to the end of row?
When I'm in a row and press the End key, it doesn't work.
But if I'm at the end of the row and press Home, it goes to the first column.

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by:barry houdini
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Hello Mike,

If you want to go to the last entry in a row you can press END...and then ENTER...

Does that do it for you?

regards, barry
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thanks!
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