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Hi,

I have multiple names listed as:

Smith, John: Operations (LDN)
Cadogan, Denis: FI Rates (NYK)

etc

I need some formula/code that can cut each name to

Smith, John
Cadogan, Denis

Thanks!
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Question by:Seamus2626
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barry houdini earned 1000 total points
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That looks like a colon rather than semi-colon.....

...so try this formula in B2 assuming data in A2

=LEFT(A2,FIND(":",A2&":")-1)

If there is no colon in the cell then the formula returns the whole cell contents

regards, barry
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=left(a1,find(":",a1)-1)
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Thanks guys!
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