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Function to remove all character in a cell following the first space

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How can I remove all characters in a cell following the first space and remove the space also?

In other words...

"435678TD45   sgepr"

would result in...

"435678TD45" only.

--Steve
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=left(A1,find(" ",A1)-1)
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In the event you have any entries with no spaces, or blanks, that formula will return an error.

To return the whole string if there are no spaces:

=LEFT(A1,FIND(" ",A1&" ")-1)

This will return a zero-length string if A1 is blank.
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