Solved

Text function for trailing spaces

Posted on 2013-06-11
5
282 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-12
If I have a  cell that contains something less than 12 characters , how can I get spaces added on end where total length is 12 characters in field?
0
Comment
Question by:cebu1014
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 13

Assisted Solution

by:Shanan212
Shanan212 earned 250 total points
ID: 39238289
=IF(LEN(A2)<12,A2&REPT(" ",12-LEN(A2)),A2)

Considering the cell is A2
0
 
LVL 92

Accepted Solution

by:
Patrick Matthews earned 250 total points
ID: 39238535
No need for the IF, really :)

=LEFT(A2&REPT(" ",12),12)
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:Shanan212
ID: 39238558
I see what you did there! :)
0
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:Patrick Matthews
ID: 39238700
cebu1014,

Please note that my formula might mishandle entries that are already >12 characters long.  For example, if the original entry is 17 characters long, my formula will truncate at the 12th character, while Shanan212's formula will return all 17 characters (and not add any trailing spaces).

Only you know whether or not there would ever be any initial data with >12 characters, and what should happen in that event.

:)

Patrick
0
 

Author Comment

by:cebu1014
ID: 39242000
It will be 12 characters max. Never longer.
0

Featured Post

PeopleSoft Has Never Been Easier

PeopleSoft Adoption Made Smooth & Simple!

On-The-Job Training Is made Intuitive & Easy With WalkMe's On-Screen Guidance Tool.  Claim Your Free WalkMe Account Now

Question has a verified solution.

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

A little background as to how I came to I design this code: Around 5 years ago I designed an add-in that formatted Excel files to a corporate standard, applying different cell colours and font type depending on whether the cells contained inputs,…
This tutorial explains how to create a series of drop-down lists that are dependent upon prior selections to guide (“force”) the user to make the correct selection and reduce data errors within Microsoft Excel. Excel 2010 was used for this tutorial;…
This Micro Tutorial demonstrates how to create Excel charts: column, area, line, bar, and scatter charts. Formatting tips are provided as well.
Many functions in Excel can make decisions. The most simple of these is the IF function: it returns a value depending on whether a condition you describe is true or false. Once you get the hang of using the IF function, you will find it easier to us…

717 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