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Posted on 2013-06-11
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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?
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=IF(LEN(A2)<12,A2&REPT(" ",12-LEN(A2)),A2)

Considering the cell is A2
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No need for the IF, really :)

=LEFT(A2&REPT(" ",12),12)
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I see what you did there! :)
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by:Patrick Matthews
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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
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It will be 12 characters max. Never longer.
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