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Extract everything from first space or if a space does not exist keep data intact

Posted on 2013-06-13
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excel 2010.

need formula or routine.
=LEFT(A1,FIND(" ",A1)-1)
will not work..properly

I need to exttact data from cells before first space.
If a first space does not exist go ahead and still bring that information over..


7196k41 connectors
7196K41 Connector
7196K34 5-20 male plug 125v
7196K34
7196K32


end result:
7196k41
7196K41
7196K34
7196K34
7196K32

Thanks fordraiders
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by:zorvek (Kevin Jones)
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There is the obvious:

=LEFT(A1,7)

Why wouldn't that work?

Kevin
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zorvek (Kevin Jones) earned 500 total points
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Or, if the part number varies in length:

=IF(ISERROR(FIND(" ",A1)),A1,LEFT(A1,FIND(" ",A1)-1))

Kevin
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by:Steve
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Highlight the column and use Data > Text to Columns with Space as a delimiter?
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by:barry houdini
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Try this small tweak to your original formula

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

by concatenating a space to the A1 value FIND always finds a space......

regards, barry
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by:fordraiders
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this one worked fine... Thanks
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