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Hi,

Some cells have a one name artist such as Journey, where others have Clapton, Eric (Row A)

How can I do an =(A1code) that I can run on Row B (even single named artists) to make it

Journey              Journey
Clapton, Eric     Eric Clapton
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Question by:Computer Guy
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by:Rgonzo1971
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Hi

you could try this formula

=IF(ISERROR(SEARCH(",",A1)),A1,MID(A1,SEARCH(",",A1)+2,LEN(A1))&" "&LEFT(A1,SEARCH(",",A1)-1))

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or XL 2007 and further
=IFERROR(MID(A1,SEARCH(",",A1)+2,LEN(A1))&" "&LEFT(A1;SEARCH(",",A1)-1),A1)

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by:Shaun Kline
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You can use the FIND method wrapped in an ISERROR method, something like:
=IFERROR(LEFT(A1, FIND(",", A1)), A1)
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by:MacroShadow
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=SUBSTITUTE(A1,",","")
And drag down as far as necessary.
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by:Computer Guy
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I like this: =SUBSTITUTE(A1,",","")

But how do I make Morrison, Van into Van Morrison
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by:MacroShadow
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Sorry missed that part.
=SUBSTITUTE(MID(A1&" "&A1,FIND(" ",A1)+1,LEN(A1)),",","")
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by:Computer Guy
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If it is a one word band like Journey, it shows up with #VALUE!

If it is a 3 word band like Black Eyed Peas, it shows up as Eyed Peas Black

Is there a way to ignore those kinds?
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by:MacroShadow
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Go with Rgonzo1971's solution.

If you're interested I can give you a VBA solution.
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by:Computer Guy
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Sure.
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If you're interested if a vba solution, try this. Copy the code into a standard module.

Function ReverseString(rngString As Range, Optional strDelim As String = ",") As String
    Dim vStrings As Variant, lngString As Long
    vStrings = Split(rngString, strDelim)
    For lngString = UBound(vStrings) To LBound(vStrings) Step -1
        ReverseString = ReverseString & strDelim & vStrings(lngString)
    Next lngString
    ReverseString = Replace(Replace(ReverseString, strDelim, " ", 1, 1), ",", "")
End Function

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And use it like this:
=ReverseString(A1)

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