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How to delete characters in a Cell for Excell 2010

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Excel 2010

Have a spreadsheet that has over 6500 rows.

A       B                                                                    C         D
1   Alpha\The Sky IS Mine
2   Beta Test Now\How Many Is this
3   A Very Long Name\How Long
4   Double Slash\First Slash\Second Slash


In Column "B" I would like to delete the characters in each cell (6500) of them, up to and including the Slash Character.  If not too complicated also to the second slash character.

If too complicated I can run it a second time to delete the second slash.



I would like the results to look like this

A       B                                                                           C         D
1   The Sky IS Mine
2   How Many Is this
3   How Long
4   Second Slash


How can I do this?

Thanks in advance
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zorvek (Kevin Jones) earned 2000 total points
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Use this formula:

=RIGHT(A1,LEN(A1)-FIND("|",SUBSTITUTE(A1,"\","|",LEN(A1)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(A1,"\","")))))

It will find the last chunk of text after the last backslash.

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by:Thomas Grassi
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Keven

Thanks for the fast response

Worked great.

Tom
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Worked Great Job
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