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Why is a template to separate numbers from text in a excel spreadsheet no longer working?

Posted on 2014-11-18
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A template to separate data in mixed format in an Excel column  no longer functions.

23 Echo Lane

Could be separated by:
=LEFT(A2,FIND(" ",A2)-1)   pasted into a new adjacent blank column
and
=REPLACE(A2,1,FIND(" ",A2,"")
pasted into a new adjacent blank column on the opposite side of the target column

resulted in:

23 in one column and Echo Lane in another column with the original column in between the two new columns

Now an error "#NAME?"  is returned instead of the parsing of the data.
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by:Patrick Matthews
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If this workbook has, or used to have, macros in it, you might have a broken reference.

1) Hit Alt+F11 to get to the VB Editor
2) In the menu, go to Tools / References

Now see if any are listed as missing.
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You're missing a close parentheses on the replace formula - not sure why that would return #Name, however.
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by:Eric Flamm
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=REPLACE(A9,1,FIND(" ",A9),"")

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is the correct syntax
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by:Howie_Lynn
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Its a standalone page,  just a typed in listing of names and addresses.   It was an .xls and I saved it as a macro enabled spreadsheet.  I'll try and save it as the latest extension xlsx.  I saved as separate files. The templates failed in each one. Do you think there is something in the spreadsheet causing this?  I receive 10 spreadsheets from separate sources.   This is the first one with mixed address columns.  I'll create a test spreadsheet and see if the templates work.
Thanks,
Howie
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