Excel - Separate Names in one field

If a field in excel has the names in one field, how can I separate first from last name?

First case, names separated by a space.

Second case, names separated by a comma.

Thank you
exp vgAsked:
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Rodney EndrigaData AnalystCommented:
Depending on your usual format, you can use a formula like the following:

FOR SPACES --
=TRIM(LEFT(A1,FIND(" ",A1,1)-1))

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=TRIM(RIGHT(A1,LEN(A1)-FIND(" ",A1,1)))

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FOR COMMAS --
=TRIM(LEFT(A1,FIND(",",A1,1)-1))

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=TRIM(RIGHT(A1,LEN(A1)-FIND(",",A1,1)))

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Saqib Husain, SyedEngineerCommented:
You can also try these combined formula which will work for either case

=LEFT(A1,IFERROR(FIND(",",A1),FIND(" ",A1))-1)
=TRIM(RIGHT(A1,LEN(A1)-IFERROR(FIND(",",A1),FIND(" ",A1))))
dabug80Commented:
You can also use the built in Data > Text to Columns function. Just select delimited space or delimited comma. Presto!

Then have a stern conversation about keeping this data separate.
exp vgAuthor Commented:
Thank you.
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