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separate comma separated lists

Posted on 2016-09-03
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each row has the following format

Healthcare, Cancer Care, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Weight Loss, Primary Care, Heart and Lung Care, Back and Spine Care, Orthopedics


I want to separate each word into its own cell. how to do this?

i have 2k rows like this
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If it is a .CSV file, you can delineate the columns when you first open the file.  That is how I would do it.
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i see the subject area is Excel.

so if you have this long text in a column of excel then

select entire column then go to "Data" Tab then click on "Text to Columns" a small window will pop. then select the option of "Delimited" then click "next"  then untick all and only tickmark "Comma" then click "Finish"  and that it it.
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To check my understanding - you have 2000 rows on a spreadsheet, all with different lines of text separated with commas, and you want to split them so that every WORD (not the phrases between the commas) is in a single cell?

If so, highlight the first row containing all the text to be expanded.. go to the Data tab, and choose Text To Columns.. select Delimited and click Next.. tick the boxes for Comma and Space and Treat Consecutive Delimiters As One, and click Finish.

See example file for how it comes out.

[If you do want the phrases, just don't tick the Space box as above.]
M--Personal-ee---Text-to-Columns---.xlsx
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