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data sorting - need help wiith layout (text to column doesnt work)

Posted on 2016-10-22
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Hello everyone,

I hope everyone's doing well. I need help to sort out the data and I have a bunch of sheets in excel but there not into each row or column....and it is hard to create formula's because there not in each row or column.

Any suggestions or help is greatly appreciated !

thanks again
test-data-example.xlsx
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crystal (strive4peace) - Microsoft MVP, Access earned 400 total points (awarded by participants)
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you can use Text to Columns, on the DATA ribbon tab. You have fixed-width data.
Text to Column, on Data ribbon1. select values in column A that need to be parsed.
2. Choose Text to Columns
Text to Column, step 1
3. Scroll across the data. Notice there needs to be a column added between 60 and 70
Text to Column, step 2
4. Click where you want a new column added. Continue until you are satisfied and then click Finish.
Text to Column, step 3
Voila! It isn't perfect because I didn't take enough time to position the breaks better.  
Text to Column, Done
Before you do this, backup your file. Then when you save, you can give it a new name. That way, if you see something needs to be done better, you can get the original data from your backup.

Sometimes you need to run Text to Columns multiple times, on different columns after separation. For instance, maybe leave data that will go to columns I and J combined if that isn't quite right.  Then use Delimited and choose SPACE or DASH for delimiter, and check "Treat consecutive delimiters as one"
Text to Columns, Delimited
Be sure there are enough BLANK columns to the right or separated data will over-write what is there.  Add more columns than you think you'll need, then delete the extra ones when done.
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What Crystal says will work just fine, you just have to repeat the process X times as many as your sheets and tables.
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