separate parts of a field in excel

I need to separate out the account id from the person.  I would like to do it so that the [] are removed also.  Can someone tell me how to do this in Excel?

Example:  PRESLEY, ELVIS [5000065005]
Becky EdwardsEpic Clarity DeveloperAsked:
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Rgonzo1971Commented:
HI,

if cell is A1 then try in B1
[code]=LEFT(A1,FIND("[",A1)-2)

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in C1
=MID(A1,FIND("[",A1)+1,FIND("]",A1)-FIND("[",A1)-1)

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Regards
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Alexandre TakacsCTOCommented:
You will typically use string functions - the more consistent your source data is the better.

Or even easier the built-in "Text to Columns" feature in Excel.

For instance assuming your input is "Last Name"  - comma - "First Name" you can first use the "comma" as your separator and have two columns populated for you by Excel. You will then use the same tool on the second column and use "[" as your separator.

Give it a try !
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Roy CoxGroup Finance ManagerCommented:
Assuming text in A! try

=LEFT(LEFT(A1,FIND("[",A1,1)),(LEN(LEFT(A1,FIND("[",A1,1)))-1))
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Becky EdwardsEpic Clarity DeveloperAuthor Commented:
I used the first answer and it worked perfectly.  Thank you everyone for your responses!
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Becky EdwardsEpic Clarity DeveloperAuthor Commented:
It took three columns, but it worked perfectly.  Thank you  Rgonzo for help separating account number from person field.
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Roy CoxGroup Finance ManagerCommented:
My formula needs one additional column!
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