I have an excel file with data where I want a Split cell with a delimiter and if the delimiter is not found then copy that cell value to another cell

e.g.

ABC Ltd.

ABC Ltd. - Ind

PQR Ltd. - USA

LMN Corp.

Output - delimiter "-"

ColumnA ColumnB

ABC Ltd. ABC Ltd.

ABC Ltd. Ind

PQR Ltd. USA

LMN Corp. LMN Corp.

However, I'm using below formula but not getting what I want.

=TRIM(LEFT(B2,FIND("-",B2)-1))

=TRIM(REPLACE(B2,1,FIND("-",B2),""))

3 Answers

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Tom Sharpe On Best Solutions

You need to put in error handling for the case where B2 doesn't contain a '-'

=IFERROR(TRIM(LEFT(B2,FIND("-",B2)-1)),TRIM(B2))

and

=IFERROR(TRIM(REPLACE(B2,1,FIND("-",B2),"")),TRIM(B2))
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shrivallabha.redij On

Alternative approach (doesn't necessarily mean better though ;) )

1

=TRIM(LEFT(B2&"-",FIND("-",B2&"-",1)-1))

2

=TRIM(RIGHT(SUBSTITUTE(A2,"-",REPT(" ",99)),99))
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Error 1004 On

Another solution:

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Formula:

=IF(LEN(A1)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(A1,"-",""))>0,RIGHT(A1,LEN(A1)-FIND("-",A1,1)-1),A1)