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    Excel Sorcerers!

    I have run out of talent in Excel.

    I have one column that has multiple elements separated by a slash, eg one/three/five/seven and I need to break that single column into multiple columns BUT I need that breakup to happen in a specific way - one needs to go into column 1, three into column 3, etc. Like:

    Original A B C D E F G H
    1/3/5/7 1 3 5 7
    2/4/6/8 2 4 6 8

    Any ideas?

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    Hmm...
    What are the elements? How do you know what columns they need to go in to?

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    The solution I have so far is sloppy, inflexible, I don't like it, but it works, technically.

    Why not text to columns? Makes it a lot easier once they're already separated.

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    Ok, came up with a better solution, using formulas to change each of the symbols into different characters so the data between them can be easily extracted.

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    tsg: are there any other possible combinations in your first column? like 2/5/3/6? and can there be cells with different numbers of digits?

    OR DID KEITH RECOVER THE SIX DEMON BAG AND YOU'RE ALL SET?

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    There are ten possible original values, and each of those ten possible values go into one of ten specific columns... value 1 is always column 1, value 2 is always 2, etc. I think that sorcery works perfectly. I was looking for a way to move values from original to destination, but I see how sucking values works better. I'll try that tomorrow! Thanks!

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    Minor tweaks, but that totally worked. Thanks!!

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    Get that weak shit off my track

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