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Extract City, State and Pin code from an address string

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For a lot of Excel users, a common problem is to extract City, State and Pin Code from an address string.  What compounds the issue is that there is no standardisation in an address string.  For e.g., one may end the address with a Pin code, while others may end it with a State and Country.  […]

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Extract specific number of characters from an alphanumeric string without breaking any word

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When downloading data from an ERP into Excel, a Remarks column has entries which can be as lengthy as 300 characters per cell.  Before uploading this data into another database, entries in the Remarks column need to be split into multiple cells of upto 50 characters per cell.  Furthermore, when splitting data into multiple cells, it should […]

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Performing an iterative lookup to return closest match

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Suppose a worksheet name is Code_details.  The following values lie in range A2:A14 of this sheet: A12,AS478,QW447,EQ46,RYT9985,VCX147,BNM159,ASQ478,VC325,ASW675,A123, ASDFG1234567890 and ASDFG123456789 Suppose there is another worksheet named Summary where the following values lie in range B5:B7: ASQ47809876,ASW675458 and QWERT Now one may want to lookup ASQ47809876 in A2:A14 of Code_details sheet.  If this exact value is not found there, then the […]

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Reduce scrolling in data validation

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Given a large number of entries in the source of data validation, it may become cumbersome to scroll down the list to select a desired value.  It would be ideal to have the user type the first alphabet and be taken to all words which start with that alphabet. The drop down list in cell […]

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