At 02:37 21/04/2020 +0200, Pat Brown wrote:
I have a spreadsheet that includes a column consisting if people's
names. I want to split this into two columns. I want one column with
the given names and the other with their family names. This requires
taking the last word in the column and creating a new column with
this word. Is there a way to do this in Calc?
Here's one way. Suppose the existing names are in column A, starting in A1.
o Go to Tools | Options... | LibreOffice Calc | Calculate | General
Calculations, and ensure "Enable regular expressions in formulas" is ticked.
o If you have anything in columns B and C, insert two new columns, so
you have columns B and C empty.
o In B1, enter =LEFT(A1;SEARCH(" [^ ]+$";A1;1)-1) and fill down the
column as needed.
o In C1, enter =RIGHT(A1;LEN(A1)-SEARCH(" [^ ]+$";A1;1)) and fill
down the column as needed.
o Select columns B and C.
o Paste (back over the same columns), but using Edit | Paste Special
| Paste Special... (or Ctrl+Shift+V) instead of ordinary Paste. In
the Paste Special dialogue, ensure that Text is ticked but Formulas
is *not* ticked.
o If desired, delete your original column A (so that the new columns
now become columns A and B).
I trust this helps.
To unsubscribe e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posting guidelines + more: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Netiquette
List archive: https://listarchives.libreoffice.org/global/users/
Impressum (Legal Info)
: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images
on this website are licensed under the
Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License
This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is
licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2
"LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are
registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are
in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective
logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use
thereof is explained in our trademark policy