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how to find only the names in a column in excel 2010

Solved by D. U. in 60 mins

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Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 02:22

Hi.. Welcome to Got It Pro

User
08/08/2018 - 02:22

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Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 02:22

how can i help you today..?

User
08/08/2018 - 02:24

I want to remove all useless words except Names in specific column

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 02:24

ok..

User
08/08/2018 - 02:24

like i can show you in excell

User
08/08/2018 - 02:24

in pc

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 02:24

sure..

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 02:24

could you upload your file in here..??

User
08/08/2018 - 02:25

Can you see it now

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 02:25

yes..

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 02:26

so do you want to eliminate word after last name..??

User
08/08/2018 - 02:26

so from here i want only name like in A2 i need John not,MCIPS

User
08/08/2018 - 02:26

how to remove it

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 02:26

ok.. got it..

User
08/08/2018 - 02:26

yah

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 02:26

hold on..

User
08/08/2018 - 02:27

But both names i need

User
08/08/2018 - 02:27

in this column

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 02:27

ok.. hold on..

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 02:30

I think I got the formula..

User
08/08/2018 - 02:31

I got it but in some cases there are not only phd there are some other things on that case what should i do .....................

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 02:31

Could you give me some examples..??

User
08/08/2018 - 02:31

yah

User
08/08/2018 - 02:31

wait a second

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 02:32

ok..

User
08/08/2018 - 02:32

Like pPCCA

User
08/08/2018 - 02:32

MPCCA

User
08/08/2018 - 02:32

#

User
08/08/2018 - 02:32

?

User
08/08/2018 - 02:32

Trade mark sign

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 02:33

ok..

User
08/08/2018 - 02:34

And so dot

User
08/08/2018 - 02:34

as well

User
08/08/2018 - 02:34

"

User
08/08/2018 - 02:34

'

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 02:34

are those after or before ","

User
08/08/2018 - 02:35

Maximum times after but in along sheet it creats problem while it stands in before

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 02:36

ok..

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 02:37

this formula only take text before ","..

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 02:37

so anything after "," are no problem..

User
08/08/2018 - 02:38

Yap

User
08/08/2018 - 02:38

But what before

User
08/08/2018 - 02:38

And mid

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 02:38

if some text before "," like PhD have to use substitute function to eliminate..

User
08/08/2018 - 02:38

May i have a look

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 02:39

Could you give me full list of name..so I can figure out the logic for you..

User
08/08/2018 - 02:39

yap

User
08/08/2018 - 02:40

soorry not this one

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 02:41

no problem..

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 02:41

give me new list..

User
08/08/2018 - 02:41

This one

User
08/08/2018 - 02:42

u got it

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 02:42

hold on please..

User
08/08/2018 - 02:42

ok

User
08/08/2018 - 02:43

And please remind G. something like that would be only g

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 02:43

ok

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 02:45

how about (Elena) Zervou

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 02:45

Cooper (LION)

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 02:46

do you want to eliminate name inside of ( )?

User
08/08/2018 - 02:47

Only Cooper but In Elena i need Zervou and E;ena

User
08/08/2018 - 02:47

Not ()

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 02:47

how about .. M.S.

User
08/08/2018 - 02:48

NO If it is only M.S. in that cell then only MS

User
08/08/2018 - 02:48

Otherwise i don't need

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 02:48

ok..

User
08/08/2018 - 02:50

In words i need those names only

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 02:50

ok..

User
08/08/2018 - 02:55

Are you there

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 02:55

yes..

User
08/08/2018 - 02:55

ok ok

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 02:55

sorry.. I am working on the formula..

User
08/08/2018 - 02:55

Take your time

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 03:10

[Uploaded an Excel file]

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 03:10

ok. this is interim solutions..

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 03:10

I need teak the formula to work with few exceptions..

User
08/08/2018 - 03:11

Is it possible to chat with u latter

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 03:12

only within the session time..

User
08/08/2018 - 03:13

ok Thank you very much for your help

User
08/08/2018 - 03:13

it is amaizing

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 03:13

hold on..please..

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