Excel functions: 6 ways to use Text functions to manage data

Excel’s Text functions are a major time-saver if your job entails managing massive data, especially data that’s imported from other sources. Fortunately, all ASCII data is easily imported, but the format of that imported data can vary drastically from one source to another.

For example, fields may be delimited, such as with tabs, spaces, commas, or periods. Any other characters are all preferable to spaces. That’s because spaces not only exist in between fields, they also separate words within the fields, which makes sorting out the fields a real challenge. That’s where

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from PCWorld

PCWorld4 min read
Amazon All-New Kindle: Front Lighting And A Better Screen Elevate This Entry Level E-reader
Amazon’s All-new Kindle brings its entry-level e-reader out of the dark ages. With the addition of glare-free, adjustable front lighting, it allows users a more comfortable reading experience day or night without having to spring for the higher-price
PCWorld2 min read
Intel’s Optane Memory Finally Supports Celeron And Pentium Budget PCs That Need A Boost
Two long years after Intel debuted its radical—and awesome—Optane Memory caching SSDs, the company has finally decided to embrace the processors that could appreciate the technology’s benefits the most. A recent Optane Memory driver update added supp
PCWorld8 min read
Two-factor Authentication: How To Choose The Right Level Of Security For Every Account
If you aren’t already protecting your most personal accounts with two-factor or two-step authentication, you should be. An extra line of defense that’s tougher than the strongest password, 2FA is extremely important to blocking hacks and attacks on y