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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

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