Microsoft Excel – splitting currency symbol from amount

A client had a spreadsheet in which he had a column with monetary values in the form EUR2000, AUD234, USD55555, etc. He wanted with split into two columns with the currency symbol in one column and the amount in another. Luckily for me, practically all his symbols were composed of three letters.

If the column with the monetary values in isn’t the last column in the worksheet, first insert an extra column to the right. Then select all the monetary values, go to the Data tab and in the Data Tools group, select Text to Columns. The first Convert
Text to Columns
Wizard box will be displayed.

Click Fixed Width, then click Next.

Click after the third character to create the relevant break, then click Next.

If required, make changes in Step 3, then click Finish. You will then have one column with currency types and another with currency amounts.

If you are using Microsoft Excel 2013 or Microsoft Excel 2016, you can use Flash Fill to do the work. In the column next to the currency values, type the first currency symbol, click the tick to the left of the formula bar, then press Ctrl + E to get the relevant currency symbols down the column. In the next column along, type the first monetary value, click the tick to the left of the formula bar, then press Ctrl + E to get the relevant monetary values down that column.

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About jdonbavand

I am a trainer of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project and Crystal Reports. I have called my blog "If Only I'd Known That...." because I hear it so many times in training sessions. In fact, if only I had a £100 (or 150 Aussie dollars)for every time someone says "If only I'd known that." ....
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