# Separating a Number Into Digits

In this article, you will learn how to separate number into digits; we use the MID function along with COLUMN function in Microsoft Excel.

1)    MID function is used to return a specific number of character(s) from a text string starting at the position specified and based on the number of characters specified.

2)    Column function is used to return the column number of a reference.

Let’s take an example to understand how we can separate the number into digits.

Column A contains a list of numbers.

Separating the number in A2 into digits, so that each of cells B2:G2 contains one digit.

• Write the formula in cell B2.
• =MID(\$A2,COLUMN()-1,1)

• Press Enter on your keyboard.
• The function will return the first digit of cell A2.
• To split the number of cell A2, copy the same formula by pressing the key Ctrl+C and paste in the range B2:G10.

Formula Explanation: - Mid function helps to pick the value, and column function is providing the number to Mid function which is required to be picked from the cell.

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