In this article, we will learn How to Reverse Strings in Excel
Converting the full names in column A, formatted "LastName, FirstName" into names formatted "FirstName LastName".
LEFT will help to pick the character from the left side within a cell.
RIGHT will help to pick the character from the right side within a cell text.
LEN function we use to return the text length to a cell.
FIND function returns the location number at which a specific character or text string is first found, reading left to right (not case-sensitive).
|= RIGHT ( string , LEN ( string ) - FIND (" " , string ) ) & " " & LEFT ( string, FIND (" ", string ) - 1 )|
All of these might be confusing to understand. Let's understand how to use the function using an example. Here We have a list of Names in Column “A” and we need to show the name in its reverse order.
Use the formula:
|=RIGHT(A2,LEN(A2)-FIND(" ",A2))&" "&LEFT(A2,FIND(" ",A2)-1)|
Follow the below given steps:-
To copy the formula to all the cells, press the key “CTRL + C” and select the cell B3 to B6 and press the key “CTRL + V” on your keyboard.
This is how we can reverse the order of the words by using the Right, Len, Find and Left functions in Microsoft Excel.
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