I have one column created with 5 or 6 digits in the cells with a plus sign two from the last digit (ex. 000+00; 0000+00). I need to create two other columns, one with what's on the left side of the plus sign, and one with what's on it's right side. I wouldn't mind doing it by hand, but there's 103,711 entries... anyone have any ideas?!
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Assumptions mentioned in the OP:
If A1 is the cell with the full text, in the cells for left side:
In those for the right side:
Here's a good function reference: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/excel-functions-by-category-HP005204211.aspx
Here's another solution. These formulas obtain the position of the "+" in each string and then use that number to obtain the left and right substrings (regardless of their length).
Or if each of the entries only have 2 characters to the right of the "+", Jonathan's formula would be better: