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I am using MS query to pull in data. I need to create a column that copies the first character in another column. For example:

Cell A1 -  E00633
Cell A2 -  B00842
Cell B1 -  I want this cell to read the first character "E" from cell A1
Cell B2 -  I want this cell to read the first character "B" from cell A2

Any ideas?

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You want the LEFT function. So in cell B1:

= LEFT(A1, 1)

Fill the formula down for the other cells.

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