I have an Excel column where each cell contains the contents of an address. What I'd like to do is split THE FIRST TWO words into a their own separate columns.

For example: 123 South Bend Rd, Make Belive

Would output: 123 in one cell, South in another.

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Assuming data is in column A, use formula in B1 (and copy down for all data rows)

=LEFT(A1,FIND(" ",A1)-1)

and in cell C1

=MID(A1,LEN(B1)+2,FIND(" ",A1,LEN(B1)+2)-LEN(B1)-2)
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    In your first formula it might be worth using =TRIM() just to make sure no leading white spaces otherwise it may find a " " at start of string.
    – Anonymous
    May 19, 2011 at 6:13

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