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Hi Tom,

I will use a real case to a better explanation:

I have in the column E4 this text :


I use a formula to retire everything that is before the space, this is the formula:


and the result is : FS-PN-5143001

But now i want a formula that keeps everything that is before the 1 space, i want a formula that returns me this:


Can you help me with that?
Thank you very much


I can't give you the spanish or whatever language your function names are.  But in English the functions would be

=MID(E4,FIND(" ",E4)+1,255)

if you already have

in a cell by using your formula then let's say that is cell is F4
so in say G4 you could have


Where I have used "," you would use ";" and replace my function names with your equivalent function names.

Hope this leads you to a solution.

Tom Ogilvy  
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