Tip: Other languages are Google-Translated. You can visit the English version of this link.
Log in
x
or
x
x
Register
x

or

How to quickly split text string by case in Excel?

In Excel, we usually split text by fixed width or delimiter with Text to Columns function, but have you ever tried to split text by uppercase and lowercase? For instance, you have a list of data, and you need to split them into two columns based on the case: one column contains lowercase string, and the other contains uppercase string as below screenshot shown. The Text to Columns function does not support this operation, however, I can introduce a tricks to quickly split text string by case in Excel.

Split text by case with VBA

Split text to rows/columns by separator with Kutools for Excel


Change Case (Change text case to UPPERCASE, lowercase, Proper Case or Sentence case...)

doc change case
Office Tab Enable Tabbed Editing and Browsing in Office, and Make Your Work Much Easier...
Kutools for Excel - The Best Office Productivity Tool Will Solve Most of Your Excel Problems
  • Reuse Anything: Add the most used or complex formulas, charts and anything else to your favorites, and quickly reuse them in the future.
  • More than 20 text features: Extract Number from Text String; Extract or Remove Part of Texts; Convert Numbers and Currencies to English Words...
  • Merge Tools: Multiple Workbooks and Sheets into One; Merge Multiple Cells/Rows/Columns Without Losing Data; Merge Duplicate Rows and Sum...
  • Split Tools: Split Data into Multiple Sheets Based on Value; One Workbook to Multiple Excel, PDF or CSV Files; One Column to Multiple Columns...
  • Paste Skipping Hidden/Filtered Rows; Count And Sum by Background Color; Create Mailing List and Send Emails by Cell's Value...
  • Super Filter: Create advanced filter schemes and apply to any sheets; Sort by week, day, frequency and more; Filter by bold, formulas, comment...
  • More than 300 powerful features; Works with Office 2007-2019 and 365; Supports all languages; Easy deploying in company; Full features 60-day free trial.

arrow blue right bubble Split text by case with VBA


In Excel, there is only macro code to quickly split string based on lowercase and uppercase.

1. Press Alt + F11 keys to open Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste below code to the blank Module script.

VBA: Split string by case.

Sub CamelCase()
'UpdatebyExtendoffice20160711
    Dim xRg As Range
    Dim xTxt As String
    Dim xCell As Range
    Dim xCount As Long
    On Error Resume Next
    If ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.Count > 1 Then
      xTxt = ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.AddressLocal
    Else
      xTxt = ActiveSheet.UsedRange.AddressLocal
    End If
LInput:
    Set xRg = Nothing
    Set xRg = Application.InputBox("Select a range:", "Kutools for Excel", xTxt, , , , , 8)
    If xRg Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
    If xRg.Areas.Count > 1 Then
        MsgBox "It not work in multiple selection", vbInformation, "Kutools for Excel"
        GoTo LInput
    End If
    If xRg.Columns.Count > 1 Then
        MsgBox "It only work in one column", vbInformation, "Kutools for Excel"
        GoTo LInput
    End If
    On Error Resume Next
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    With CreateObject("vbscript.regexp")
        .Pattern = "(\S)([A-Z]+[^A-Z])"
        .Global = True
        For Each xCell In xRg
            xCount = .Execute(xCell).Count
            If xCount Then xCell.Resize(, xCount + 1) = Split(.Replace(xCell, "$1" & Chr(1) & "$2"), Chr(1))
        Next
    End With
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

doc split by case 1

3. Press F5 key, and a dialog pops out to remind you to select texts to split. See screenshot:
doc split by case 2

4. Click OK, and the select texts have been split into two columns, and one contains lower case, and the other contains uppercase.
doc split by case 3


arrow blue right bubble Split text to rows/columns by separator with Kutools for Excel

In many cases, you may want to split a cell into multiple rows or columns based on a specific character. In Excel, the built-in Text to Columns function only can help you convert a cell into columns directly, but not work in rows conversion. However, with Kutools for Excel – a handy and useful tool, you can apply its Split Cells utility to quickly split string into rows or column based on a separator or fixed width.

Kutools for Excel, with more than 120 handy Excel functions, enhance your working efficiency and save your working time.

After free installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:

1. Select the cell you want to split, and click Kutools > Text > Split Cells. See screenshot:
doc split by case 4

2. In the Split Cells dialog, check the split type you want in the Type section, and go to check the specific delimiter you want to split based on in the Split by section. See screenshot:
doc split by case 5

3. Click Ok, a dialog pops out to remind you to select a cell to place the split contents. See screenshot:
doc split by case 6

4. After selecting, click OK, and the selected cell has been split into rows based on space. See screenshot:
doc split by case 7

doc download 1


Kutools for Excel - The Best Office Productivity Tool Increase Your Productivity by 80%

  • Reuse: Quickly insert complex formulas, charts and anything that you have used before; Encrypt Cells with password; Create Mailing List and send emails...
  • Super Formula Bar (easily edit multiple lines of text and formula); Reading Layout (easily read and edit large numbers of cells); Paste to Filtered Range...
  • Merge Cells/Rows/Columns without losing Data; Split Cells Content; Combine Duplicate Rows/Columns... Prevent Duplicate Cells; Compare Ranges...
  • Select Duplicate or Unique Rows; Select Blank Rows (all cells are empty); Super Find and Fuzzy Find in Many Workbooks; Random Select...
  • Exact Copy Multiple Cells without changing formula reference; Auto Create References to Multiple Sheets; Insert Bullets, Check Boxes and more...
  • Extract Text, Add Text, Remove by Position, Remove Space; Create and Print Paging Subtotals; Convert Between Cells Content and Comments...
  • Super Filter (save and apply filter schemes to other sheets); Advanced Sort by month/week/day, frequency and more; Special Filter by bold, italic...
  • Combine Workbooks and WorkSheets; Merge Tables based on key columns; Split Data into Multiple Sheets; Batch Convert xls, xlsx and PDF...
  • More than 300 powerful features. Supports Office/Excel 2007-2019 and 365. Supports all languages. Easy deploying in your enterprise or organization. Full features 60-day free trial.
kte tab 201905

Office Tab Brings Tabbed interface to Office, and Make Your Work Much Easier

  • Enable tabbed editing and reading in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, Visio and Project.
  • Open and create multiple documents in new tabs of the same window, rather than in new windows.
  • Increases your productivity by 50%, and reduces hundreds of mouse clicks for you every day!
officetab bottom
Say something here...
symbols left.
You are guest ( Sign Up? )
or post as a guest, but your post won't be published automatically.
Loading comment... The comment will be refreshed after 00:00.

Be the first to comment.