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How to quickly split text string by case in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-09-18

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

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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()
    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
      xTxt = ActiveSheet.UsedRange.AddressLocal
    End If
    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))
    End With
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

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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 300 handy functions, makes your jobs more easier. 

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

1. Select the cell you want to split, and click Kutools > Merge & Split > 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:
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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:
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