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How to move last character to front of a cell or another column in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-07-23

For instance, there is a list of data which contains the name, sex, and birth year, now your task is to move the birth year to the front as below screenshot shown, do you have any quick way to solve it in Excel? Here, I have some formulas that may do you a favor.
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Move last n characters to front of a cell or another column

Move first n characters to end of a cell or another column


Move last n characters to front of a cell or another column

To move last n characters to front of a cell

Select a blank cell which you will put the result, type this formula =RIGHT(A2,4)&" " &LEFT(A2, LEN(A2)-4 ), press Enter key, and drag fill handle down to fill the formula to the cells.
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Extract last n characters to front in another column

Select a blank cell which you will place the extracted characters, type this formula =RIGHT(A2,4), press Enter key, and drag fill handle over the cells to apply this formula.
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Move first n characters to end of a cell or another column

If you want to move the first n characters to the end of a cell or another column, I also have some formulas to finish it.

Move first n characters to end in a cell

Select a blank cell which you will put the result, type this formula =RIGHT(A2,(LEN(A2)-4))&" "&LEFT(A2,4), press Enter key, and drag fill handle down to fill the formula to the cells.
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Extract first n characters to another column

Select a blank cell which you will place the extracted characters, type this formula =LEFT(A2,4), press Enter key, and drag fill handle over the cells to apply this formula.
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Note: In above formulas, A2 is the cell you use, 4 indicate the last (or the first) 4 characters you want to move to the front (or the end), you can change them as you need.

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