## Split a cell by first space in Excel

In this tutorial, you will learn two formulas to split a cell into two parts by the first space delimiter. #### How to split a cell by the first space in Excel?

In this case, you need to apply two formulas in order to get the text before the first space and another part of text after the first space.

Generic formulas

Generic formula for getting all before the first space

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

Generic formula for getting all after the first space

=RIGHT(A1,LEN(A1)-FIND(" ",A1))

Arguments

A1: Represents the cell containing the text string you will split by the first space.

How to use the formulas?

Supposing column B has a text string list which you want to split each cell by the first space. Please do as follows. ##### Firstly, get all texts before the first space

1. Select a blank cell such as D3 to output the result.

2. Enter the below formula into it and press the Enter key. And then drag its Fill Handle all the way down to apply the formula to other cells.

=LEFT(B3,FIND(" ",B3)-1) ##### Then, get all texts after the first space

1. Select a blank cell to output the texts after the first space.

2. Enter the below formula into it and press the Enter key. And then drag its Fill Handle down to apply the formula to other cells.

=RIGHT(B3,LEN(B3)-FIND(" ",B3)) Note: In the above formulas, B3 is the cell you want to split by the first space. Please change it as you need.

How these formulas work?

=LEFT(B3,FIND(" ",B3)-1)

1. FIND(" ",B3): The FIND function locates the position of the first space in text string "200101 KTE 100PC", and returns the result as 7;

2. LEFT(B3,7-1): And the LEFT function extracts 6 characters from the left side of text string "200101 KTE 100PC". And the result is 200101.

=RIGHT(B3,LEN(B3)-FIND(" ",B3))

1. LEN(B3): The LEN function returns the number of characters in text string "200101 KTE 100PC". Here the result is 16;

2. FIND(" ",B3): The FIND function locates the position of the first space in text string "200101 KTE 100PC", and returns the result as 7;

3. RIGHT(B3,16-7): And then the RIGHT function extracts 9 characters (16-7=9) from the right side of text string "200101. So th KTE 100PC"e result is "KTE 100PC".

#### Related functions

Excel LEFT function
The Excel LEFT function extracts the given number of characters from the left side of a supplied string.

Excel FIND function
The Excel FIND function is used to find a string within another string, and returns the starting position of the string inside another one.

Excel RIGHT function
The Excel RIGHT function extracts a specific number of characters from the right side of the text string.

Excel LEN function
The Excel LEN function returns the number of characters in a text string.

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