Note: The other languages of the website are Google-translated. Back to English

Easily split delimited text into rows in Excel

As shown in the screenshot below, to split the delimited text into different rows by a semicolon, how can you do? Actually, you can handle it by using the Power Query feature, or by using VBA script, but both methods are troublesome for most Excel users. Here we highly recommended Kutools for Excel's Split Data into Rows feature to solve this problem. With this feature, you can easily split delimited text into different rows by a certain separator with just a few clicks.

Split delimited text into rows in Excel

Please do as follows to apply the Split Data into Rows feature of Kutools for Excel to easily split text into rows by certain delimiter.

1. Select the column range (in this case, I select C5:C7) containing the delimited texts you want to split into rows.

2. Go to the Kutools tab, select Merge & Split > Split Data to Rows to enable this feature.

3. In the Split Data to Rows dialog box, you need to configure as follows:

1) In the Split on this column section, the range you selected in step1 is displayed in the Range box. You can change the range if you need.
2) In the Delimiter section, select a separator that separates the texts.
In this case, since my text is separated by semicolons, I select the Semicolon option here.
3) Click OK to start splitting the texts. See screenshot:

The delimited text is now split into different rows by a semicolon.

After splitting, you can see the values in the Group column appear multiple times, that's because it is automatically copied down to match each piece of the split text.

1) If you need to split text which delimited by space or new line, choose the Space or the New line option in the dialog box.
2) You can manually specify a delimiter by selecting the Other option and entering the separator you need in the textbox;
3) If you need to split text by the number of characters, choose the Specify width option and enter a number in the textbox.
For example, you want to split every 4 characters of the text strings in range C5:C7 into different rows. You can select Specify width option and enter a number 4 in the textbox.

4) Click the Example button to open the example workbook of this feature.

Productivity Tools Recommended
The following tools can greatly save your time and money, which one is right for you?
Office Tab: Using handy tabs in your Office, as the way of Chrome, Firefox and New Internet Explorer.
Kutools for Excel: More than 300 Advanced Functions for Excel 2021, 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 and Office 365.

Kutools for Excel

The functionality described above is just one of 300 powerful functions of Kutools for Excel.

Designed for Excel(Office) 2021, 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 and Office 365. Free download and use for 60 days.

Screen shot of Kutools for Excel

btn read more      btn download     btn purchase

Follow Us

Copyright © 2009 - | All rights reserved. Powered by ExtendOffice. | Sitemap
Microsoft and the Office logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Protected by Sectigo SSL