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# How to separate first and last name in google sheets

Jan 29, 2024

## How do I split a column by first and last name?

Select the column of full names that you’d like to separate. Head to the Data tab > Data Tools group and click Text to Columns. On the first step of the Convert Text to Columns Wizard, select the Delimited option and click Next. On the next step, select one or more delimiters and click Next.

## How do I pull first name from Google Sheets?

To get the first name we do the following:

1. =LEFT(A2,FIND(” “,A2))
2. =FIND(the item we are searching for, the cell or string the item is in)
3. LEN(A2)-FIND(” “,A2)
4. RIGHT(A2,LEN(A2)–FIND(” “,A2))

## How do I extract a first and last name in Excel?

Enter the formula of =RIGHT(A2,LEN(A2)-FIND(” “,A2,1)) in another blank cell, Cell C2 in this case. 3. Copy those two formulas down and you will see the full name column is split to the first name and last name columns as shown below.

Select the text or column, then click the Data menu and select Split text to columns…. Google Sheets will open a small menu beside your text where you can select to split by comma, space, semicolon, period, or custom character. Select the delimiter your text uses, and Google Sheets will automatically split your text.

## How do I sort my last name in sheets?

To do that, select a column with last names and in the Ribbon, go to Home > Sort & Filter > Sort A to Z.6. In the pop-up warning, leave Expand the selection checked and click Sort.

## How do I pull the last word in Google Sheets?

Extract Last Word

1. We will use the SUBSTITUTE Function to replace the spaces in between words with a large number (n) of spaces.
2. We will use the RIGHT Function to calculate the right n number of spaces. …
3. We will use the TRIM Function to trim out the extra spaces, leaving only the last word.

## How do I split a column by first and last name?

Select the column of full names that you’d like to separate. Head to the Data tab > Data Tools group and click Text to Columns. On the first step of the Convert Text to Columns Wizard, select the Delimited option and click Next. On the next step, select one or more delimiters and click Next.

## How do I pull first name from Google Sheets?

To get the first name we do the following:

1. =LEFT(A2,FIND(” “,A2))
2. =FIND(the item we are searching for, the cell or string the item is in)
3. LEN(A2)-FIND(” “,A2)
4. RIGHT(A2,LEN(A2)–FIND(” “,A2))

## How do I extract a first and last name in Excel?

Enter the formula of =RIGHT(A2,LEN(A2)-FIND(” “,A2,1)) in another blank cell, Cell C2 in this case. 3. Copy those two formulas down and you will see the full name column is split to the first name and last name columns as shown below.

Select the text or column, then click the Data menu and select Split text to columns…. Google Sheets will open a small menu beside your text where you can select to split by comma, space, semicolon, period, or custom character. Select the delimiter your text uses, and Google Sheets will automatically split your text.

## How do I sort my last name in sheets?

To do that, select a column with last names and in the Ribbon, go to Home > Sort & Filter > Sort A to Z.6. In the pop-up warning, leave Expand the selection checked and click Sort.

## How do I pull the last word in Google Sheets?

Extract Last Word

1. We will use the SUBSTITUTE Function to replace the spaces in between words with a large number (n) of spaces.
2. We will use the RIGHT Function to calculate the right n number of spaces. …
3. We will use the TRIM Function to trim out the extra spaces, leaving only the last word.