Join Dennis Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Use Flash Fill to rapidly combine or separate columnar data, part of Excel Tips Weekly.
- [Voiceover] One of Excel's most powerful tools,…introduced in Excel 2013, is called Flash Fill.…I've got different sets of data on this worksheet here.…Column A is a list of names,…and nothing truly wrong with those…but if these are next to other columns…where I've got contact information,…I can't sort my list by last name.…Now, there is a technique for splitting…the data into separate columns.…We can do this by way of the data tab…and a feature called text to columns…but many times because of the new feature,…we won't need to use text to columns.…
It still has other uses.…What I'm going to type in cell B2 here…is Frost, comma, space, Adam…and there are different ways to approach this.…One approach is to type an entry, press enter,…start the second entry, now if the second entry's…going to be in the same style, I'll be typing Hood…but as soon as I type capital H,…Excel effects says, "I see what you're doing,"…and it automatically copies the entries down the column.…I'll simply press enter.…So, we've got a whole list of corrections here.…
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