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Is there anyway to split a multiline cell into rows

asked 2017-07-27 22:17:47 +0200

Consider the following table (copied from a paper):

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The highlighted row is actually three rows, but column D is shared, and so the study authors have merged the three rows into one.

I would like to split this into three separate rows, just splitting on the newline. Is there any way to do this?

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answered 2017-07-27 22:51:42 +0200

m.a.riosv gravatar image

Menu/Data/Text to column, can help but it overwrites the next rows if not include on the selection. And only for one column at once.

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Great, thanks! That does work, it is a little slow but it is way faster than doing it manually :-)

Mike Dacre gravatar imageMike Dacre ( 2017-07-28 00:09:04 +0200 )edit

I noticed that the interface of this menu is the same as text import, which made me realize that this can be done with a text editor: just copy the columns one at a time and remove the quotes, then paste them as new columns. You have to manually handle the repeated rows (such as column D in my example), but you have to do that with 'Text to Column' also.

Mike Dacre gravatar imageMike Dacre ( 2017-07-28 00:20:48 +0200 )edit
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