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Formula (or function) to reverse a string?

asked 2015-10-28 16:02:26 +0100

chimak111 gravatar image

If cell A1 has MH03AZ3530, for example, is there a formula or function that will give me 0353ZA30HM in cell A2?

Please note this isn't a duplicate of In Calc, is there a way to reverse the order of text in a cell?

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answered 2015-10-28 17:35:41 +0100

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updated 2015-10-28 19:26:27 +0100


Install the AddIn out of this german thread and use as Arrayfunction:(ctrl+shift+enter or [x]arrayOption in Formula-wizard)


[edit]Sorry-My fault-that Version needs explicitly the Empty String "" as second argument for pyjoin Formula corrected[/edit]

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answered 2018-12-08 06:45:25 +0100

Could you please include this feature as a standard string function in LibreOffice? Like Excel has done in =StrRev. Thanks!

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Could you please point to the "StrRev" function documentation for Excel? (There's none in Excel 2016 AFAIK; there's a VBA StrReverse, also present in LibreOffice's VBA compatibility mode.)

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2018-12-08 07:09:00 +0100 )edit

I cannot find any documentation, but the functions described here:

Philipp gravatar imagePhilipp ( 2018-12-09 08:52:37 +0100 )edit

As I said, it is not an Excel function, but a VBA function, which you cannot use in Excel as =StrReverse("ABC") (unless you create a special macro); and LibreOffice does have exactly the same function, which was mentioned in my comment.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2018-12-09 11:21:52 +0100 )edit

answered 2018-12-08 07:31:07 +0100

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image


No need for an add-in for this, you can use a matrix formula (to be validated by Ctrl+Shift+Enter):


See C:\fakepath\InverserTexte.ods


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Thanks. But I use the StrRev function very often, so using a matrix formula takes a lot of time. Therefore, I'd prefer one singe function like StrRev also in LibreOffice.

Philipp gravatar imagePhilipp ( 2018-12-09 08:59:49 +0100 )edit
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