How to separate data in one column into two colums based on data in other column in Excel

Brian Lambert 1 Reputation point
2022-01-20T21:12:13.34+00:00

Hello!

I need to separate number the numbers in one column (Column A) based on the identifiers in another column (Column B). In the attached example, I need all of the identifiers in Column B to be separated out and placed into new columns. For example, Type A numbers need to be in one column and all of the Type B numbers in another column.

How would I go about doing this?

Thank you for any help that you can provide!

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  1. Herbert Seidenberg 1,191 Reputation points
    2022-01-21T01:52:00.387+00:00
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  2. Emily Hua-MSFT 27,526 Reputation points
    2022-01-21T06:34:14.733+00:00

    Hi @Brian Lambert ,

    You could try the Index and Match function.

    Enter the formula =IFERROR(INDEX($A$1:$A$6,SMALL(IF($B$1:$B$6=D$1,ROW($1:$6),4^8),ROW(1:1)))&"","") in Cell D2 on my sample.
    As this formula is an array formula, I need to press Ctrl + Shift + Enter.
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    Then drag down and right.


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