Swap two columns from a delimited text. This tool can be very useful when rearranging the order of the elements in a single list. It works by splitting the text by column using the specified delimiter, swapping the columns, and then joining the columns back together.
Change the format from surname, first name, middle name initial to first name, middle name initial, surname.Swap column #1 with column #2, delimited by comma followed by space.
Robinson, Kenneth H. Harris, Martin S. Walker, Linda A. Lopez, Sandra K.Output
Kenneth H., Robinson Martin S., Harris Linda A., Walker Sandra K., Lopez
You can then use Find and Replace Tool to get rid of the comma. Find
, and replace with
Kenneth H. Robinson Martin S. Harris Linda A. Walker Sandra K. Lopez
Did you swap the wrong columns or use the wrong delimiter? Don't worry, you can revert the changes by using the undo/redo function under the