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Programatically Convert Comma Separated text To Column

Hi all,

I tried searching if this has been asked before but could not find the match hence asking it here..

I have a spreadsheet with 3 columns (Sampled of the spreadsheet is attached here)...Column 2 and 3 have comma separate values (one to one mapping i.e. - number of comma separated values in column 2 and 3 are same).

'Raw Data' tab contains how the data currently looks like and 'Formatted Data' is how the data should look like. This is a dynamic and ever changing spreadsheet so need some macro code in achieving the objective.

Basically...each value in column 2 and column 3 should be converted to Text and put up vertically.

Can you please help? Really appreciate your support.


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