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I have a Multi-Select column labeled Email that allows users to select multiple email addresses populated from an external Sharepoint list. I then get their choices and update a single-text column with their choices, commas delimited. This is what that column contains for example:

test@gmail,test@yahoo.com,test@aol.com,test2@gmail.com

What is the best method to separate each email without the colon into different columns? I have tried looking into different functions using Calculated Columns, but I'm not sure how to handle more than two email addresses.

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You will need to create a workflow to split the values.

The workflow will only need one action and can be written as a 2010 or 2013 style workflow. Add a Set Field in Current Item action and select the data from the Choice column using “Choices, Comma Delimited”.

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The "Lunch Choices" column and the "Lunch to Order" column below look the same, but the first is a Choice column and the second is a Single Line of Text column.

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(I know the example does not have email addresses... :-) I stole the screen captures from my SharePoint Calculated Columns book.)

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