You can use the following formula to extract all of the text to the right of a space in some cell in Excel:

=TEXTAFTER(A2, " ")

This particular formula extracts all of the text in cell **A2** that occurs after the first space is encountered.

The following example shows how to use this formula in practice.

**Example: Extract Text Right of Space in Excel**

Suppose we have the following list in Excel that provides a description of different basketball players including their team, position, and rating:

Now suppose that we would like to extract only the text in each cell to the right of the first space.

To do so, we can type the following formula into cell **B2**:

=TEXTAFTER(A2, " ")

We can then click and drag this formula down to each remaining cell in column B:

Column B now displays only the text to the right of the first space of each cell in column A.

If you would instead like to display all text to the right of the *last* space of each cell in column A, you could type the following formula into cell **B2** instead:

=TEXTAFTER(A2, " ", -1)

We can then click and drag this formula down to each remaining cell in column B:

Note that the third argument in the **TEXTAFTER** function specifies the instance of the delimiter to extract the text after.

By using **-1** we specify that all text should be extracted to the right of the last instance of a space.

**Note**: You can find the complete documentation for the **TEXTAFTER** function .

**Additional Resources**

The following tutorials explain how to perform other common operations in Excel: