# How To Return Cell Contents If It Contains Partial Text

Jan 2, 2014

Below is a small sample of Column A from a spreadsheet I'm working with. All cells in the column begin with a 6 digit number:

115383_BOSTON
115384_NEW_YORK
115385_PORTLAND
115402_LOS_ANGELES
115403_WACO
115010_SAINT_PAUL
115011_SAN_DIEGO
115130_WEST_NYACK
115021_CHAPEL_HILL

What formula would allow me to enter only a 6 digit number and return the entire cell contents, i.e, search for 115403 and get a return of 115403_WACO ? I have tried INDEX and MATCH, but I'm not getting the results I need.

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## Extract Partial Contents Of A Cell

Dec 12, 2007

I need to extract partial contents of a cell.. right now in the cell it looks like

address: 9999

so I want my code to see the cell... dropp the "address: " and only retrieve 9999.

I know it's on google somewhere but I can't seem to describe it properly for the right results to come up.

## Partial Text Lookup In Text String And Return

Mar 15, 2007

Cell H1 has a variable string of references for eg
"FI570783AQ3516346EQ3516346FXVB123456"

I want to return the reference beginiing with "FXVA" so it would ignore the rest and only return FXVB123456 - this should always be 10 characters.

Just to add another complication to the mix, there may be 2 "FXVA" references in the string and i want to get both (these can be in the same string so FXVB123456FXEL123456 - but this might not happen regularly.

## Search For Text Within Cell Then Return Contents Of That Cell?

Jun 19, 2014

So right now I have a spreadsheet that looks something like this:

A
B
C
D

[Code]....

As you can see, the stock names are slightly different in columns A & C (CORP. vs CORP, CO vs CO., etc). I need a formula in column D that searches column A for the first word in column C, and then retrieves the contents of that cell. I want to do this because I will then use a vlookup in column E to get the ticker for the stock.

Right now I have: =IF(ISERROR(SEARCH(LEFT(C1,FIND(" ",C1)),A:A,1)),A:A,"")

This formula searches column A for EXXON, but does not return the contents of the cell. Instead, it returns the contents of a different cell in the column.

## Excel 2007 :: Match Partial Text When Partial Text Is Not Exact

May 20, 2014

This is for Excel 2007,I have two sets of model numbers. One set is the full model numbers of the units we use, and the other is an abbreviated form used to lookup up certificate numbers. I need a way to match these up so I can use one set of search criteria to find out if there is a match. Here is an example of what I need to match with a partial text match:

H,AE35(6,9)36+TD and AE3563636D145C2501AP
H,RE36(6,9)36 and RE36936C145B2505AP

if I could do this with a formula that matches multiple items at the same time (ie; if A & B & C match=true) with the above model number being one of those items (certificate numbers are issued for sets, but the other model numbers are fine).If that's not possible, a one time VBA run to match all of the abbreviations at once would also work. If these items are matched up with a one time VBA, the VBA needs to account for their being more than one match for each abbreviation depending on the size of the unit.

So H,AE35(6,9)36+TD could be matched to:
AE3563636D145C2501AP
AE3563636D175C2501AP
AE3563636D210C2501AP

## Partial String Check In Cell Against Range For Return

Feb 15, 2010

I've posted this query before, not on this forum, but I don't think the replies I've had so far are going to do what I want. Initially I was looking for a formula, but the suggested pile of nested IFs won't work for the number of conditions. I saw a previous post on here for a VBA macro to search for a text value in a cell against the cell contents of a range and it seemed to do at least the first part of what I wanted. I attempted to manipulate it a little to test its applicability for my own nefarious purposes but for the life of me I can't get it working.

This is complicated by the fact that the actual data is commercially confidential, so I can't show you the actual file, but I can fake what I want with two simpler ones. I've attached them to this post. What I want is a fair bit more complex than the other post I found - I want to be able to compare a partial text string from a given cell in a range ('Check Value' in the attached TestBook2 ) against the strings in a range of cells ('Value 1' in TestBook1), and return the corresponding value from 'Test Value' to the corresponding adjacent cell to the tested 'Check Value', with an order of precedence, for example...

Testbook2 contains an entry in C5 of 'a, e, h, z, x, y'. Testbook1 shows that the return for a, b, c, or d is 'moo', for e, f, or g is 'steve' and for g through q is 'fred', all others being no returned value. Moo>steve>fred, so I want the corresponding 'moo, steve. fred or <blank>' cell to contain 'moo'. Conversely, C6 contains 't, u, z' and therefore shouldn't have a value in 'moo, steve, fred or <blank>'. C12 contains 'f, z, s, y, u' and C15 'i, x, z, s', and therefore should display 'steve' and 'fred' respectively.

## Return Contents Of 1 Cell Based On Contents Of Another Cell?

Mar 12, 2014

I thought this was a pretty simple formula but I am having difficulty creating it. I am attaching a little test spreadsheet. Sheet 1 is where the data will be entered. The Reimbursed column has a drop down choice of yes or no. The next 2 columns are the cost of registration and the cost of accommodations. On sheet 2 is where I would like the formulas. So in cell A4 I would like a formula that says if B3 on sheet 1 is Yes populate this cell with the contents of Cell C3 only, B4 of sheet 2 would then be B3 if A3 on sheet 3 is Yes and so on with the Not reinbursed if sheet 1 the Reimbursed column is no.

## Find And Copy Partial Contents Of Cells

Nov 19, 2007

I have a list of about 2 million phrases. The list was created by combining two lists in all possible combinations:

a list of about 800 street names
a list of about 1000 property names

example

church street flat
church street apartment
house church street
house king's road
etc

what I would like excel to do is the following:

look at each cell and determine which of the 800 street names it contains. write that streetname into adjacent cell.

this would then leave me with the original column, where each of the 2 million cells has been assigned one of 800 streetnames.

for example:

church street flat | church street
church street apartment | church street
house church street | church street
house king's road | king's road

that's all. I think that can't be too difficult, and probably it has already been discussed here in the forum. unfortunately I did not know for which keywords to search, that is why I couldn't find the posts.

I hope somebody can help me as I need to get this sorted for work as soon as possible. All semi-automatic ways I could think of to accomplish this would take me days that I don't have.

## Remove Partial Text From Cell

Apr 25, 2012

I am copying text (contest results from another website) and posting into excel. As it is formatted on the original site, it posts the place, followed by a period, then the team name, then a dash, then the score.

Example ... 4. Smokers Purgatory - 662.2858

To place it in our database we need the period removed from the place, and the dash and score removed.

Example ... 4 Smokers Purgatory

Is this possible to automate in excel or is there a way to format so that excel seperates the place, team name and score? Or should I be looking for a different method?

## How To Find Partial Text In A Cell

Jun 8, 2012

I have the following code to find text on a sheet. It works perfectly except that I want it to find partial text in a cell as well.

Thus, if the text in a cell is Goodwood, it will find it if I type in Goodwood as my search. I also want to find Goodwood if I only type in Good.

The Lookat:=xlPart does not seems to work.....

Dim rFound As Range
Dim iCount As Long
Dim Text As Range
Dim MyRange As Range
Sheets("All Codes").Visible = True

[Code]...

## Countif Of Partial Cell Text

Aug 10, 2006

I have a problem, in a table, the cell H5 has this formula. .=IF(E5=20, COUNTIF(G5,">=10y")+COUNTIF(G5,">=12y") +COUNTIF(G5,">=14y")+COUNTIF(G5,">=16y")+COUNTIF(G 5,">=18y")). every time that G5 has a value >= "10y"or "12y" until "18y", H5 should add 1 or 2 until 5. when I fill out C5, with an answer value in G5 of + 18y, H5 = 5, everything works fine. writing 02/08/1988 in C5 the result in H5 is 5, but when I change the value of C5 for 02/08/1999, H5 should be "0" but it continues with the value 5.

## Testing Contents Of 2 Cells - Ignoring Partial Matches

Jul 6, 2012

I have two columns, some of the cells in these columns contain more than one value separated by a space. Example:

Col A Col B
1.99 1.69
39.95 6 119.94 29.99 6 149.94
135 250 135.00 250.00
11.6 11.60

What I am trying to achieve is to test that the values in column A match those in column B and have a TRUE/FALSE response in column C. At present i'm just using =a=b, however I want the formula to give me a TRUE response for the third and fourth lines in my example, as I want it to ignore the zero after the decimal place, at present it gives me FALSE.

So the results I want to see in col C for the above example are:
FALSE
FALSE
TRUE
TRUE

## Counting Cell With Partial Text Criteria

Feb 28, 2007

Greetings, I have a particular column containing data similar to:
X24A
X15B
G15A
X23S

I have sorted the data to have all the X marks together, and now I want to run a counter so i can select the data and delete. Following is a sample of the code that is NOT working:

'Delete X Piece Mark Rows

Range("L2").Select
counter = 0
ActiveCell.Select

Do While ActiveCell = "X" & "*" ' This is the line that crapping out
If ActiveCell = "X" & "*" Then counter = counter + 1
ActiveCell.Offset(1, 0).Select
Loop

Range("A2").Select
Range("A2", "L" & counter + 1).Select

Selection.Delete Shift:=xlUp
Range("A1").Select

## Copy Partial Text Within A Cell To A New Cell

Oct 10, 2008

I have a database that I need to extract information from. Column "D" has a string that runs from 25 to 50 characters long, and I need to pull specific information out and need it to be inserted into a new column for each row of my database. The data that I need to pull from column "D" is always located between the first occurance of "=" and the first occurance of "&"

## Return Pictures Based On Cell Contents?

Jul 25, 2014

I have inlcuded my workbook that I use for tracking the NFL season and I'd like to add in some team logos just to make it look a little cooler.

The attached workbook includes three sheets, the first of which uses a drop-down for selecting picks. The second sheet has the team logos and the third sheet feeds off the first.

I'd like for team logos to populate into the third sheet based on what is selected in the first sheet.

I've already tried a few methods, all unsuccessfully. I tried this [URL] which was a great idea but it didn't allow for the same image to be repeated potentially 100 times. I also tried a method involving named ranges and indirect lookups to the linked picture image but that would require a different named range for every person and every pick which isn't feasible.

if it's possible to just do a massive nested if statement with a vlookup to return an image but I haven't been successful in that either.

## Return Value Based In Contents Of Another Cell With A Twist?

Jan 7, 2012

I would like cell CM2 to look at cell G2 and get the value there. Here is where it gets interesting. I would like it to reference sheet "LookupTables" in column A.

Cell G2 will be a 4 digit number.

Cells in column A of sheet "LookupTables" will be formatted like this: 3 digit number-4 digit number-4 digit number, like this "001-0001-0001".

If cell G2 exists in column A of the LookupTables sheet, (but it needs to ignore the first 4 digits and the last 5 digits of that number) then it should return that value in cell CM2. I would like it to look through the entire column A of the LookupTables sheet and return all numbers that match the above criteria, and separate them with a comma.

So, if G2 is 0001 and column A of the LookupTables sheet contains several values including:

001-0001-0006
004-0001-0187
098-0001-0874
098-0002-4356 (it should ignore this since the middle numbers don't match the value of G2)

then CM2 should display: 001-0001-0006,004-0001-0187,089-0001-0874

Also, if there are no matches, then it should just return a blank cell.

## How To Return Contents Of Last Non-blank Cell In Column

May 7, 2014

I am trying to figure out how to return the contents of last non blank cell in column B, based on the name in column A. So, if I choose "Sam", the result I am looking for is "blue". If I choose "Pete", the result I am looking for is "orange".

Sam
red
Sam
blue
Sam
Pete
orange
Sam

## Sumif: Return The Contents Of The Respective Cell

Nov 5, 2009

In Column A, in each cell in rows 1-10, there is various text that may or may not include "ABC" and "DEFG" as the first four letters. In Column B, rows 1-10, there is numerical data. What I would like to do in Column C, rows 1-10, is place a formula that would return the contents of the respective cell in Column B, but only where the first three or four letters in the respective cell in column A is "ABC" or "DEFG".

## Find Value & Return Contents Of Offset Cell

Sep 3, 2006

On Sheet2 I have a table where I want M2 to do the following:

1.) Look at cell A2 where the name "John" is and B2 where the name "smith" is.

2.) Look at sheet1 and look in B2 and C2 for "John" and "smith"

3.) Once it matches the name, place the contents of sheet1, cell I2 into sheet2, cell M2.

So in short, match the name on sheet2 to the name on sheet1 and return the number in I2 to M2 on sheet2.

Maybe combining the persons name in to one column would make it easier?

## Text Search Returns Cell Text Contents Of Different Column In The Same Row

Jun 7, 2007

Search a worksheet for a user defined text string, and have excell return the contents of a predetermined column in the same row in which the text string was found.

A prepopulated worksheet has the text "gold" entered in cell T278.

1. user searches for "yellow_metal"
2. Excell finds "yellow_metal" in row 278, say in cell A278.
3. Excell then goes to predetermined column (programed as part of macro or VB), say "T", and returns the text contents of the cell in that column, T278 in this example.
4. Excell returns "gold"

## VBA Function To Search Partial String And Return Value?

Jan 28, 2014

I'm trying to come up with a VBA function that would return cell values based on another cell value.

I can do this by comparing a range (column of cells) with the cell value to match and then return the value of the cell next to it.

For instance,

The function should search a column for partial text, as follows:

TS ID
PDT ID

TS 1.1
PDT 1

TS 1.2
PDT 2

TS 1.3
PDT 3

TS 2.1
PDT 4

TS 2.2
PDT 5

TS 3.1
PDT 6

TS 3.2
PDT 7

In the above table, the function should for partial text and return string as follows:

TS covered
PDTs

TS 1.1, TS 1.2, TS 1.3
PDT 1, PDT 2, PDT 3

TS 2.1, TS 2.2
PDT 4, PDT 5

TS 3.1, TS 3.2
PDT 6, PDT 7

So basically I am searching for partial text TS 1. and so on

## Search Partial String, Return Value In Next Column, Vba

Feb 13, 2008

I would like to search cells in column D for the partial string, "PIPE," (A full string may look like this: 'PIPE, 24"ODx0.375"WT API-5LX-65,ERW OR SMLS'). Then, if it's there, return the value "LF" in the corresponding cell in column C. If that string isn't found, then I'd like it to return "EA".

I know this seems pretty easy, but there's a small problem. The word "BENT PIPE," could be in Column D, in which case, I would want it to return "EA" instead of "LF".

## Lookup Partial String To Return Data From Corresponding Column

Mar 22, 2007

I have a simple lists containing two columns. One column contains a five digit number and the other a vendor name. The vendor name in most cases is two to four words. I am wanting to type in a partial string of the vendor name and it return to me the 5 digit 'vendor' number.

Col A Col B
20567 3M Electrical, Inc.

I want to type in '3m' or '3M' or 'electrical' or 'ELECTRI' and it return the 20567. The other part of this is that there may be two rows with the same info in which I would need to see both...

Col A Col B
20567 3M Electrical, Inc.
21789 3M Tape Division

Is this possible with standard lookup features in Excel or does someone have a VbScript or macro that will accomplish this?

## Macro That Will Clear Contents Of Cell Based On Format Of Text In Adjacent Cell

Feb 18, 2009

Been racking brain, searching through the forum here, and my Excel 2003 Bible all day trying to figure out this problem to no avail. I would like to clear the contents of any cell in a given range if the cell immediately to the right of is formatted as bold.

## Copy Contents Of Cell To Text Box

Mar 10, 2004

I need a macro to automatically copy the contents of a cell to a text box.

## Merge Cell Contents Into A Text Block?

Oct 31, 2008

I need to merge the contents of an Excel 2007 workbook into a text document, creating a series of paragraphs that look like this: Text text text [contents of cell A1] text text text [contents of cell A1] text. Text text text [contents of cell A2] text text text [contents of cell A2] text. Etc.

Apart from the cell contents, each paragraph will be identical. (I would do this by hand, but there are about 500 paragraphs.). Is there a way to merge the cell contents like that into a text document (Word or whatever)?

## Delete Contents Of Cell If Text Is Present?

Feb 13, 2014

Need to search a sheet and find cells that contain the text "Requirement". If found then i want that cell to become blank.

example
so in sheet1,

i have a number of columns and a number of rows

in cell A3 the value is - " there are requirements"
in cell F23, the value is -"the Requirement is"

since both cells have the word requirement, I want these cells to become blank.

## Delete Contents Of Cell If Text Is NOT Present

Feb 19, 2014

Need to search a sheet and find cells that contain the text "."

Want all cells that don't contain a "." (dot) to be erased from the sheet

Example : so in sheet1,

I have a number of columns and a number of rows

in cell A3 the value is - " there are requirements."
in cell F23, the value is -"the Requirement is."

since both cells have "." ( dot) , I want these cells to remain in the sheet, but the rest of the cells should become blank.

## Excel 2013 :: Check Cell For Text And Return Corresponding Text In Adjacent Cell?

Jan 28, 2014

I have 2 tabs in a 2013 workbook. Inventory Receipts and lookups. One of the Data verification lookups I have is a drop down list in each cell in Column B (eg: Cat, Dog, Mouse) In the lookups tab I have another cell range containing the sounds (eg: Meow, Bark, Squeak).

What I am trying to acheive is, if B2 contains Cat, then return Meow in B3, if B2 contains Dog then return bark in b3 and if B2 contains Mouse return squeak in B3. Ideally I would like the formula to return the text from my lookup sheet (eg: 'Lookups'!C2,'Lookups'!C3,'Lookups'!C4). So depending on which option they choose from my animal drop down list .. the correct noise would automatically fill in.

## Append Contents Of One Cell To Another Cell With Text That Still Editing

May 9, 2014

ie:

Cell A1 = Ref#01
Cell B1 = A1&(whatever I choose to type)

Result in cell B1: Ref#01whatever I choose to type

Looks like I would need a macro because a function will be overwritten as soon as I start typing in cell B1.

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