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I have a DB2 table imported to Excel which has some junk characters in some of its columns. This is a huge file and I need to identify which are the junk characters exist in this file. Is there a way to find this in excel or by using any other tool?

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[Code] .....

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I would like the formulas to start in column B-D (data in A)

I am looking at formulas based on specific instances of a quote mark in cell from data in column A

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Cell C1 - Formula 2
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