# Return TRUE If Part Text Found In Cell Range

Feb 27, 2012

The formula has to include a range across each row (for each student). The formula has to search for specific text contained in the classnames, and then return the result along the same row.

Below is an example, which I hope saves OK in the thread. If not I'll upload an Excel file:

A B C D Results:-
1 class1 class2 class3 class4 Gg Hi Fr Sp
2 10m/Gg1 10m/Hi2 10m/Fr1 10m/En1 TRUE TRUE TRUE FALSE
3 10n/Hi1 10n/En2 10n/Sp1 10n/Ma1 FALSE TRUE FALSE TRUE

## Return True If Any Values In List Is Found Within Cell

Jan 8, 2012

I have long text values that include names in cells A1:A100.

In cell D1:D10, I have a list of names that I would like to check if any of them is found in each of the cells in A1:A100 and if yes, return TRUE in column B.

So in a way, what I need is a a bit like the SEARCH function, only that I need to find multiple FIND_TEXT values. If just one of the names in D1:D10 is found, the formula should return TRUE.

## Return Yes If Text Is Found Within A Cell

Dec 24, 2013

I currently have the below formula to search for text of interest (A1) within each cell of a column (B6:B30).

=IF(ISERROR(MATCH(A1,\$B\$6:\$B\$30,0)),"NO","YES")

The formula works perfectly if there is only a single value in the cells. But not so well when the cell has multiple values separated by a comma.

For example:

Column B

X
Y
Z
T, X, Y, Z

It would return a "Yes" for X, Y, and Z because those are found individually. However, T will appear as a "No", because it is found within a cell that is separated by commas.

## Return Third Value If Cell Is Found Within Another Cell Range

May 15, 2012

So I'm trying to merge some of the information found within two separate worksheets. I'm working with a list of ID#s that may or may not be found on both worksheets, and in a column on Worksheet1 I want to put some of the information found for the corresponding ID# on Worksheet2.

Now I've figured out how to check if an ID# on Worksheet1 exists within a column in Worksheet2 using the formula:

IF(COUNTIF('WORKSHEET2'!\$A:\$A,A2)0,"MATCH","NO MATCH")

(Excuse the syntax errors if they exist, I'm doing this off the top of my head for expediency)

However, instead of returning the word "Match" if it does indeed exist on Worksheet2, I would like to return the value found in Column E, on the row of the matched ID#, in Worksheet2.

## Count Instances Of Part Cell Text In Range

Jan 21, 2008

I need a formula which I am using to count instance of sickness. I include a sample copy of my data which I hope will make my request clearer! I'm currently using the below formula to count the number of continuous instances of any code starting with "SICK" =(SUMPRODUCT((LEFT(C\$10:C\$37,4)="SICK")*(LEFT(C\$10:C\$37,4)<>(LEFT(C\$10:C\$37,4)))))

I would also like this formula to count any code starting with LTS as well (Long Term Sick). Due to the nature of sickness there may be continuous periods where both SICK and LTS codes are used, at the moment I can not come up with a formula to return the value I need. These columns may contain other codes but for simplicities sake I have only shown the relavent ones.

## Conditional Or VLookup (Gives True Or False If Text In A Cell Matches Any Cells In A Range)?

Jan 14, 2009

I need to create a formula that will give me True or False if text in a cell matches any cells in a range.

For example:

Column A and B have text:

Account
Date
Name
Species

Column C has other and sometimes matching text:
Name
Deal

What formula would I use to find out if all cells in Columns A and B are represented in Column C?

## Lookup Value & Return Text If Found

Sep 15, 2006

Im trying to create a formula that check to see if the value in H4 equal any value in the vlookup table m4:m48, if so, then Y, if not then N. the following does not work: =IF(ISNA(MATCH(H4,M\$4:M\$48)),"N","Y")

## Return True When Comparing Target To A Range In VB

Nov 12, 2003

Why doesn't the IS operator return True when comparing Target to a range in VB when they are indeed the same? Why do we have to keep backing in via rng.Address = Target.Address or Not Intersect() Is Nothing?

Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range)
****
****'_____Works_____
********Application.StatusBar = "To Be"
****Else
********Application.StatusBar = "Not to be"
****End If
****
****'_____This fails_____
****If Target Is Range("A1") Then
********Application.StatusBar = "A1 sauce anyone?"
********
****'____But this works_____
****ElseIf Not Intersect(Target, Range("A1")) Is Nothing Then
********Application.StatusBar = "żAlguien quiere salsa A1?"
****End If

End Sub

Again - this is just me wondering why... Am I missing something terribly obvious here?

(Edit) I am guessing it has to do with the Target argument for SelectionChange() coming in ByVal instead of ByRef, but not sure... (End Edit)

## Return Range Where Data Is Found

Aug 8, 2006

I am looking for a function that will search a range like 101-199, 200-249, 250-299 and so on.... Say I have a list of numbers like 155, 179, and 210. How can I find out what range they belong to? I am kind of looking at SumIf's but I cant seem to get that to work.

## Return Column Number When Specific Text Is Found

Apr 29, 2014

I am looking for a formula to return the column number of the array when a specific text is found, in this case the text is "Yes"

The Array will only ever be 5 cells beside each other in a row

for example, M4:Q4, will be as follows - No No No Yes No

I want a formula to look at these 5 cells and return the number 4 as that is where the "Yes" value is

## Return Maximum Value For A Range If Word Is Found

Mar 13, 2014

I have an Excel Worksheet with 80,000 lines on it. The Columns are arranged thus:

Col A
Col B
Col C
Col D
Col E
Col F

Code
Description
Cost
Rate
Mobile

0.13

1234
Australia Mobile
0.12
Not Mobile

[Code] ........

I am looking for an Excel Formula that will look up Australia & Mobile and then return the highest value of the range of cells it finds that meets that criteria and enters that value in the Rate column next to mobile (F3).

Then I just want a variant of the same formula that will look up Australia but exclude Mobile and then return the highest value of the range of cells it finds that meets that criteria and enters that value in the Rate column next to Not mobile (F4).

## Lookup Names Within Text And Return That Name To Separate Column If Found

Jun 13, 2013

I'm using a formula to lookup names within text and return that name to a separate column if it's found.

The formula is =INDEX(\$E\$1024:\$E\$1026,MATCH(FALSE,ISERROR(FIND(\$E\$1024:\$E\$1026,E1010)),0))

I understand index and match functions, but I'm confused regarding the use of FALSE as the lookup value and the iserror(find( usage.

## VBA Code To Return Multiple Found Range Objects

Jan 21, 2010

I read and used the Find_Range custom function provided by Aaron Blood. It's a great function, for which I have many uses, but, as I currently have it set up in conjunction with a userform, it doesn't work fully until I use it twice in a row. The first time it's used to return more than one row, it seems to stop short and only display a few of the appropriate rows. Not until it's used twice in a row does it display all the rows containing that product. What do I need to do to have it work fully each time?

I have a large worksheet from which I want to extract only the rows which contain a certain product, selected by a combobox, and paste the rows on another worksheet. I have a userform set up with an oversized listbox which displays the contents of the data worksheet. Below that I have a 'products' combobox, and a button to initiate the Find_Range. Another oversized listbox displays the results.

Here's the function contained in a module:

Function Find_Range(Find_Item As Variant, _
Search_Range As Range, _
Optional LookIn As XlFindLookIn = xlValues, _
Optional LookAt As XlLookAt = xlPart, _
Optional MatchCase As Boolean = False) As Range
Dim c As Range, FirstAddress As String
With Search_Range
Set c = . Find( _
What:=Find_Item, _
LookIn:=LookIn, _
LookAt:=LookAt, _
SearchOrder:=xlByRows, _
SearchDirection:=xlNext, _
MatchCase:=MatchCase, _
SearchFormat:=False) 'Delete this term for XL2000 and earlier
If Not c Is Nothing Then
Set Find_Range = c

## Searching A Column For Specific Text To Return A Number Of Items Found

Apr 28, 2006

on one sheet we have a summary of the main list, which includes totals of money recieved, totals of all the different sources (ie, where they heard about us from), the totals of the frequencies they pay (ie, how many donate monthly, quarterly...) ... etc. on the next sheet we have the "main" list of donors, their IDs, amounts, frequency, source ...

the totals on the first sheet are updated manually, but i want to change that as there are a great number of errors.

## Return Text From Left-hand Side Of Ragged Array Where Entry Found

Apr 11, 2012

I've been given a spreadsheet that is poorly constructed but I'm not allowed to alter.

The layout is:
Box Name Box Date ID1 ID2 ID3 ....
Where there is not a fixed number of IDs in each box
(There are five different sheets so I'll have some fun concatenating results)

Given a list of IDs I need to return the box name and box date that the ID's file sits in. The spreadsheet has blanks everywhere and the numbers contained in rows are non-consecutive and smaller values can appear later in a column than larger ones.

I think I need some combination of index, offset and maybe sumproduct? TBH, I avoid sumproducts like the plague, preferring to utilise sumifs and dynamic named ranges since this improves clarity so I'm basically a newb at them.

Any skeleton framework that you think would work to return the text values for the LHS where the number could be anywhere? Once I can see a rough example I should be able to get to grips with the logic and wrangle it into the necessary solution.

## Lookup Part Text In Range In Cells Holding Text Strings

Sep 27, 2006

I try to write the function that gets some "ref" and returns appropriate item.
For example: if I give to function "C3", it returns "AAA"
if I give to function "R18", it returns "BBB" (cause it between R15 to R26)
if I give to function "R9", it returns "BBB" also.

## Return True/False If Cell Contains Formula

Apr 7, 2009

Is there a formula or VB code like the =TYPE() function that will return whether a cell contains a FORMULA? Here's the issue:

I'm writing a macro to update 10,000 sheets. Each sheet has a column that I'm updating with a new formula. Some of these formulas have been previously overwritten with a random number that would delete the formula from the cell. I have to leave the overwritten values where there is no formula, and replace the values of the formulas where they are still intact. I assume that if I can identify whether there is a formula in the cell or not, I can choose that cell to skip or update.

## Return A Result IF A Certain Value Is Found In Another Cell

Jul 2, 2009

I want to return a result IF a certain value is found in another cell. I've attached a sample workbook, but here's a description:

On the "Inventory" worksheet, in column H, I want to lookup the quantity in column B from the "Warehouse Response" worksheet. If the Part # in column E of the response sheet is NI1088106, I want THAT value to show under the NI1088106 part number, and I want the quantities for the NI1089106 to show under that part number. Ideally, the result of the formula would show a "0" if no data is found.

Here's the formula I tried beside the NI1088106 data, but it's not giving the desired results: =IF('Warehouse Response'!E:E="NI1088106", VLOOKUP(LEFT(A3,3),data,2,0))

## Getting Cell Match To Return FOUND?

Apr 14, 2013

I know I can do this by nesting a load of if statements but I was wondering if there is an easier way.

If in cell A2 I have the value 12 and I want cell A1 to return a value FOUND if any cell from A6 to A24 has the value 12 in it.

## Return Cell Value If Match Found

Oct 26, 2006

I need to pull data from Column C by looking at Column A. However it's not as simple as that. Under Column A, there are various fields, the first number represents a type of product and under what year it is currently in. So "300100" would represent a 3 yr product that is in it's third year, "210000" would be a 2 yr product in it's first year and so on. The problem is that when I pull data from the DB, some 3 yr products are flagged as products that are in their 4th or 5th years, which isn't possible. So I created an IF statement that takes this into account and ignores illogical combinations.

=If(A2="300100",C2,If(A2="301000",C2,If(A2="310000",C2,If(A2="210000",C2,If(A2="201000",C2,If(A2="510000",C2,If(A2="501000",C2,If(A2="500100",C2,))))))))

As you can see, I don't have the conditions "500010" and "500001" because it won't fit into the IF statement. Is there another way to go about doing this task? I've searched up the forums and someone recommended using the IF statement with VLOOKUP but I don't think it works in this particular case since I have 10 conditions.

## Return A True/false Based On A Cell Containing A String Vs A Value

Jul 20, 2006

how return a true/false based on a cell containing a string (text) vs a value?

I have a column where most cells are blank, some contain text, and others contain dates. I would like to select and manipulate only the ones that contain dates (or values).

## Return Value To Cell Based On CheckBox TRUE/FALSE

Mar 12, 2008

I would like to create a qestionairre with checkboxes used to answer the question "Do you need____" (Check if yes). On the following workbook I would like a list of all items needed, and a list of items not needed on yet another workbook.

Is there a way to create these lists without having blanks for values that are not true? (and because Im sure there is HOW?)

## Find Text In Range With Part Of Text

Aug 27, 2006

I'm trying to create an Excel function that allows me to choose a row from a table based on text found within entered data. For example, say I have a table called "categories" that looks like this:

Categories
cat
dog
mouse

Now in a different section of the workbook, I want to be able to enter an arbitrary number of sentences, one per row, that look something like:
"It's raining cats."
"The mouse is hiding."....................

## Find Text And Copy Found Range

May 15, 2007

I have some EXCEL files, titled as "AAA", "BBB", "CCC", so on... Calculated values are placed in Column Z for each file. In order for me to export the files to another software, I would need to create another new EXCEL file (I call it MASS) and place all the calculated values in that new file. In that new file, the titles have to be on Column A and the calculated values on Column B.

For example, File "AAA" has 120 calculated values. In MASS, the word "AAA" has to appear on Column A a number of 120 times and the 120 calculated values are then placed on Column B. Each value must correspond to the word "AAA". The same procedure goes for "BBB", in which the word "BBB" is placed on Column A after the end of "AAA". What I want to achieve is by using a macro that will look up the title of the Active Worksheet and then scan Column A in MASS. If the title matches whatever is in Column A, then the macro will paste the corresponding calculated values onto Column B automatically.

For example, for file "GGG", the macro will look up the word "GGG", scan through Column A in MASS for the start of the word "GGG" and paste the calculated values at the start of Column B. Could I have an idea of how might the macro looks like?

## Replace Part Of Text In Range

Aug 25, 2006

I would like to use some vba code to search range T3 to U500

and search for the word "all out" which will appear within the text of some cells - in the format :-

64 all out(36 overs)

and replace it to

64 all out(50 overs)

the two digit total at the beginning of the line can be 1-3 digits and the number of overs can only be 1 or 2.

## Looking To Find 1 Of 2 Words In A Cell In Column B And Return Word Found In The Same

May 27, 2014

Looking to find 1 of 2 words in a cell in column B and return the word found in the same row in column E. This seemed easy but I am not having any luck.

the cells in column B have several words in them but I am looking for 2 specific words "PLAT" and "ORIG". If the word is not in the cell, it should show a blank cell in column E in the same row, otherwise one of the 2 words should be in that row in column E. A VBA loop would be ideal but a formula that can do it might work as well.

## Count Number Of Keywords (range) Found In Text String

Aug 23, 2013

I am trying to count the number of specific words contained in a specific cell. If my data were static, and the list of keywords was short, there are many solutions such as using multiple instances of the length function as proposed by @shg here.

Suppose I have the following sheet: (column C is what I am trying to achieve)

A
B
C
1

[Code]....

That is, C2 will tell that B2 contained 3 of the keywords (1X beautiful, 2X happy) and so on.

## Return A Value In One Cell Based On Part Of Data In Another Cell

Jan 22, 2014

i have a column of data part number part text e.g 7w1,8b1 in the next column i want to write a function that will look at the other and dependant on whats in it place a word e.g. for 8b1 i need it to look at the "b" and enter beauvale if theres no "b" but a "w" enter wollaton, i have tried an if function and used "*b*" but it doesnt seem to like wildcards ....

## Text Trimming - Display Part Of Cells Text Value Inside Another Cell

Jun 15, 2014

I want to know how to display part of a cells text value, inside another cell.

Suppose in cell A1 i have "20-Jun-14"

How would I get cell B2 to display just "Jun"?

## Sum Range With Part Text In Another Range

Dec 13, 2006

I have to group some data from a pdf format.

I import them into a excel worksheet, but the problem is with selecting them, because the data are really messed up. I tried selecting them with sumproduct with criteria, but the problem is that the formula wants the criteria to be a text that is in only one cell, whereas in my case there I would like the formula to select for example the cell that has the text "Visa34" as well as the cell with "Visa12,FIB3" (i.e. all the cells with "Visa" even thought there might be other words or letters in the same cell...).