# Search Row For Text And Return Column Letter Of First Occurrence?

Dec 14, 2011

Is there a way to have a formula search an entire row containing certian text, for example "x" and have the formula return the letter of the first column that text is found?

## Return Column Letter Based On The Letter In A Cell.

Dec 31, 2009

For the below formula is it possible to replace the B's (column location) with a cell Say Z146 which contains the letter B (or a number if thats easier and someone can tell me the numbers for each column).

When the formula is dragged into the next cell (down) it takes its column reference from Z147 and then my life becomes so much easier.

=IF(INDEX('Overs-Unders'!B:B,MATCH(\$C145,'Overs-Unders'!\$A:\$A,0))"",INDEX('Overs-Unders'!B:B,MATCH(\$C145,'Overs-Unders'!\$A:\$A,0)),"")

## Search For Text And Return Value In Another Column

Apr 7, 2009

Imagine the columns below are labelled A - D. Is there a way to search for the value 'SPLT' and return the value in column D?

Great Scot Dried Peas 3610.6366
GT SCT GRN SPLT PEAS480.151
GT SCT MRWFT PEAS1230.2158
GT SCT SPLT PEAS 1900.3157
Haven 370.10

## Search For Text Return Value In Next Column

Oct 17, 2006

I'm trying to create a spreadsheet using several others in several different formats. What i need to do is search for a text string eg "EVP" in one column and return the numerical value of the cell in the column next to it - then sum all the values and create a table in the new sheet eg.

EVP sheet1!(value)+sheet2!(value)...etc...

## Returning The Column Letter Based On A Search

Jan 28, 2008

I'd basically like a formula that finds a number (eg 220) within either the first 10 rows (or with row 5 if this isn't possible) and returns the column Letter as the result. The number will only appear once and only in one column. If it matters the columns go all the way to EC.

## Search Down The First Column And Find Any Instance Of The Letter

Nov 16, 2006

I have this piece of code

Sub do()
Dim i As Integer
Dim x As integer
x = 5000
i = 1
Do Until i = x

If Cells(1, i).Value = "C" Then
ActiveCell.Select
Selection.Insert Shift:=xlToRight
Selection.Insert Shift:=xlToRigh

i = i + 1

End If
Loop
End Sub

I want it to search down the first column and find any instance of the letter C and shift it (along with the entire row) over two clumns to the right.

## Return The Letter Value Of A Column

Aug 28, 2008

When I used "activecell.column" it returns the numerical value of a column (For Example: Column B would be 2).

I use the following in my
Dim StrRef As String
StrRef = "AN"

I want to be able to refer to column "AN" without having to hardcode "AN" into my code becuase it may change.

Below is part of the Code where I refer to "AN" in context of a loop---

For Each icell In ActiveSheet.Range(StrRef & "7" & ":" & StrRef & LastRow)

I tried Activecell.Address but that return the entire cell reference.

## Return Last Used Column Letter

Apr 22, 2008

I need to find the last used column in the excel sheet. I used the below mentioned code to find the last used column but it gives the ouptut in integer.. for eg) output is 13 if the column is M, but I need to get M as output.. how do i do that

Sub FindLastColumn()
Dim LastColumn As Integer
If WorksheetFunction. CountA( Cells) > 0 Then
'Search for any entry, by searching backwards by Columns.
LastColumn = Cells.Find(What:="*", After:=[A1], _
SearchOrder:=xlByColumns, _
SearchDirection:=xlPrevious).Column
MsgBox LastColumn
End If
End Sub

## Column() To Return A Letter Instead Of A Number

Feb 14, 2006

Can column() return a letter instead of a number? I am planning to use it with INDIRECT? Is that possible?

=INDIRECT(row() & column())?

## Return Column Number Not Letter

Sep 4, 2006

How to return column number (not letter)?

## Does A Property Exist To Return The Letter Reference For A Column

Jan 24, 2008

I need to build a formular in a cell that uses various columns in it's row such as: =A2+A4+A17+A24. In the past I've used simple number references to the columns (a is 1, b is 2,.....) I can't do tht though if I'm using a macro to automate the creation of a formula, right?

Is there a property I'm missing that will return the letter reference to the column instead of just the number as Activecell.column does?

My alternative is to write my own code to do this, but you know the bit about not reinventing the wheel....

## Search For First Instance Of Text & Return The Value

Jun 13, 2006

I have a list of product numbers in col. A. In col. O I have a list of file
names that contain the product numbers as well as additional characters. I
need a formula that will search col O for the first instance of the text in
cell A2 and return that value.

The next formula will return all instances that contain the text found in A2.

## Search For Value In Multiple Column And Row Array And Return Value In First Column?

Dec 16, 2013

I have an array 20 Rows x 42 Columns, which contains a competition draw.

I need to search this array for a unique value and return whatever the time is in the first column on the same row as the value appears, and enter it into column C in the Womens Times sheet.

I also want to return into column D the court number from row 3.

The reason i want this automated is as teams enter / withdraw we may need to drag the games from court to court to fill gaps, so i want the Womens Times sheet to update accordingly.

I have been messing around with index and match, but cannot quite get it to return what i need.

I have attached an example ... on the sheet "Womens Times" in column A there is a list of game numbers ( #1W etc etc) indicating womens game #1 and so on. The main sheet i am using also has a seperate tab for the mens games, hence the designator of W or M on the end of the game number.

## Search A Column Of Dates & Return Data From Another Column

Jun 8, 2009

I am trying to get a formula that will search one column range “B” and pull data from another, “D”. Dates are down column “B” and some of those dates are repeated several times. In column “D” there is only one piece of data (a number) entered for each day. Eg, if 08/06/2009 has been entered 3 times in column “A”, there will only be data entered in 1 of the cells of column “D” and blank cells in the other 2.

Column B -- Column D
07/06/09 -- 54000
08/06/09
08/06/09 -- 62000
08/06/09
09/06/09 -- 61000

I couldn’t get the LOOKUP function to work properly, as there are duplicate dates in column “B” and I often got a result of 0 returned.

As I’ve only got 1 piece of data added in column “D” per day and any duplicate days would just have blank cells in “D”, I can actually get a SUMIF function to work, SUMIF(B3:B60,DATE(2009,6,8),D3:D60). Although it does work, it doesn’t feel right using it and I would prefer a formula that would return just the one cell, instead of the sum of a range of cells.

## Using VLookup - Search A2 And Copy B2 And C2 Every Occurrence

Jul 15, 2012

The attached wb will be used to schedule 10 machines. I have a dispatch ws that will have the machine # in column A, job/lot/ assy in column B, and load hrs in column C. there is a ws for each machine number. I want the worksheets for each machine to look in the dispatch ws, and return the info from B and C that has it's number in A for every occurence, currently it will return the 1st occurrence only.

Schedule.xls

## Search Range Of Cells For Text And Return Value Below It - Sum If More

May 12, 2014

I want to search within cells A4:F25 for "B71 - Brown" and show the number that is in the cell below this text. If there is multiple cells with "B71 - Brown" I would like the cell to show the total.

So for example,If the formula was looking for "B71 - Brown" in the cell it would show 8136. (A13+A21+D25+E17). If i changed it to "Lavender" it would show 2380. (C5)

Also this data is linked from several other sheets and the values i search for will change and will need to update.

## Macro To Search Text &amp; Return Values

Jan 9, 2009

I have a spreadsheet containing several names. I want a formula or macro that will search a string of text within the cell. If the text exists within the cell, I need a code to populate. For example,

In cell E2, search for a phrase anywhere in the cell that contains "COM". In cell H2 look for the exact phrase "ASB". When "COM" is found in E2 and "ASB" is found in H2, in cell U2 return the value "COM ASBTVL".

In my case, E2 may not contain "COM", it may contain "DEN" instead. In that case, if E2 contains "COM", and if "H2" contains "SVC", then in U2 populate "COM APPSVC"

I'm guessing in my code I will need to list a set of criteria that will search row by row and return certain values when finding the text I specify.

Would a macro be best for this? Does anyone know how I would put that together?

## Search For Text :: Return The Last (latest) Date

Nov 11, 2009

I have text in column X and dates in column A...

How can I return the last (latest) date (column A) that "hold" was used (in column X)?

## Using VBA To Search Range And Register Row Number Of First Occurrence Of Each Value

Sep 25, 2013

how to search a defined range (using namned range and offset to last non empty row) and register row number for the first occurance of each ID using VBA. I made an example file where I need to search column A (search range using namned range "ID" and offset to last non empty row) and register rownumber for the first occurance of each ID in Column C.

example.xlsm

## Search For Occurrence Of Multiple Texts In Same Row / Cell?

Jul 12, 2014

I have a lookup table in which names of students and the planned session dates are available.

I need to create a chart that has Student Name and Each date of month. The chart should have value of 1 wherever a match is found in the look up table.

I am wondering if combination of searching for multiple strings (student name and date ) will work somehow. The below image explains my problem

StudentTimeTable.png

## Search For A String. Then Copy All Cells Between Each Occurrence

Apr 4, 2007

I'm just new here as well as in Excel-VBA stuffs. I will appreciate if someone could help me. Here is the scenario. I have a data piled in a single column and different rows. Like this one:

spot.return
23,54,56..
532,677,755...
..
..
..
876,989,999;
spot.return
54,58,60..
..
..
spot.return

I need to select and copy all rows in between the occurence of "spot.return". There are a total of 80 occurences of "spot.return".

## Search Column And Return Values

Jul 20, 2009

ok I have multiple columns where Col-A can have any number between 1 and 5. Col-B has a 3 digit number in it. i want to search all of column A and determine if there is a 1 in it, if so i want it to print the value of col b into a specified area.

here is an example of my form.

COLA | COLB |
--------------
1 | 324 |
--------------
2 | 325 |
--------------
1 | 327 |
---------------

this is basics, i will be using this to search col-a, determine what number is in the column, then print the number found in col b, on another page in a specific place, on the other page i have squares labeled 1-50. in a grid pattern, 10 squares per row. im trying to get all the entries in col-a, that are a 1, to put whatever value is in col-b in the first box of the grid, whatever is found in col-a with a 2, the value found n col-b of that row, into the grid box labeled 2 etc......

## Search One Column For The Location Of That Value And Return The Row Value

May 8, 2008

I have a value stored in variable A. I need to search one column for the location of that value and return the row value. there is no chance for a duplicate entry. Is a loop my only option, or is there a find command in VB?

## Search A Column & Return Many Results

Jul 8, 2008

I have a workbook with two worksheets.

On Sheet1 I have two columns 'Date' & 'Serial Number'

I want to search the 'Date' column for entries that contain todays date & then display the corresponding 'Serial Numbers' in the first column of Sheet2.

## Search From Every Row Of Column In A Column And Return Row Number

Sep 3, 2008

how to find text from a row in column, where is a lot of text and return row number, of located text?

## Search Multiple Sheets For Text And Return Sheet Name

May 7, 2013

I have a workbook containing multiple sheets for documents issued to manufacturers. I have a summary sheet which contains all of the documents and I would like to be able to look up a document number against all the sheets, and return the name (or names if multiple finds) of the sheets containing this document.

I have got close to solving this by finding another post[URL] .... but I believe this doesn't work because it searches on values rather than matching text.

I have attached a simplified example file with the sheets to search being Fab 1, Fab 2 and Fab 3, and the formula need to go into column B of the Main Sheet.

Example for Ozgrid Forum.xlsm

## Search For Text Within A String, Lookup And Then Return Item

Sep 30, 2009

I have two sheets, one of which contains film names and the other contains our tag structure for our website (which is a list of tags, their keywords and the primary parent channel they live under).

What I am trying to do is search the film titles and if any of the words match either the tag name or keywords then return the relevant channel.

Example:

Sheet 1 - Films
How To Apply Bridal Makeup
How To Fight A Donkey
How To Write Excel Formulae

Sheet 2 - Tags
Channel / Tag / Keywords
Tech - Microsoft - windows vista xp word excel
Tech - Computers - internet pc
Tech - MP3 Players - iPod Zune

So, for film 3 on Sheet 1 it would recognise the word Excel in the keyword list and return the channel Tech.

## Search Symbol And Return Text Formula Not Working

Jun 13, 2013

I have a formula to find if the Symbol "!" is contained in the a cell. And i want it to input "Undercut Due to Trim Edge" if there is a "!" symbol and blank if there is not. What did I do wrong?

=IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("~!",AL57:AV57)),"UNDERCUT DUE TO TRIM Edge","")

## Complex List - Search For Text And Return Value In Table

Jan 20, 2014

I have a complex list of text (a chart of accounts) with various roll ups for subtotals on one worksheet, and monthly download on another worksheet showing the name of the account and the value. I wish to use match the text to return the value in the front sheet and avoid taking the simple route of linking the cells in case additions are added during the year.

I've tried using IF and VLOOKUP formulas without success - i guess becasue I cannot sort the table in descending order?

What would be the best sort of formula to search using the text, and return a value on the same row?

## Search First Non-blank Cell To Return A Value In Another Column?

Jun 9, 2014

Want to look in one column and find the first non-blank numerical value, then have it return a value from another column.

Used to nest multiple IF functions together from different cells, but it seems overly complicated and time consuming. Sometimes I have over 30 cells to check.

For example, if Column A contains weekly sales data by week, entered weekly, and Column E has corresponding comparison data from the previous year. I want to enter a formula to check the first row that has sales data entered and have it match up the comparison value in the other column.