# Search For All Instances Of A String

Jul 11, 2009

I'm using the following code which is working well. It finds an instance of the string "A83". Once it finds it, it moves down x number of cells and populates it with a new string. It then moves down another x number of cells and populates it with another new string, etc.

The problem is, it is only looking for "A83" one time and performing the appropriate actions at that point. What I need to do is look for *every* instance of the string "A83" and perform the appropriate actions.

## Instances Of Single Digit In String Of Numbers

Feb 19, 2014

I am trying to write a function that will give me the amount of time a certain number shows up in the same digit place in a large set of numbers.

For example:

111112221233313
111212222233323
111312223233333
111412224233343
111512225233353
111612226233363
111712227233373
111812228233383
111912229233393

given the number set how many times does the number 5 show up in the 4th digit. I know its 3 but for the data size I need to run it on, it is impossible to count.

What function would count how many times a certain number shows up in the same spot?

## Find Text Between 2 Characters With Multiple Instances In A Single String

Feb 9, 2013

The problem - I'm trying to find a formula that will find text between 2 characters with unlimited instances in a single string and combine the found text to a single string. The character enclosing the text i'm after will likely be a % symbol. This formula would then be replicated down 5000-10000 rows.

eg. 1 - This is %an% example %sentence% to show what I %am% looking for
eg. 2 - This %is another% example of what I %need%

eg. 2 answer - is anotherneed

Ideally this would not use a macro as it will be applied to an ever expanding data set but I realize that may not be possible.

## Adjacent Cells - Search For Specific Values And Find The Total Number Of Instances

Jan 30, 2014

Any method to determine the number of instances a value ("4" for example) appears next to a specific value ("x" for example). I don't have a workbook; I'm just looking for any formula that can search for specific values and find the total number of instances that an adjoining cell contains data.

## VBA To Search String And Insert Row If String Not Found

Apr 11, 2013

I have a spreadsheet which has "Employee: [agent 1 name]" in column A and it may or may not have the word "Break" in the same column before it mentions "Employee: [agent 2 name]". The amount of data between agent 1 and agent 2 varies and am needing code which will insert a row above "Employee: [agent 2 name]" if "Break" is not found, and add the word "Break" in column A on the inserted row. I would need this to loop through the spreadsheet until all 100+ agents have been searched.

I'm also needing this done for the word "Meeting" and would insert a row 2 rows above the next agent.

## Search If String Exists In Another String?

Mar 19, 2013

I am trying to lookup if a string like a name exists in another string which has a buch of values for example to see if andy exists in a string which has data like andy;sandy or sandy exists in andy;sandy

## Excel 2003 :: How To Count Cells With Instances Text Not Instances Of Text

Aug 17, 2012

I'm using WinXP with Excel 2003 - I have a column of highway sign description data (16k+ rows).

Example:

Curve Arrow Right
Curve Arrow Left
Turn Arrow
Reversing Curve Arrow Right
Winding Road Arrow(plus many more unique entries)

I'm using SUM and COUNTIF to total the number of times "Curve", "Reversing", "Turn" and "Winding" appear in the column.

My formula is:
Code: =SUM(COUNTIF(\$F11:\$F16196,{"*CURVE*","*REVERSING*","*TURN*","*WINDING*"}))

Which works great EXCEPT what I really want is the number of cells with any of those key words, not the total count of those words. The example above should be 5, but since row four contains more that 1 of the key words I'm getting 6.

## Search For Sub String

Jan 9, 2009

I have a column with text that can contain a number of words one of which is 'UK & Europe'. I want to have another cell which will contain the value EMEA if the the cell mentioned above contains the word UK. how to do this as I'm stumped... I get a #value in cells that dont contain the word when using the formula =IF(FIND("UK",H27),"EMEA","ROW")

## Any Way To Search For (Not) A String?

Feb 25, 2012

Is there a way to search for a cell that does not match or include a string?

I tried "^xyz" and "xyz" with no luck.

## VBA - Search For A String

Jan 12, 2009

Scenario:
A1:A2000 (or the wole column) will have the following:

Black Total
Grey Total
Total Grey Print
Blue Total Print
and so on.

Each cell will contain the word "Total". In B1:B2000 ( or the whole column) I would like to remove the word total from the column A. Example:

B1 should only contain Black (instead of Black Total)
B3 should only contain Grey Print
B4 should only contain Blue Print

## Search String In Column

Jun 22, 2009

I have this sheet: BEFORE MACRO..............

MACRO RESULT..............

Macro descripion:

Column A ( SEARCH STRING) list the string to be searched in C column
Column B (RESULT) reports the macro result
Column C ( List ITEMS ) is the column where the macro have to search the string

Operation:
- Starting from A2 up to the end of value in A column
- Search the substring ( A2 cell value ) in C column starting from C2 * if found copy all the C row content in B2

## Search For String And Add Column Next To It?

Jul 17, 2012

I am trying to get a code that will look for a string in the first row of my workbook and insert a column next to the found cell.

## Search For String And Delete Row And Next Row Down?

Apr 23, 2013

I trying to search for a string in Excel and then delete that row. The code below will do that but I am also looking to delete the next row line out as well. .

Dim ws As Worksheet
Dim lRow As Long
Set ws = ThisWorkbook.Sheets("DSS")

[Code]....

## Search A String Within A Sheet

Jan 26, 2009

I have a table of data and i need to search the table for 8digit numbers, that are beginning with "2" and copy the numbers to the column on the right. A cell can contain multiple numbers with 8 digits.

## Search For String Within Cell

Jun 28, 2006

I use the following code to search through a database and paste the results in a separate worksheet.

Private Sub TextBox8_KeyUp(ByVal KeyCode As MSForms.ReturnInteger, ByVal Shift As Integer)
sheets("Search Results").Unprotect
Dim cell As Range
Dim foundcell As Boolean
If KeyCode = 13 Then
Application. ScreenUpdating = False
Application.enableevents = False
If Not TextBox8.text = "" Then
For Each cell In sheets("Detail").Range("e2:e" & sheets("Detail").Range("e65536").End(xlUp).Row)
If cell.Value = TextBox8.text Then
foundcell = True
With sheets("Search Results").Range("e65536").End(xlUp).Offset(1)
.Value = cell.Value
.Offset(, -4) = cell.Offset(, -4).Value
.Offset(, -3).Value = cell.Offset(, -3).Value
.Offset(, -2).Value = cell.Offset(, -2).Value
.Offset(, -1).Value = cell.Offset(, -1).Value
.Offset(, 1).Value = cell.Offset(, 1).Value ................................

## Search For A String In Multiple Files

Apr 17, 2013

I require the code for the following task.

I'm getting an input string from the user in an excel sheet(e.g. input.xls) .I have to search for that string in a group of excel files present in the same folder in which the input.xls file also present.The range of that cell in which the string is found (e.g. A1 ) has to be stored in a variable.

I know that Vlookup is an option but the number of excel files to be searched is more that 50.

## Vlookup To Search For Part Of A String?

Nov 17, 2008

If I have a store number (say 1234) and I am trying to search for something which contains 1234 (i.e. the whole string of ABCD1234, ABCD1235, ABCD1236 etc) is it possible to do this in one VLOOKUP formula?

One way of doing it would be to VLOOKUP("ABCD"&"1234",....) but I would rather do it the other way around, to prevent the formula from not working.

## Search For Word In A String Of Data

Feb 11, 2009

I have put a formula in excel to count how many times the word 'administration' appears in a column:

Unfortunately, the output that I am searching has mulitple words in it, separated with a colon and no space. My formula skips the count if the word Administration is not completely on it's own

## Search String Of Words In Text?

May 27, 2013

I am trying to search words that are in column A (5 letter combinations of sequences) within the text in column B (amino acid sequence).

So I am stumbling upon 2 questions:

- what is the function that would do this search.

- how to acchieve to reverse the text in B1 cell (eg. abcde --> edcba , but with 600 letters),

sample file: test.xlsx

## FindNext (search In Column For A String)

Jan 29, 2009

1) search column A for a string
2) as that string is found, move the entire contents of that cell to the same row, column F
3) insert a blank row above the row where the text was found
4) continue to search and perform the same steps

I was able to come up with the code to find a single instance and perform the necessary steps, but I've tried 'til I'm blue in the face to incorporate the FindNext object to parse through the entire worksheet. I thought I was on the right track with the attached code (which could be completely wrong), but it returns my MsgBox "Value Could Not Be Found."

## Formula / Macro To Search For A Particular String

May 20, 2009

how to use a formula or macro or whatever that is applicable to solve my current issue.

For example:

I've the following text below. The prefix of "atest", "bgo", "crun" and "dfly_c" are fixed pattern, however, the text after prefix will change accordingly.

atest_myhomeisfar
bgo_runfast
crun_b:veryfast
dfly_c:bluesky

Now my request is, I would like to have the final output as per below. Notices that there are some additional numbers behind the text (with semicolumn).

Final output:
atest_myhomeisfar:1998
brun_veryfast:2009
cfly_bluesky:1790
dfly_c:bluesky:1800

My question is, is it possible to create something to handle this issue? I mean something that will seach thru a particular fixed pattern as mentioned above and add the number behind it?

I would like to do it one at the time (one prefix at a time). Not mass searching and adding.

For example:

## How To Search For A String That Includes The Symbol

Sep 18, 2009

I'm writing some VB in an Excel macro to search and replace a string of text.

The problem is that the string contains the " symbol, so when Access gets to that symbol it thinks that it's reached the end of the string.

e.g.

I want to replace "0519","863027" (including the quotes) with "0001","863027"

This is what the code looks like, but it obviously doesn't work :

## Search String For Defined Set Of Characters

Nov 21, 2009

I have about 700 cells I want to interrogate. Within each cell the following text appears “Estimate – BOLB/02/1234 – Some more text here”. I want to search all the cells and delete the cell contents but leave the “BOLB/02/1234”.

The problem I have is that the string is different in each cell but the format is the same. It always starts with BOLB followed by /, followed by 2 numbers, followed by / followed by 4 numbers i.e. BOLB/**/****.

## Nested IF(SEARCH The String In Column)

Dec 17, 2008

Column A contains an alphanumeric string up to 50 characters in length. I need a formula to search the string in Column A for the word "Appeal" and place that word in Column B when found. Likewise for the words "Grievance" and "Complaint". If none of the three words are found in Column A, the contents of Column B should be blank. Here's the formula I've played around with (it works on the first line but returns #VALUE! on following lines):

=IF(SEARCH("Appeal",A1),"Appeal",IF(SEARCH("Grievance",A1),"Grievance",IF(SEARCH("Complaint",A1),"Co mplaint","")))

I've tried entering it as an array, but that also fails. This seems like a pretty simple problem ,but I've spent several hours trying to make the formula work so I'm obviously doing something wrong.

Feb 8, 2012

I manage to do a proper search and the return value is correct, but the problem is when I don't get the correct value excel gives me an error, what I can add to make the result just to give me MsgBox "Not found"?

Code below:

Set Ran = Worksheets(2).Range("A:A").Find(CompName, lookat:=xlPart)
If Not Ran Is Nothing Then
MatchRow = Ran.Row
MatchCol = Ran.Column
End If

## How To Search For Text String On All Tabs

Jun 5, 2013

I have a spread sheet with a large amount of tabs and I want to search against a part number that would only ever appear once on each tab and return the number in the cell to the right of it using vlookup against each tab. is this possible?

## Search For String Across Multiple Spreadsheets?

Aug 1, 2013

I have 5 sheets in my workbook and I need to find out if a string exists in any of them. The string would always be in column L of the work sheet. I have searched many places but cant seem to get anything to work, is this possible?

## Search Multiple Keywords In A String?

Jan 22, 2014

I am busy building a spreadsheet that must do the following.

A
B
C
D
E

[Code].....

Above is a basic example of the data I am using What the spreadsheet must do is it must search cell B1 for the key word in in cell E1, if it does not find the keyword, it must search the same cell for the keyword in cell E2 and so on if it finds the key word it must return a consatination of cell A1 and the Keyword.

This is easy enough to do using the search function together with a couple of nested IF statements but where the problem comes in is that I am needing to run the search on about 12000 lines using over 10000 key words.

currently I have sheet with a formula in Column A containing 40 nested IFs searching for the first 40 key the same formula in Column B searching for the next 40 keywords and so on but to search 10 000 keywords(Client name or Client number) I am needing to apply this formula to 250 columns over 12000 line which makes the sheet very resource incentive.

How do I streamline this to make the spreadsheet more efficient

## Search Cell To See If It Contains Certain String Of Text

Jun 13, 2014

I need to find a formula which will search a list of cells looking for a particular text string. If it doesn't find this text string it then needs to search for the next one. For instance if I had a list of product codes: ABCD1234, BCD1234, ABCD2345, CDE23456, BCD2345 I want the formula to look up and see if the cell contains the text ABCD and if so return ABCD as the value, if not I want it to go on and see if the cell contains BCD and return the value BCD, if not then go on and search the value CDE etc. It seems like an easy job to do manually but I have a list of over 3000 codes to do this.

## Search A String For Specific Characters

Nov 24, 2006

I want to search a string for specific characters.
f.e. Begin = "bfPaa2"
I want to look for "P"
So, the answer has to be: Letter = "P" after searching the string