# Search Formula (return A Statement If A Certain Month Is Contained In The Text Within Another Cell)

Dec 21, 2008

I am trying to write a formula that will return a statement if a certain month is contained in the text within another cell. Formula is =IF(ISERROR(SEARCH("Dec",Assumptions!B2)),"Ensure Journal is Non Reversing","")

Cell B2 contains a date in the format of Dec 08, so if this date contains Dec, then return "Ensure Journal is Non Reversing", if it doesn't then leave the cell blank.

At the moment it is putting in the first test for every month I select and not changing to blank.

## 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","")

## Search Range Of Data To Return A Value (IF Statement)

Oct 11, 2011

I have data that has months in it that are spelled wrong and in different formats etc. I need to be able to search the range of data I have created in a separate table in order to return the correct abbreviation into my spreadsheet. See below:

Need to be able to search this range (A1:E12) and return the corresponding horizontal value in the last column (Jan, Feb, Mar)

JanuaryJanuraryJan-11JanJan
FebruaryFebruraryFeb-11FebFeb
MarchMarchMar-11MarMar
AprilAprilApr-11AprApr
MayMayMay-11MayMay
JuneJuneJun-11JunJun
JulyJulyJul-11JulJul
AugustAugustAug-11AugAug
SeptemberSeptemberSep-11SepSep
OctoberOctoberOct-11OctOct
NovemberNovemberNov-11NovNov
DecemberDecmberDec-11DecDec

I am currently trying this, but its not working! =IF(F2="","",VLOOKUP(F2,Dates!\$A\$1:\$E\$12,5,TRUE))

## Search For Payments Made In A Certain Month And Return The Sum

Sep 14, 2009

How can I search a range of cells that have a date entered by hand for a certain month and then sum the amounts given in another range of cells. For example, search several worksheets for payments made in September and then return the sum of those payments.

## 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.

## Search Range For Current Month & Year Return Corresponding Values

Nov 21, 2007

I have a workbook with two spreadsheets in it. On the second sheet there is a large table, which column headings are months and years (e.g. Jun-07 Jul-07, Aug-07, Sep-07....). I was trying to write an excel vba code that would search the first row (column headings) to find the current month and year, and copy the corresponding column along with two previous columns (months) to the first sheet. I would like to have a code that will be able to do this in Jan-08, Feb-08, or Jan-09 as well.

## Hide Formula Contained In A Cell

Jul 4, 2007

I have a worksheet in which one particular cell contains a certain formula. For security reasons, I wish to hide the FORMULA contained in the cell. However, the VALUE of the cell given by the above formula should always remain displayed for the user.
I want this to be done only for that particular cell. I tried hiding the formula bar,but it hides it for all cells.

## Display Formula Contained In Cell Within Worksheet?

Mar 11, 2012

I'd like to display a formula contained in a cell within the worksheet. How can I do that?

## If Statement Contained Into A Sum Statement

Jul 3, 2007

I have a problem with a formula inserted with control+shift+enter

The formula is

MEAN(IF(' VALIDATION'!\$G\$2:\$G\$59999=D30;'VALIDATION'!\$E\$2:\$E\$59999))

In the Validation sheet I have the column G with values 0 and 1, and another column E with numeric values.

Changing the value of cell D30, the formula will calculate the mean of the values in column E that have a value equal to D30 in column G.

The problem is that this function works when D30=1 and not when d30=0, in this case the formula returns N/D.

I have tried using also text values instead of 1 and the formula works . The problem is only when D30 is 0

## If Statement That Return A String Of Text?

Jan 9, 2009

not sure if an "IF" staement is appropriate?

I have 3 columns containing data:

column A has text in it,
example: A2="red", A3="green", A4="blue"

column B has 3 letter month in it and they could have repeats
example: B2="Jan", B3="Feb", B4="Jan"

C2="Jan"

in D2 list anything column A that matches C2
example: D2="red, blue"

## Formula / Macro To Search Cell Text And Assign Value?

Jan 30, 2014

I am trying to get a code which searches each row for a keyword, and then assigns a value to it depending on what group of keywords it is.

For example, if the Name or Comment mentions certain fruit keywords, I want it to assign the value: "Fruit", and if it mentions certain vegetable keywords, I want to assign it "Vegetables", and if it is unrelated to either, I want to keep it blank. If the name/comment mentions both fruit and vegetables then I want it to say "Error".

Since the keywords I am using are mostly two letters, I want the search to only search for the two letters on its own, and not as part of a sentence. e.g. if the key word is ED, I don't want it to return a value for "I rested". Instead, I want it to stay blank.

i.e. I want the code to take information from column A and B, and assign a value based on the keywords in column D and E. As an example:

A B C
Name Comment Value
V1 Eating vegetables are good for you Vegetable
null lock out of ep. Fruit
S-1 It is JUST
Fruit-sp Error

D E
Fruit Vegetable
EP SW
KG SP
ST CM
BV LP

The formula I used so far is this: where C3 is the first value
C3=IF(OR(ISNUMBER(LOOKUP(100,SEARCH(Sheet1!\$D\$2:\$D\$6,A3))),ISNUMBER(LOOKUP(100,SEARCH(Sheet1!\$D\$2:\$D\$6,B3)))),"Fruit","")&IF(OR(ISNUMBER(LOOKUP(100,SEARCH(Sheet1!\$E\$2:\$E\$6,A3))),ISNUMBER(LOOKUP(100,SEARCH(\$E\$2:\$E\$6,B3)))),"Vegetable","")

In columns D and E I put a leading and trailing space between each word to only search for the keywords themselves, and not as part of a word. (e.g. ST is correct instead of haSTe).

This formula seems to work only for 60% of the information, problems occur when the keyword is at the end of comment sentence: the value is blank. e.g. in row B4 of the table I made above my formula returns a blank.

## Search For Multiple Text Strings In A Cell - Return One Of Multiple Corresponding But Different String

Mar 11, 2014

I have a spreadsheet with 1,000 rows of data.

Each Cell in Column A has a different long text string.

I need to see which (if any) of 10 specific small text strings exist within each long text string. Depending on which small text string is found I want to return a 3 digit code. If no small text string is found I want to return "Not Found"

E.g.:
- Cell A2 contains "randomtext,randomtext,APPLE,randomntext"
- I want to see if Cell A2 contains any of the words APPLE, ORANGE, CARROT.

Q: What is the most elegant way to accomplish this within a single formula that I could paste into each cell in Column B?

## If Statement (return A Text Value If Numbers Are Present)

May 13, 2009

Column A consists of cells with a variety of five digit numbers. My formula needs to return a text value if numbers are present in column A, this is what I tried:
=if(A1="","Chassis") but it returns "False" instead of "Chassis".

## Formula To Find Text And Return Its Cell Address

Sep 6, 2013

Is there any formula to find text and return its cell address? This is like when we use Ctrl+F function to find a text, and Excel then highlight the cell contains the referred text. At the same time, the name-bar displays the address of the cell. Now, is there any formula that can perform such task like this?

## Return Formula Value/Text Based On Many Cell Conditions

Oct 16, 2006

This is to manage which departments (approxiamately 30) within a business need which compulsary training (approximately 11 courses)

Spreadsheet currently reads list of new employees and I want to be able to have "YES" or "No" values under the different courses

Is there a formula/function that i can use (like the IF Formula) to complete the following information;

EG: =IF(OR(A3=H2, A3=H5 etc... ), "YES", "NO"

Column H lists all departments

Column A lists deaprtments

A3 representing the 1st Department needing training

## 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 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...

## Return Current Month Using Excel Formula?

Feb 22, 2014

get the current month name in a Cell A1 and Next month name in Cell B1. what formula should I used? This will be a part of the macro that I'm creating.

The macro will be use every 11th to the last day of the month so I want the formula to be dynamic enough to work in each day the macro will be use.

Expected result using the current Date Today

A1 B1
February March

## 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)?

## IF Statement - Assign Cell Value To Correct Sheet Tab For Current Month

May 17, 2014

Trying to assign this cell's value to the correct sheet tab for the current month.

Trying this:

Code:
=IF(MONTH(A3)=5,'[Wholesales 2014.xlsx]May'!\$P\$1,0),IF(MONTH(A3)=6,'[Wholesales 2014.xlsx]Jun'!\$P\$1,0)

A3 is todays date. Wholesales 2014.xlsx]May is a seprate sheet for the month of may and so forth for june.

The problem is the p1 value is empty for the Jun sheet so I get an error: #VALUE! (I assume that is why I am getting the error?)

Using:

Code:
=IF(MONTH(A3)=5,'[Wholesales 2014.xlsx]May'!\$P\$1,0)

By itself works just fine. I need to set this up for future use, though.

## Formula To Return Average Days Between Two Dates In A Given Month?

Jan 13, 2014

I have a workbook with two sheets. The first has a list of job positions open, columns designated to stages in the employment process and in these columns, my staff enter the dates that they completed a particular stage.

"Position | Date Opened | Stage 1 | Stage 2 | Stage 3 | Stage 4"
Pos 1 | 01/01/2014 |02/01/14|03/01/14|07/01/14|09/01/14

This has a great number of entries and they are increasing and decreasing every day depening on the amount of jobs available.

On the second sheet, I am trying to set up a table which shows the average working days it is taking to complete each stage, divided into the months in which the job position was opened (i.e. for positions opened in january, the average completion working days for stage 1 was X amount of days etc...)

I have tried using =IF(AND(Logical, Logical),TRUE,FALSE) but this doesn't return any info as the logicals will always be false. I tried the OR function, but that requires only one of the criteria to be true to return a value. What I need is for the formula to return a number of days between two dates, ONLY if the opened date falls in one month.

## Excel 2003 :: Getting Formula Which Will Return Each Date Of Month

Sep 10, 2013

I have a cell (A1) which contains the month. A2 contains the year. I need a formula which will return each date of the month.

## IF Statement To Search If Value In Cell Is Equal To A Value In Range

Jul 2, 2014

I want to create a simple if statement to search if a value in cell B2 is equal to a value in the range 'CodeCheck'!A1:A92

I have written the code =IF(B2='CODECHECK'!A1:A92,"Y","N")

I am always getting N returned even though I am 100% sure the data in B2 is in the 'CODECHECK'!A1:A92 range.

## 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 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?

## 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?