# 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 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

## 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.

## Finding Cells Containing Specific Text By Searching

Nov 17, 2008

The easiest way of explaining what I'm after is to say, I have letters of the alphabet, in their own cells, and I want to find them by way of a search. I don't mind how this is done, but it would be good if for example you entered A, C and E, any cells containing those letters changed, maybe became bold, or the cell filled with colour.

## Searching For Specific Text Across Multiple Columns In A Sheet

Sep 25, 2013

If I'm using this function to find the specific text "EXPIRED" in the specified cells, how can I add additional cell ranges on the same sheet to this function?

D17:D34 as well as F17:F34

## Searching Text Cells To Return Word Count Within Particular Row

Feb 9, 2012

I am trying to search text cells to return a word count within a particular row of cells and I am currently using the following formula:

=COUNTIF(\$D4669:\$EI4669,\$O\$3), where cell o3 contains the word to search and \$D4669:\$EI4669 the data.

However, this formula misses data that contains characters such as "," etc.

## Macro - Select Multiple Cells By Searching For Specific Text

Nov 8, 2013

I would like to select all cells in column A that begin with the text "SP". Some cells will be contiguous but others will not. For instance in one case, I would like the macro to select cells with the text "SP" which would result in cells A1, A2, A3, A10, A15 being selected. I am working on building a macro that will then do other things to these cells/rows so this is the first step.

The below code will select the first cell with "SP". How would I alter this code to only search Column A and select multiple cells? or totally different code.

Code:
Sub test()
Dim r As RangeSet
r = Cells.Find(what:="SP", LookIn:=xlValues, lookat:=xlWhole)
If Not r Is Nothing Then r.Select
End Sub

## 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.

## 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")

## Search Sheets For Value & Return Sheet Number When Found

Feb 16, 2008

i have a workbook with several sheets in it. i would like to make a userform were i could put a number in a text box eg E045698.then use a command button to search all the worksheets for that number and display the sheet number where that number is in another textbox.

## Use A Column Of Data If A Specific Value Is Found

Jun 11, 2006

I have a set of data (time in minutes) below (fig 1) that I need to use if the total time between two entered times matches a coloms total. If it matches I want Excel to use the data in that colom to affect the data in another (fig 2) colom adding the times to each cell.

Looking at both figs. below I want Row B, Colom A in fig 2 to add Row A, Col A to Row A, Col A in fig 1 since both are the total of 19.

fig 1
Coloms A B C D
Row A 5 5 6 6
Row B 5 6 6 8
Row C 4 5 6 7
Row D 5 4 4 5
Total 19 20 23 26

fig 2
Coloms A B C D
Row A 1:00 2:00 3:11 4:01
Row B
Row C
Row E
Row F 1:19 2:20 3:33 4:27
Row F-A= 19 20 23 26

## VBA Code To Stop Macro If Specific Text Is Found

Feb 24, 2012

I have a simple macro that copies data from worksheet to another. I only want this macro to be run once per day by the user. One of the cells that gets copied is the value found in the formula "=today()". My thought is that the macro could look for the existance of the current date in the pasted data (meaning the macro has already been run once today), and if the date = today, then a message pops up warning the user that the macro has already been run once today, and ask if they're sure they want to continue.

Any easy way to accomplish what I'm attempting to do? The current date gets pasted into a worksheet name "PriorDay" in cell C5.

## Count Of Cells Where Occurrence Of Some Specific Text Is Found

May 28, 2013

I have a spreadsheet that lists all the work done by employees within a specific area. Some employees cover multiple areas.

I am now needing to work out the average work completed by each area. I need a formula that will count the number of employees by each work area.

I know this is something I have done before, but my mind has gone blank and I can't for the life of me work it out again (it's one of those days).

Row 3 of the spreadsheet contains the codes for the work areas they cover (CM, V & TC) and some employees only cover one (which would be a simple CountIf) but some have multiple.

What is the formula to, for example, count the number of people who have CM in row 3 even if they also have other entries in that cell.

## Searching For A Number Within A Text String

Jun 2, 2009

I have a list of customers and account numbers contained within a cell. I need a formula if possible that searches from the right of the cell and then returns the all the numbers. e.g.

Arsenal1234Required formula result 1234
Liverpool2456Required formula result2456
Chelsea100564Required formula result100564

I can not use text to columns as they data is not consistant. Also worth noting is that the customer numbers vary fro 1 digit to 9 digits long.

## Calculate If Specific Word Found In Column

Feb 15, 2008

I would like to use the following code to see if the word "reservoir" shows up in any of the rows in a certain column. If it does I want to insert the formula = SUM(D7:D257)*0.1 into cell C2 and if it doesn't then I want to put a 0 into cell C2. I've tried many routes but can't get past the error if it can't find the word.

Range("B7:B257").Find(What:="Reservoir").Activate

## Repeating Items A Specific Number Of Times

Jan 22, 2008

I am trying to create a formula that would provide a result a specific number of times based on a table in a seperate worksheet. Here is an example:

Person: # of times
John 2
Joe 2
Frank 2
Jack 1

Based on an IF statement, the cell should bring back John, the next cell down should bring back John, the third cell should bring back Joe as John has reached his limit of 2, and have this repeat until all criteria that meet the IF statement have been met.

## Excel 2003 :: Get Number Of Items Against Specific Department?

Sep 7, 2012

I'm trying to get the number of items against a specific department which are contained in a sheet called "data", the sheet is contained in the same workbook.

There are named ranges for
Department (text)
Date_From & Date_To (in the format dd/mm/yyyy)
Band (Numeric 1 to 3)
Items (Numeric)

Using the following formula I get an #NUM error (using Excel2003)

=SUMPRODUCT(--(Department=A7),--(Date_From>=\$B\$2),--(Date_To

## 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

## Lookup Column Values In Another & Return Value If Match Found

May 28, 2008

I need to create a macro that will loop through a list of names on Sheet 1 / Column A, and if that name is listed on Sheet 2 / Column A, then it will set Sheet 1 Column B (for that one name) to "1".

The problem I've run in to is that both the lists change in length each time I have to run this (so no set range).

I've been able to get this to work with two ( nested) loops, where the first loop goes through the Sheet 1 list and the nested Loop looks for the name on Sheet2, but it is extremely slow.

Is there any simple VBA code or formula that I'm missing that could do this? I've tried to do something with the " Find" VBA command, but I can't see how it would apply to this if the list changes in size.

## Searching A Text In A Column?

May 13, 2014

I am trying to find a particular text in a column in excel. Below is the sample data.

Column A
ABA
ABA
ABC
ABC
ABZ
ABC
ABC
ABA
ABA

I would like to return TRUE/FALSE or 0/1 in Column B, B1, only if entire Column A contains atleast one ABZ. Tried search() & Find() but no luck.

## 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.

## 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.

## Loop Through A Column And Return Count Of Items Not In List?

Jul 16, 2013

I have data in range A2:E5000. Column D contains cost centers entered by users.

I also have a list of valid cost centers in range K1:K10.

What would be the vba code to check and return the count of the items entered in column D which are not valid, based on the list in range K1:K10?

## Highlight Only First Duplicate Number That Found In Column?

Aug 24, 2013

I have sheet 1 and in c3
d3

1st
copy

[Code]....

this two column compare for duplicates and I manage to highlight (actually not bold) the number that is duplicate but I dont want to highlight the 2nd, 3rd & so on duplicate number in c3 (highlight 1 only from the 3 numbers most of the times got 2 only) . (row start from c3 to c2000 and d3 is up to d2000 also). I already use CF for highlighting the duplicate in C3 which my formula in CF is

=IF(ISERROR(MATCH(c3:c3,\$c\$3:\$c\$780,0)),"",c3:c3) I just try to do this formula and it works, but I dont know how to command not to highlight the 2nd, 3rd & so on duplicate number in C3 (C3 only can have duplicate number within the column; D3 doesn't have any repeat number in the D column.

I need to do the same formula command for other 2 partner columns (compare for duplicates this two columns & the 1st column if have to many duplicates highlight the first number that have more than 1 duplicates only) cells need to do again is for E3 & F3; G3&H3; until AU3&AV3..

is it possible to count how many highlighted cell (not bold) there is in a column (I mean total highlighted cell) and put the answer in cell C1, E1, G1, I1 ... AS1 , AU1. Tq again..

## Highlight Only First Duplicate Number That Found In A Column

Aug 23, 2013

I have sheet 1 and in

c3
d3

1st
copy

1347
0934

[Code] .......

This two column compare for duplicates and I manage to highlight (actually not bold) the number that is duplicate but I dont want to highlight the 2nd, 3rd & so on duplicate number in c3 (highlight 1 only from the 3 numbers most of the times got 2 only) . (row start from c3 to c2000 and d3 is up to d2000 also). I already use CF for highlighting the duplicate in C3 which my formula in CF is

=IF(ISERROR(MATCH(c3:c3,\$c\$3:\$c\$780,0)),"",c3:c3)

I just try to do this formula and it works, but I dont know how to command not to highlight the 2nd, 3rd & so on duplicate number in C3 (C3 only can have duplicate number within the column; D3 doesn't have any repeat number in the D column.

I need to do the same formula command for other 2 partner columns (compare for duplicates this two columns & the 1st column if have to many duplicates highlight the first number that have more than 1 duplicates only) cells need to do again is for E3 & F3; G3&H3; until AU3&AV3..

is it possible to count how many highlighted cell (not bold) there is in a column (I mean total highlighted cell) and put the answer in cell C1, E1, G1, I1 ... AS1 , AU1. Tq again..

## 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.

## Combine Found Row Number With Column Letter To Become Range And Then Count

Jul 8, 2012

I am having troubles finding a row number, using it to specify a range and then counting the cells containg values in that range.

This is what I have

Code:
Private Sub TextBox1_Change()
Dim test1 As String
Dim FoundRom As Range
Dim i as String
Dim abc1 As Range
Dim Core1 As String

test1 = TextBox1.Value

[Code] ........

I am thinking that I have my "Dim"'s wrong or something but I cant figure out how to define the range including the found row number and then count the number of cells containing data within that range...

## If Text Found In Cell Then Place A 1 In Another Column

Dec 21, 2009

What I would like to do is if a string e.g. "*12/18/09*" is found in column A, then place "1" in column B. There are many rows that I would like to search. Either a formula or VBA would be fine.

## Find Text & Offset By Found Value Row And Column

Apr 16, 2008

I'm writing some code where I need to know the column in which a specifc text string occurs. Because of the nature of the sheet, the string will only appear in one column, but that could be in almost any column on the worksheet.

For example say the text string is "Year 1", I need to find the column with this string, and then offset down to a predetermined row, or offset over to the appropriate column (something like below).

With Selection
.Offset(0, x).Select
If List.Selected(0) = True Then
y = i - 1
With Selection
.Value = Salary * Inflation1 ^ y
End With
Else

## If Cell Contains Specific Text Return That Text

Jun 12, 2014

How would I pull only a specific word from a text cell? If you see my example, in one column I have various job titles. If A2 contains "Manager", then in B2 return "Manager. If A1 contains "Coordinator", return "Coordinator. Etc.

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