# Use Of Wildcard In Cell Formula

Feb 8, 2009

I'm trying to use a "WildCard" in an Array Formula to both simplify and handle variations in several formulas.

My work sheet is used for Time Cards. I have a tab for each of the 52 weeks in the year and each tab is labeled "W1", "W2" for Week 1, Week 2, etc.

On my SUMMARY tab, I'm using an array formula that looks at cell "'SUMMARY'!D6" for a project number, and than searches through all of the Week Tabs for anyone that has charged time against that project.

The employee would enter the project number in D12:D35 of a given weeks tab with each row representing a different task for that week. In some cases they may have several rows for the same project number.

On the SUMMARY tab, the formula for Week 1 is in cell E6. For Week 2 it's in F6, etc.

I was thinking I could simply place the sheet tab name in the row above (i.e. D5, E5, F5, etc., and then write the formula for 1 cell and copy it to all of the other cells on that row.

Currently my formula looks like:
{=IF(\$D\$6="","",SUM(IF('W1'!\$D\$12:\$D35=\$D6,('W1'!\$N\$12:\$N\$35))))}

I was thinking the formula might look like:
{=IF(\$D\$6="","",SUM(IF('&E5&'!\$D\$12:\$D35=\$D6,('&E5&'!\$N\$12:\$N\$35))))}

But that isn't working.

Additionally I was hoping to do something similar on the SUMMARY tab by referencing a different spreadsheet with something like:
='[&A1&]Sheet1'!\$B\$51
Where cell A1 has the value "Time Sheets - 01-17-09.xls"Currently the formula looks like:
='[Time Sheets - 01-17-09.xls]Sheet1'!\$B\$51

But this isn't working either.

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## Use The Wildcard In An IF Formula

Nov 13, 2008

Is it possible to use the wildcard in an IF formula? For instance, I have a spreadsheet with text and numbers in the cells, the number of characters varies in the cells so a left, right or mid is out. I want the formula to look to the cell and if any part of the text contains "ABC" then I want to return 1. =IF(C18="*ABC*",1,"") Cell C18 containts the letters ABC in order but my formula is still returning blanks?

## Formula Wildcard

May 1, 2009

Hi I have this formula:

## Match Formula With Wildcard

Jan 15, 2008

I'm having a hard time getting a MATCH formula to return the correct results. See attached workbook. I have a list of names and wish to look for the first 6 characters of each name in another list and return the row number that the 'MATCH' appears in. The formula I am having problems with is in column 'E' of the ' Analysis' sheet. I have entered the expected result in column 'F'.

## Using Wildcard In Index And Match Formula

May 29, 2013

How this could be addressed.

Col. A = Article, Col.B = Part Number, Col.C = Location

I am currently using an index & match formula to create a search function. For example if I want to know what article number PLU547 has then I use

=INDEX(A3:A12,MATCH("*"&A19&"*",B3:B12,0))

This use of wildcard is fine until it comes to part number searches such as PLU54 (which is not in the list). In this instance the formula returns the first article number from the list that starts with PLU54. However, part number PLU54 is a code in its own right and I fear that using the wildcard approach needs a modification to limit the returns.

ARTICLE:
PART NUMBER
Location:

XCA123
PLU546
A1

[Code] ..........

## Formula For Wildcard Search Only If All Critera Is Meet

Apr 30, 2009

i am having some difficulty modifing some existing code which is this: It will count all entries from G14 to G217 if *Ost* is in E14:E217

## Wildcard Info In Output Of Search Formula?

Jul 29, 2014

I have a formula in column J that is the following:

=IF(I541="",IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(LEFT(G541,4)&"*"&RIGHT(G541,4),H541)),G541,""),"")

See screenshot:

I need to replace "G542" in the formula above. For example, in cell J541 shown above, I need it to output "1996-1999|2000-2001" instead of "1996-2001" I need the output to include LEFT(G541,4)&"*"&RIGHT(G541,4)

## Lookup Formula With Wildcard: Force Excel To See * & ? As Characters

Sep 8, 2006

There might be an easy solution for this, but I can't seem to figure it out. I'm trying to do a vlookup with the lookup value being #CFDMSMCSA*4. But the lookup table also has a value #CFDMSMCSAM4 in it.
It keeps returning the value for this #CFDMSMCSAM4 because of the * in the first string. Any ideas.

## Wildcard Search - Titles To Appear In Another Cell

Dec 10, 2013

I have a list of titles that I would like to see if these titles appears in another cell.

Here is the example:
A1
Manager
Assistant Manager
Manager, II
VP
Vice President, Sales
Assistant
Associate

I would like to see if it appear in this cell, regardless where it is the exact text match
B1
Manager, Assistant, VP, Sales

So the result will be like: Screenshot_1.png

## Search Text Cell For Wildcard Match

Feb 27, 2007

I am looking for a way, to search a cell that has a no more than 4 words sperated by a space, and if a match display it.

I had something like this:

IF(Search=LocationList,"true","False"

So the Locationlist is a list of locations that is brought from another sheet with this:

=Addresses!A3&" "&Addresses!B3

and i need to search the cells with in LocationList (about 4000 cells) for a match... is this possbile ?

## Add Wildcard To Workbook Cell Searching Macro. (ws.cells)

Jan 6, 2009

http://www.excelforum.com/excel-prog...problem-2.html

I have a workbook with a macro that searches through worksheets to find certain values and place the location of the value in a worksheet cell. The following line ontains the found cell.

## If Then Using Wildcard

Feb 21, 2009

Have a cell that says something like "123 main street".

I want the cell next to it to = Main if it detects main in the other cell and if not then it should say no. I tried this.

=if(B2="*main","Main","No"

However, it is not working.

## Wildcard

Jun 7, 2006

I transferring data from the mainframe and some data has ????. I can not replace them with something else because excel think it is wildcard. The reason for this request is I was trying to count the number of cells that has ???? and the count was something different each time. If you want to have fun try it out. It will count ?, ??, ??? but not ????.However my question would be how to change this (????) to some thing like unknown...

For Each rngC In rngJbn
rngC = Trim(rngC)
If rngC.Value <> newvalue And rngC.Value <> "ab-" Then
'MsgBox "****" & rngC & "***"
Résultat = Application.CountIf(Range("C2:C" & Range("C" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row).SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible), rngC)

MsgBox rngC & " " & Résultat & " " & i
End If
newvalue = rngC.Value
Next

## Hyperlink With Wildcard

Aug 3, 2013

The idea

[Code] .....

Dropdown list
-------------
O11 = "Land" , "Sea"
P11 = "A - H" , "I - O" , P - Z"

Directory = C:MammalsLandA - HDate_120313 - Carnivore - Code_A3622

The list of filenames in the "A-H" folder has different dates and codes, how do I go about fixing wildcard *Carnivore* so that regardless of the date and code, there will be a match.

list of files in A-H folder
------------------------
Date_120313 - Carnivore - Code_A3622
Date_030213 - Herbivore - Code_A2231
Date_051212 - Hybrid - Code_A4431

## Wildcard In IF Statement

Jun 23, 2014

How to use this wildcard in a IF statement.

[Code] ......

I have a column I'm adding a value to another cell if a piece of text is found in the column I'm looking in. The * is not working at all.

## Turn Off * As A Wildcard

Aug 28, 2007

The use of * as a wildcard in excel can be extremely useful, however, can it be turned off? I work in the education sector and am currently number crunching GCSE results. When it comes to calculating A* grades versus A grades, B grades, etc, I cannot seem to do it because of the wildcard.

## Wildcard Incorrect

Dec 7, 2007

I have tried everything I can think of to get this to work.

I am searching column B for anything containing "Tease", then if found, look to see if column J contains a "W".

Excel doesn't report an error, but this doesn't work:

=SUMPRODUCT((B3:B40="*Tease*")*(J3:J40="W"))

## Can Wildcard Be Used In If Statement

Oct 31, 2011

As far as I know, a wildcard can't be used in an "if" statement. I have a list of "job names" that vary slightly from time to time. When we use a Bunnings "(building account) people give a job name such as "121 William Drive". Sometimes however, the person in the store spells it incorrectly. Is there a way to find a wildcard in the following manner?

Find any word that begins with "121" and ends in "ve"

In a1 it says: "121 wilaim jnes drive" I have tried the following formula in b1:

=IF(a1="121*ve","yes","no")

Why does it say "no"? Is there a formula for using wildcards in an "if" statement?

## VBA Countif With Wildcard

May 15, 2012

Trying to count how many cells in column b contain a value.

using

Application.WorksheetFunction.CountIf(Range("B:B"), "" * "")

getting a type mismatch error.

## Lookup With Wildcard

Mar 27, 2014

I was wondering is there away where i can lookup A:A anything begging with Ves* ? and then i need to copy the formula down to pick up the next one in the list

im guessing something like =VLOOKUP(A:A,"Ves*") but i havent got a clue

## SQL WILDCARD In Column NAME

Feb 18, 2009

In a recent thread, I learnt how to import HTML, using ADO into Excel.

To import the relevant variables, my code is as below: ...

## If Statement With Vlookup And Wildcard

Jan 7, 2014

I need to lookup data from four different columns to match a value in another sheet. The lookup value has to start with "4" in order for it to be the correct match. I've tried the following formula for just two columns:

=IF(VLOOKUP(\$C2,'Sheet 1'!\$D\$2:\$H\$10000,5,FALSE)="4*",VLOOKUP(\$C2,'Sheet 1'!\$D\$2:\$H\$10000,5,FALSE),IF(VLOOKUP(\$C2,'Sheet 2'!\$E\$2:\$G\$10000,3,FALSE)="4*", VLOOKUP(\$C2,'Sheet 2'!\$E\$2:\$G\$10000,3,FALSE),"False"))

The problem I have is that the wildcard function isn't working in my If statement (apparentley that's how Excel was designed). The first vlookup returns the value "40042565" but Excel doesn't show it matching the criteria with the wildcard ("4*").

Any way to lookup the value in C2, search through multiple columns, and return the value that starts with "4"?

## Wildcard Filtering/sorting

Feb 5, 2010

We have an ISP based antispam system which can sometimes incorrectly pickup messages as Spam. I would like to scan through all quarantined messages every week to check that this does not happen. I can export a report from the program to excel but what I would like to do is remove subject lines with common spam words (Viagra, Russian etc) so I don’t need to check these, this would in effect reduce the report by 85%.

Ideally the ‘spam word’ list would be on the second sheet as in example and could be added to as I find obvious words.

The ideal end result would either be all lines which have a word from the ‘Spamwords’ sheet are removed or all lines which do not match the words in the spam list are copied to a new sheet.

## Extract From String Using Wildcard ..

May 14, 2009

I've this question, how do i extract a part of the text using wildcard(example "ID=") in the string in the whole columns and copy to other columns or delete the unwanted.

Below is a example which i create for better understanding.

## Advanced Countif With Wildcard

Mar 31, 2009

I've been looking around for a way to use the countif function in excel with a wildcard, I have a excel list with a column containing data which looks like: ....

## Using Wildcard In VBA Countif Function

Nov 5, 2011

I am trying to return how many cells contain a string of text as entered by the user but I am struggling to put wildcards around my search term. Below is the code I have so far.

Code:
Dim search as String
Dim occurance As Integer

search = InputBox("Search for", "Search Term")
occurance = WorksheetFunction.CountIf(Cells, search)

MsgBox (occurance)

## Search Using Wildcard In Macro

Dec 29, 2011

I have a spreadsheet where there are lines of different Wage Types but only certain combinations are needed. For example I have Pay Area 1234 which needs all wage types except those beginning with a 9.

To do this I have set up Sheet1 to look like this:

12341
12342
12343
12344
12345
12346
12347
12348

and not 12349 as I do not require this type.

The problem here is I need to add a wildcard to the end of these so it finds anything that starts with 12341 etc.

Sheet1 contains the personal details of employees and I have concatenated the Payroll Area and Wage type in column D.

Code:

Sub deleterows()
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Set MySheet = Sheets("data")
LR = MySheet.Cells(Rows.Count, "D").End(xlUp).Row
For i = LR To 2 Step -1

[Code]...

## Excel Lookup With Wildcard?

Jun 20, 2012

I maintain a control list of all properties held by the company. Each month I have to manually review all property-related transactions (see transaction description column) and input in column "Key 1" the property it relates to by reviewing the data in the transaction description and finding the property in the control list. Is there a way I can automate this process with a forumla?

some key points:
- the name in the control list can appear at any positiion in the transaction description
- various transactions relating to the same property will appear in the transaction description listing many times and key 1 will need to be completed against each entry
- if there is no match between the transaction descripton and the control list then the relevant cell in column "Key 1" should show as "Not Found"

Control List
Transaction Description
Key 1
Bligh

[Code].....

## VLookup Of Concatenate With Wildcard

Jan 31, 2014

I would like to Vlookup an association of data in a matrix where not all information is available. e.g:

Vlookup of following data (concatenate):

A1&B1&C1&D1
A2&B2&C2&D2
A3&B3&C3&D3

but in the mapping I would have a wild card (*) in certain columns (not always the same column)

The concatenate would be for exemple:

A1&*&C1&D1
A2&B2&*&D2
*&B3&C3&*

I know it works on the other way around (Vlookup of concatenate with wilrdcards) but I can not have wildcards in my source data.

## Open File Using A Wildcard

Mar 7, 2007

Currently I have some code in a macro that opens a file like so -

Dim theDate As Date, thePath As String, wb As Workbook
theDate = Sheets("ActiveDon").Range("Eventdate").Value
thePath = "C:PROJECT" & Format(theDate, "MM-YY") & " xxx Data.xls"
Set wb = Workbooks.Open(thePath)

This works swell if the file is, say "01-07 xxx Data", but in truth the xxx is variable (but there's always only one). I'd like to make

thePath = "C:PROJECT" & Format(theDate, "MM-YY") & "*wildcard*" & " Data.xls"

so that it will open the file whether it's called "01-07 CA Data.xls" or "01-07 MA Data.xls", or whatever.

Is it possible to use wildcards to do this?

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