# 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?

## Wildcard In IF Statement

Jun 23, 2014

How to use this wildcard in a IF statement.

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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.

## 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"?

## Using Wildcard Characters In IF -THEN Statement

Oct 22, 2007

I'm trying to create 2 separate data sets based on year (06 vs. 07). To do so, I created a column and created an if then statement that populates with Yes If the date value is "like" 2006". Excel didn't like the ? or asterik. Is there some other syntax that will accomplish.

While I open to other approaches for filtering these 2 data sets, Ive been wondering for awhile about excel and wildcard logic.

## Wildcard Character In Sum If Statement

Apr 26, 2007

The below is a formula I utilize to collect totals for individual associates.

=SUM(IF('01_05_07'!\$C\$6:\$C\$102="Petri, Pete #1",'01_05_07'!\$AW\$6:\$AW\$102,0))

What I would like to do is keep this same formula but somehow add a wildcard character so that I could capture all totals for Petri, Pete as there are Petri, Pete #1 thru Petri, Pete #15. Anyone aware how to revise the above formula. I've tried utilizing the * and ? characters but I must be putting them in the wrong place as I am not able to get it to work??

## 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

## Utilize A Select Case Statement In Target Intersect Statement

Jul 28, 2009

I am currently using an Intersect statement in a worksheet module to perform two things:
1. Insert a time stamp into row 2 when row 1 has a price inserted
2.To clear that time stamp if the price is deleted at some later date.

My problem is with the time stamp value being deleted by the user.
If I try to clear the price (now that the time cell =empty) I get a Runtime error 91 - Object Variable or With block variable not set.

I would like to convert this code to a select case statement but I'm not sure how to do this in this situation. Would error coding be appropriate in this instance?

## 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?

Aug 3, 2013

The idea

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Dropdown list
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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
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Date_120313 - Carnivore - Code_A3622
Date_030213 - Herbivore - Code_A2231
Date_051212 - Hybrid - Code_A4431

## 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"))

## Formula Wildcard

May 1, 2009

Hi I have this formula:

## 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: ...

## 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.

## 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.

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

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## 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?

## Importing .txt File With Wildcard

Sep 10, 2007

I am trying to create a macro that imports a text file that has a changing name (it has date/time info in it). The file name will have some consistent parts and the rest I hope to be able to use wildcards on. In the code below, the path will be constant and the file name will always have "Heavy Water" in it. How can I change the code to import any version of the file?

"TEXT;C:UsersG-MoneyDocumentsEVElogsMarketlogsThe Forge-Heavy Water-2007.09.09 184540.txt" _
, Destination:=Range("\$A\$1"))
.Name = "The Forge-Heavy Water-2007.09.09 184540"
.FieldNames = True
.RowNumbers = False
.PreserveFormatting = True
.RefreshOnFileOpen = False
.RefreshStyle = xlInsertDeleteCells

## Wildcard For Text In Sumproduct

Aug 14, 2008

Tring to get the following spread sheet to calc column C using two criteria
Criteria 1 Column D must contain HC Investor anywhere
Criteria 2 Column A must be less than Reimbrusement - 11
The following formula in G2 appears to have an error in criteria 1 ....

## Wildcard Character In IF Condition

Nov 17, 2008

I have a little problem in using wildcard character in IF condition.

eg:
--------------------------
For I = 2 to LastRow
If Activesheet.cells(I,5).Text = "ENF*" then
...........................
...........................
...........................
End If
Next I
--------------------------

I want the code to search for any word starting with ENF and then take the necessary action.

Could anyone tell me how to make use of wildcards in a situation like this.

## Using Wildcard With Search And Replace

Jan 21, 2009

I have numerous formulas that use a macro with an indirect cell reference, for example:
INDIRECT(macro(A21))

I am moving these formulas to a different workbook and I need them to still refer to items in the old sheet. I accomplish this by using this formula:

INDIRECT(CONCATENATE("OtherSheet.xls!",macro(A21)))
This works. However, I need to do a global search and replace for all of these formulas without deleting my indirect cell reference. I could replace
macro
with
CONCATENATE("OtherSheet.xls!",macro
but that would leave me short a ).
Is there a way to use a wildcard to accomplish this? It does not seem that replace
macro(*)
with
CONCATENATE("OtherSheet.xls!",macro(*))

## Extract From String Using Wildcard

May 14, 2009

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.

ExtractSimple.xlsx