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.

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Nov 29, 2007

in the table i have


I need one list that will show me all items that are on list so i would get:


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Jan 14, 2009

I need to do sorting and filtering the similar records to new worksheet. I need you help to do this job, give some idea or command to use for the following steps.

I have attached the worksheet newtran.xls.

1. I need to find the last column, the column will be increased or decreases. so that we need to find the last column at time of running the macro. Now the value is there till column DD

2. I need to concatenate the column B, D, F to last column find out at 1 step. Insert a new column and place the concatenated value.

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4. Find the similar row on concatenated column and entire row need to be moved to new worksheet.

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Smith 9 Random St, PN 063512698 4LN867
Butt 89 Yeah Pl, PN 063569986 D920HK
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Nov 1, 2008

Background: I am HR manager for a construction company & keeper of the call-in list of personnel who are looking for work. I have a simple sheet that has columns:

Date Name Craft Experience ...more info...

If each call-in had only one craft, wouldn't have a problem. Those who are multicrafted ar listed e.g. "EL, MW, BM" In the column C. A caller two days later may be listed as "MW, BM, EL" We input the data as they say it since that is usually their order of expertise. (Yes, I know that it should have been set up with each craft having its own column, but I inherited the sheet & it has 4000+ entries)

I wrote a couple of small macros & assigned buttons on the sheet to allow the users to sort the sheet by date, or name, or craft. My customers (project managers) have requested to be able to sort by craft but have all the folks with any specific craft listed together.

Example (Excel 2003): ..

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I have attached a copy (example from the data that I have) .

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Feb 21, 2009

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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...

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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
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The idea

[Code] .....

Dropdown list
O11 = "Land" , "Sea"
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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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[Code] ......

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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:


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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*").

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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:

I was thinking the formula might look like:

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


and not 12349 as I do not require this type.

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

The concatenate would be for exemple:


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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

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