String search - multiple occurrences
I have a set of cells that have a value of letters in them, say "PM123" in cell D1. I want to compare that value to multiple cells, say in A1, B1 and C1, and see if it is in there.
However I want to search if it's partially in there, so if "PM123" is what I am looking for in cell D1, I want it to be found if it is in B1 as "ZZPM123XX", and the same true if it is cell A1 or C1.
Any ideas? I have tried find, iserror, if statements, none of which I can get to work with multiple cells, searching only part of the cell, and alpha chars.
In my spreadsheet, I have a column where each cell contain a string. For example one cell may have the string 'ICU:Mayo Clinic', while another cell may have 'ICU:Mountain View'. and so on. Other cells can have a string that does not say ICU. for example it could be 'Ward: Foothills Hospital'.
I would like search and return the number of occurrences for 'ICU' within that column.
Looking for the most efficient way to determine the position of the LAST occurrence of specific text in a cell. So, if A1 contained AbcdefgAhijklmAnopqrstAuvwxyAz, and my criterion was "A", then I would like the formula in B1 to return 29.
It's annoying that neither FIND nor SEARCH has an "occurrence" option. I can build a compound formula using multiple uses of FIND, but it's hugely inefficient since I don't know what the maximum number of occurrences will be.
In a cell I have a text string.C0023. I would like to have some VBA code or other way which will take that string and search in a specific folder which contains sub-folders and return a list of all the excel files which contain that string. I can do a search with the Microsoft search engine to obtain the list, so if it that can be set up to run with code, that should be good. I have searched forums and Googled but trying to phrase the question clutters the results.
I am trying to come up with a formula that will allow me to check whether a particular text string exists in a cell and if it does write that value in the adjacent cells.
To explain, I have a column containing about 50k text phrases. I have another column on a separate worksheet containing about 7k place names. I want to check every cell in the first column to see if there are any occurrences of any of the place names from the second list. If there is a match then the value from the second list should be written to the adjacent cell in the first list. I have attached a sample workbook to clarify.
The lookup needs to be case insensitive but should only match whole words (ie London should match with London but chester should not match with Manchester). Also some of the place names in the second list are multiple words.
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