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Extract last word in cell
Table of Contents Extract the last word Extract the last letter Extract the last number Get Excel *.xlsx file 1. […]
Extract first word in cell
The formula in cell C3 grabs the first word in B3 using a blank as the delimiting character. =LEFT(B3,SEARCH(" ",B3)-1) […]
Count cells containing text from list
The array formula in cell F3 counts cells in column B that contains at least one of the values in […]
If cell contains multiple values
This article demonstrates formulas that perform a partial match for a given cell using multiple strings specified in cells F2 […]
Match two columns and return another value on the same row
This article demonstrates formulas that match two conditions in a column each and return another value on the same row […]
INDEX MATCH with multiple criteria
This article demonstrates formulas that let you perform lookups using two or more conditions. The image above shows two conditions […]
If cell contains text
This article demonstrates different formulas based on if a cell contains a given text. Formula in cell C3: =B3=$E$3 The […]
Find last value in a column
This article demonstrates formulas that return the last value in a given cell range or column. The image above shows […]
Partial match values and return value with highest level
This article demonstrates a formula that searches a cell (partial match) based on values in a table and returns a […]
Split search value using a delimiter and search for each substring
This article demonstrates formulas and a UDF that searches for values in a table based on concatenated values and returns […]
How to extract rows containing digits [Formula]
This article describes a formula that returns all rows containing at least one digit 0 (zero) to 9. What's on […]
Working with classic ciphers in Excel
What's on this page Reverse text Insert random characters Convert letters to numbers How to shuffle characters in the alphabet […]
Sort and return unique distinct single digits from cell range
This article demonstrates a formula that filters unique distinct single digits from a cell range containing numbers. Cell range B3:B6 […]
Wildcard lookups and include or exclude criteria
This article demonstrates three different ways to filter a data set if a value contains a specific string and if […]
How to use the SEARCH function
Returns a number representing the position a substring is, if found in a textstring. FIND is case sensitive and SEARCH is not.
Partial match and return multiple adjacent values
This article demonstrates array formulas that search for cell values containing a search string and returns corresponding values on the […]
Search each column for a string each and return multiple records – OR logic
RU asks: Can you please suggest if i want to find out the rows with fixed value in "First Name" […]
Filter records based on a date range and a text string
Murlidhar asks: How do I search text in cell and use a date range to filter records? i.e st.Dt D1 […]
Fuzzy vlookup [Array formula]
This formula returns multiple values even if they are arranged differently or have minor misspellings compared to the lookup value.
Text to columns: Split words in a cell
This blog article describes how to split strings in a cell with space as a delimiting character, like Text to […]
Highlight records containing text strings (AND Logic)
The picture above shows you how to highlight rows containing text strings using conditional formatting. Example, continents criterion (cell B3) […]
Lookup and return multiple values concatenated into one cell
This article demonstrates how to find a value in a column and concatenate corresponding values on the same row. The […]
Return multiple matches with wildcard vlookup
Mr.Excel had a "challenge of the month" June/July 2008 about Wildcard VLOOKUP: "The data in column A contains a series […]
Extract unique distinct values if value contains string
The image above demonstrates a formula in cell F3 that extracts unique distinct values from column B if they contain […]
Filter duplicate values in a range using “contain” condition
The array formula in cell B10 extracts duplicate values from cell range B2:D4 if they contain string specified in cell […]
Extract unique distinct text values containing string in a range
The formula in cell B10 extracts unique distinct values from cell range B2:d4 that contains the string specified in cell […]
Filter unique distinct values where adjacent cells contain search string
Question: How do I create a unique distinct list where adjacent cell values contain a search string? AA102 CA AA103 […]
5 easy ways to VLOOKUP and return multiple values
This post explains how to lookup a value and return multiple values. No array formula required.
Search and display all cells that contain multiple search strings
Jerome asks, in this blog post Search for multiple text strings in multiple cells in excel : If the list […]
Sum cells containing numbers and text based on a condition
Question: I want to sum cells that have a "C" and a decimal number. The cells have other numbers and […]
Perform multiple partial matches and return records – AND logic
Question: Can expand this equation set into more than two colums of data, say if I had a first, middle […]
Partial match based on two conditions
Question: I want to search two columns with two search strings? The strings can be anywhere in these two columns […]
Partial match with two conditions and return multiple results
This article demonstrates a formula that extracts a row or record from a data table using two strings as criteria. […]
Partial match for multiple strings – AND logic
This article demonstrates formulas that let you perform partial matches based on multiple strings and return those strings if all […]
How to extract email addresses from an Excel sheet
Question: How to extract email addresses from this sheet? Answer: It depends on how the emails are populated in your worksheet? […]
How to search for a string in a column
Question: How do i create a flexible search formula to search a list? Answer: The following formula let´s you search […]
Filter unique distinct records
Table of contents Filter unique distinct row records Filter unique distinct row records but not blanks Filter unique distinct row […]

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