Hot Topics

Excel - Find String with wildcards

  powerless 19:33 15 Sep 2010

In excel I can use Find() to find text in a cell, but it requires that I supply it with what I'm looking for.

The problem is that I'm looking for a 7 digit number that will will start with 21 or 61. The other 5 digits will be whatever they are.

Can excel find a 7 digit number that begins with 21 or 61 in a cell?

For example:

A1: EEE/12345 FF: 2144288 - (Should find: 2144288)
A2: UUU- 67890 - TT: 6152989 - (Should find: 6152989)
A3: TT: 6156759 YYY/LLL - (Should find: 6156759)

  Noldi 19:51 15 Sep 2010

If you are using the find (Ctrl + F) then just put 16* or 21* that will find any number starting 16 or 21.


  Noldi 20:01 15 Sep 2010

Sorry did read the question correctly. will look again. I think you can add the * to allow anything that follows the number you enter.


  powerless 20:52 20 Sep 2010

Thanks VoG, that worked.

Noldi - I ain't Ctrl - F it all ;)

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Xiaomi Mi 10 Launches Globally: Price, Release Date, Specs and more

Best Free, Deep Discounted tools for artists and designers 2020

How to get Apple's Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro free

Qwant moteur de recherche par défaut sur les derniers Huawei