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Formula to search text including double quotation marks ("")

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Gurus,

I have to search for a string of text in a field; the text includes quotation marks like this:

to "ABC"

So, the text includes the word to, a space, and then a value seperated by "".

I'm close but can't get it - can you help?

Thanks in advance!
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The short answer is, use ' (single-quotes) around the string in CR.  For example:

 'to "ABC"'   (that's a single-quote at the beginning and end)


 If you need something more specific, post your formula.

 James
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This worked great!  So simple...yet when you don't know I wasted hours.  When will I learn to get to ee faster!

Thanks again!!!
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You're welcome.

 I know what you mean.  It doesn't matter how simple it is if you don't know it.  :-)

 CR makes this easy because it accepts both single and double-quotes as string delimiters.  You can even use both in the same formula, so if you needed a string that contained "'" (a single-quote inside double-quotes), you could use:

'"' + "'" + '"'    (single-double-single + double-single-double + single-double-single)

 (If you copy and paste that into something else, like the CR formula editor, or just something like Notepad, it's a lot easier to see.  The quotes all blend together in my browser)

 James
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