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Posted on 2011-09-12
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How can I replace, in a column, a caracter by an other one.

example:

With Worksheets("Question").Range("A:A").Selection
    .Replace What:="Your Name?", Replacement:="Question1", LookAt:=xlPart, MatchCase:=False
End With
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by:Shanmuga Sundaram
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Let us assume that in A1 cell we have Welcome. then this formula

=REPLACE(A1,FIND("o",A1,1),3,"t") will replace o with t.

The result will be as Welctme
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by:Shanmuga Sundaram
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sorry this should be
=REPLACE(A1,FIND("o",A1,1),3,"t") will replace o with t.
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=REPLACE(A1,FIND("o",A1,1),1,"t") will replace o with t.
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by:Shanmuga Sundaram
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The best way i would recommend is to go for a macro
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by:Shanmuga Sundaram
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Public Sub replacechar()
Dim findstring As String
Dim replacestring As String
findstring = "e"
replacestring = "t"
    For i = 1 To 100 ' cells from first row to 100 in the column A (A1 to A100)
    If Cells(i, 1) <> "" Then
    Do Until InStr(1, Cells(i, 1), findstring, vbTextCompare) = 0
        Cells(i, 1) = Replace(LCase(Cells(i, 1)), LCase(findstring), LCase(replacestring), 1, 1, vbTextCompare)
    Loop
    End If
    Next i
End Sub
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Karl001 earned 0 total points
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found solution by usion macro record:

Columns("A:A").Select
Selection.Replace What:="YourName?", _
                               Replacement:=",Question,", LookAt:=xlPart , _
                               SearchOrder:=xlByRows, MatchCase:=False, SearchFormat:=False, _
                               ReplaceFormat:=False
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by:Karl001
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