Solved

find and replace in Excel

Posted on 2011-09-14
3
188 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Is it possible to do find and replace on a collection of cells in Excel? For example, I tried selecting a column that has cells with text in them and I looked for the letter a
but it did not find it even though there were many. I also tried just selecting the cells but not the entire column but still get that it does not find any.

Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:onyourmark
3 Comments
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
rodeca earned 167 total points
ID: 36541555
Well, it must work...

Check if there is some option inadvertedly selected: go to "Find & Replace" window, <Options...> button, and see "match case" option, "match full cell" option... (I don't know how they are spelled in English Excel)

HIH





0
 
LVL 10

Assisted Solution

by:ukerandi
ukerandi earned 166 total points
ID: 36542431
you can use to folowing function find "a" in cells

=MID(B1,FIND("a",B1),1)
0
 
LVL 92

Assisted Solution

by:Patrick Matthews
Patrick Matthews earned 167 total points
ID: 36545505
In addition to checking whether you selected 'match case', also be sure to check whether you are searching in values or in formulas.
0

Featured Post

Why You Should Analyze Threat Actor TTPs

After years of analyzing threat actor behavior, it’s become clear that at any given time there are specific tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) that are particularly prevalent. By analyzing and understanding these TTPs, you can dramatically enhance your security program.

Join & Write a Comment

What is a Form List Box? (skip if you know this) The forms List Box is the alternative to the ActiveX list box. If you are using excel 2007, you first make sure you have a developer tab (click the Orb)->"Excel Options"->Popular->"Show Developer tab…
Convert between Excel file formats (.XLS, .XLSX, .XLSM) with/without macro option David Miller (dlmille) Intro Over this past Fall, I've had the opportunity to see several similar requests and have developed a couple related solutions associate…
The viewer will learn how to use the =DISCRINV command to create a discrete random variable, use this command to model a set of probabilities and outcomes in a Monte Carlo simulation, and learn how to find the standard deviation of a set of probabil…
This Micro Tutorial demonstrates in Microsoft Excel how to consolidate your marketing data by creating an interactive charts using form controls. This creates cool drop-downs for viewers of your chart to choose from.

758 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now