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Hi Experts,

     I have a spreadsheet with over 100k rows of data.  I typically have to search on 100 or more keywords within this spreadsheet.  What would be the best or fastest language to use for this if developing an app to perform this function?    Right now, the Visual Basic App that I have is taking over 20 minutes to search on just 60 words through 100k rows of data on my spreadsheet.  There's got to be a quicker way.  Any suggestions are very much appreciated.
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Are you searching through every column in the rows... or just certain columns?  How many columns are you searching?  How much data is in these columns?

These are all important things to know to determine best methods.

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would be doing a complete sweep of the spreadsheet.  The column range would be from A to M.  Report size varies from 80k to 120k rows.  Data in these columns consists of single words, multiple words, file paths, domain\username, etc, etc....
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hi itsmevic,

Thank you for the points. Would you mind showing the final code you are now using?

Rob