# Finding text with two cells

I want to look at two cells and check for information.  In the A column I want to determine if the cell contains "***" which will be included with other text.  In addition I want to look at another cell to determine if the amount is over 32.
Here is my formula so far and it doesn't work.
=IF(AND(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("***",A5)))*E5>32,"Yes","No")
No matter what A5 contains (1, 2, 3 or no "*") the reply is "Yes."

Marvin
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Commented:
The asterisks are wildcards, in order to override that you need to use tildes...

eg

=IF(AND(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("~*~*~*",A5)))*E5>32,"Yes","No")
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Commented:
Try FIND instead of SEARCH - FIND doesn't recognise wildcards so it treats the asterisks as you want.

You also need to tidy up the way you have used AND because it isn't treating E5>32 as a separate condition

Try this version

=IF(AND(ISNUMBER(FIND("***",A5)),E5>32),"Yes","No")

regards, barry
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Author Commented:
Thanks....
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