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based on a value in sheet 1 field b1 I would like to loop thru sheet 2 the entire column "a" and find and replace values containing "car" with  the word "transport"
if sheet 1 b1 = 1 then replace values that are months with seaons

i.e

if sheet 1 b1 = "1"

the replace "car" with  "transport"

if

if sheet 1 b1 = "2"

the replace "snacks" with  "food"

if sheet 1 b1 = "3"

the replace "pills" with  "medicine"
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by:rutgermons
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I guess substitute may be the better term used for this
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In Excel VBA:
Sub SubstA()
  strFind = ""
  strRepl = ""
  Select Case [Sheet1!B1].Value
    Case 1: strFind = "car": strRepl = "transport"
    Case 2: strFind = "snacks": strRepl = "food"
    Case 3: strFind = "pills": strRepl = "medicine"
  End Select
  [Sheet2!A:A].Replace strFind, strRepl, xlWhole
End Sub

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Calling that sub (macro) should perform that simple task.
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