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I have a spreadsheet that in column A, will have a number of things listed in it. I want to have column D show up as either a laptop or a desktop, based on the values in column A. The equation for column D at the moment, reads:

=IFERROR(IF(SEARCH("blah",A2),"Laptop",""),"Desktop")

The logic says that if it isn't a match, say it is a Desktop. This is fine, but I need to be able to search for any of a number of terms, and if there is no match, then say it is a desktop. So for instance, how does one change the above query to match for any of the following (but not all):

blah
blah2
blah3

is there a way to do a search for any one of the following?
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I see this might be a possible solution, but am uncertain how to join the two.

=OR(first condition, second condition, …, etc.)
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=IF(SUM(COUNTIF(A2,"*" &{"blah1";"blah2";"blah3"}& "*"))>0,"laptop","desktop")
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