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I have one of these simple request, probably could research more but no time. I've got a spread sheet, and one of the columns has letter codes. I need to change the P to Premium.   When I do a find and replace all it wants to go through the entire sheet and not just the single column.

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Question by:Dan Purcell
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by:Lee Ingalls
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Highlight the column or row you wish to Find/Replace in... or make the selection in the Find/Replace Options.
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select rows you want to search in and then activate Replace feature in Excel (Ctrl+H).
Type P as value you are looking for
and Premium as value you want to replace
Click advanced Options and tick Match entire cell contents to avoid replace cell content if that content is not a single P, but workd starting with P (e.g. with not ticked also cell with text Paris will be replaced with Premium. If you tick that field Paris will be ignored)

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by:Dan Purcell
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Thanks for the quick response. My dilemma is that the next column also has single P's and I don't want them replaced.

The P in the column I want changed is "Price Level" The next column has "Rows" which has a number of P's also


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if you select only column(s)/row(s) where oyu want to change it? It could make a trick
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by:Dan Purcell
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I tried search by column
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by:Dan Purcell
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didn't work either. Do I need a macro?
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javagod, highlight the column in which you want to search before activating the Search. If its the whole column click on the column letter at the top; if its a specific range within the column highlight the whole range before the search.

When only one cell is highlighted the Search will do the whole sheet. If multiple cells are highlighted the search will only search those cells.

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Rob H
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