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How to create a vba code to search a string for values on a list and return with the value found?

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I uploaded an example file with 4 different text strings in column “A” and the desired result in column “B” on sheet1.  The list of values to search for is found in cells on sheet2.
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Here is a user-defined function that will work exactly as you requested:
Public Function Find_Matches(Test_Cell As Range, Lookup_array As Range) As String
    'This returns all substring matches within a cell
    Dim cl As Object
    For Each cl In Lookup_array
        If InStr(1, Test_Cell, cl.Value, vbTextCompare) > 0 Then
            Find_Matches = Find_Matches & cl.Value & ", "
        End If
    Next cl
    If Find_Matches <> "" Then
        Find_Matches = Left(Find_Matches, Len(Find_Matches) - 2)
    Else
        Find_Matches = "NOT FOUND"
    End If
End Function

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In cell B2 you would enter:
=find_matches(A2,Sheet2!$A$2:$A$5)

and you could then copy that to each cell below.  

If more than one match is found, they are all shown - separated by commas.

Regards,
-Glenn
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by:kbay808
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Perfect!!!  Thank you very much.
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by:Glenn Ray
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You're welcome.  You'd be surprised how often I use this UDF myself.

-Glenn
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