Who do I identify cells that contain special characters in an excel worksheet

Posted on 2015-01-20
Last Modified: 2015-01-20
I queried a database and need to identify records that contain special characters (anything other than alpha or numeric.)  I would like an X to be inserted in column A if any cell on that row contains a special character. I would also like the cell that contains the special character to be marked in some way (highlighted) or test is bold red, etc.
I have uploaded the file.  What would work best for this situation?
Question by:klitton7
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assuming your data do not have spaces.

you can use this formula in the condtional formatting.


see attached file

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My data does have spaces..  see attached.
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ProfessorJimJam earned 500 total points
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see the attached macro enabled file.

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Perfect solution!

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