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If search finds a certain word in range then add specific comment to different cell

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How do I modify this so that it searches a range not single cells? So for example instead of AV2, I would like the range of AV:AZ to be searched for the word "A9270". Same for Fluoride.  Is it also possible to use Floride, Oral, Dental, Tooth. Any one of these could appear in a range. Then what would happen is the comments in the "" if match word is found will be added in a different column.

=IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("A9270",$AV2)),"A9270 By definition this is a HCPCS for non-covered services. Need instruction on benefit response.  Authorization has this code.", IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("Fluoride",$AV2))," Analysis required. Claims with Dental codes.","Analysis Required"))
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by:ProfessorJimJam
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try this formula. it must be entered with control shift enter. becuase it is an array formula

but i suggest you use excel tables instead of whole column reference in AVto AZ

here is the formula

=IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(AV:AZ,{"A9270","Floride","Oral","Dental","Tooth"})),"Analysis Required","not required")

if any of those texts found in that AV:AZ then it will return analysis required and if not found then it will return not required.
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by:Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)
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You may try something like this......

=IF(COUNTIF($AV:$AZ,"*A9270*"),"A9270 By definition this is a HCPCS for non-covered services. Need instruction on benefit response.  Authorization has this code.", IF(COUNTIF($AV:$AZ,"*Fluoride*")," Analysis required. Claims with Dental codes.","Analysis Required"))

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by:Culwatrnca11
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Neeraj,

Your version is working for my situation, how would you modify it to include multiple criteria? Fluoride, Dental, Oral, Teeth. Any one of these could appear in the range.

=IF(COUNTIF($AV:$AZ,"*A9270*"),"A9270 By definition this is a HCPCS for non-covered services. Need instruction on benefit response.  Authorization has this code.", IF(COUNTIF($AV:$AZ,"*Fluoride*")," Analysis required. Claims with Dental codes.","Analysis Required"))
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Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj) earned 500 total points
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Do you want to return the same statement if any cell in the range AV:AZ contains a string with either Fluoride or Dental or Oral or Teeth?
If so, you may try this.....

=IF(COUNTIF($AV:$AZ,"*A9270*"),"A9270 By definition this is a HCPCS for non-covered services. Need instruction on benefit response.  Authorization has this code.", IF(SUM(COUNTIF($AV:$AZ,{"*Fluoride*","*Dental*","*Oral*","*Teeth*"}))>0," Analysis required. Claims with Dental codes.","Analysis Required"))

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by:Culwatrnca11
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yes same statement as fluoride, even if dental, oral or teeth are found.
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by:Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)
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Then the suggested formula would work for you.
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by:Culwatrnca11
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Neeraj,

Worked perfectly..  Thank you very much.  can you tell me what the * means or does?

,{"*Fluoride*","*Dental*","*Oral*","*Teeth*"}))>
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by:Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)
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* is a wildcard character. e.g. in *Fluoride* means there maybe some characters before Fluoride and after Fluoride.
But if your cells contain only Fluoride, you may remove the * from the formula.
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by:Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)
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You're welcome. Glad to help.
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by:Culwatrnca11
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Thank you for explaining... makes sense now. take care
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by:Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)
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You're welcome.
Thanks and you too.
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