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How to determine if a number or value is in a range in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2020-07-02

Sometimes you need to check or determine if a number or value is in a range. In this tutorial, we will show you how to achieve it.

Determine if a number or value is in a range with Formula
Determine if a number or value is in a range with Kutools for Excel

Determine if a number or value is in a range with Formula

As below screenshot shown, you can determine if a number “5972”or text “new” exits in the range A1:E8 with the following formula. Please do as follows.

1. Select a blank cell for locating the result. Enter formula =IF(COUNTIF(A1:E8,"new"),"Yes","No") into the Formula Bar, and then press the Enter key.


1. In the formula, A1:E8 is the range you want to find certain number or value inside.
2. “new” is the value you are going to find. You can change this text to number, or other values as you need.
3. If the result turns to “Yes”, it means that the number or value is existing in the specified range. And if displays “No”, it indicates the finding number or value is not locating in that range.

Determine if a number or value is in a range with Kutools for Excel

Besides the above formula, you can determine if a number or value is in a range with the Select Specific Cells utility of Kutools for Excel.

Before applying Kutools for Excel, please download and install it firstly.

1. Select the range you want to determine if a number or value is located, then click Kutools > Select > Select Specific Cells

2. In the Select Specific Cells dialog box, select the Cell option in the Selection type section, select Equals in the Specific type drop-down list, then enter the number or value you want to find in range, and finally click the OK button. See screenshot:

If the number or value exists in the specified range, you will get the following dialog box. Click the OK button, then the cell will be selected immediately.

But if the number or value does not exist in the specified range, you will get the below dialog box.

  If you want to have a free trial (30-day) of this utility, please click to download it, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.

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