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How to handle if cell contains a word then put a text in another cell?

Here is a list of product ID, and now I want to find if the cell contains a string “KTE”, and then put the text “TRUE” into its adjacent cell as below screenshot shown. Have you any quick ways to solve it? In this article, I am talking about the tricks on finding if a cell contains a word and then putting a text into the adjacent cell.


If a cell contains a word then another cell equals a specific text

Here is a simple formula that can help you to quickly check if a cell contains a word, and then put a text in its next cell.

Select the cell you want to put the text, and type this formula =IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("KTE",A2)),"True","") and then drag auto fill handle down to the cells you want to apply this formula. See screenshot:

doc if cell contains a word then equal 8 shot arrow right doc if cell contains a word then equal 9

 

In the formula, A2 is the cell you want to check if contains a specific word, and KTE is the word you want to check, True is the text you want to display in another cell. You can change these references as you need.


If a cell contains a word then select or highlight

If you want to check if a cell contains a specific word and then select or highlight it, you can apply the Select Specific Cells feature of Kutools for Excel, which can quickly handle this job.

Kutools for Excel, with more than 300 handy functions, makes your jobs easier. 

After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:(Free Download Kutools for Excel Now!)

1. Select the range you want to check if the cell contains a specific word, and click Kutools > Select > Select Specific Cells. See screenshot:

doc if cell contains a word then equal 3

2. Then in the popping dialog, check Cell option, and select Contains from the first drop down list, then type the word you want to check into the next textbox. See screenshot:
doc if cell contains a word then equal 4

3. Click Ok, a dialog pops out to remind you how may cells contains the word you want to find, and click OK to close the dialog. See screenshot:
doc if cell contains a word then equal 5

4. Then the cells containing the specified word have been selected, if you want to highlight them, go to Home > Fill Color to choose one fill color to outstanding them.
doc if cell contains a word then equal 6

Tip. If you want to have a free trial of the Select Specific Cells function, please go to free download Kutools for Excel first, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.


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LOL ...did you mean True?
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Embarrrassed...yes, I mean true~~, I have rewrote it, thank u for ur remind.
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How would you write the formula is you have text-text-text and you want to pull the final text? AB-GUFJ-CD if you want to pull the CD?
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Hello, this formula may help you =TRIM(RIGHT(SUBSTITUTE(A12,"-",REPT(" ",255)),255)), A12 is the text string you use, change it as you need. If it works, please let me know. Thanks.
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Thanks for this. Can this code be edited so that instead of placing specific text beside the source text, it can be formatted to place the text in a different cell?
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Sorry, I do not realy understand your question. Could you give me more detail description?
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i know what u mean. i need this function to.
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Do you mean to extract the text in different cell while the cell contains the specifict text as below screenshot shown?
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Hello,

Question. If I need this formula to apply to two different returns. For example, if a cell contains the word "Senior", another cell would return "32" and if the cell contains "Associate" then the other cell would return 16.
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Sorry I cannot figore out the correct formula to solve your problem, you can go to our forum https://www.extendoffice.com/forum.html to place your question, maybe someone can help you.
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Here's the formula. Assume there's a list of titles starting in cell A2:

Senior Engineer
Associate Engineer
Senior Engineer
Senior Engineer
Vice President
Associate Engineer
Associate Engineer
Senior Vice Presdent

In cell B2 (or whatever cell you wish to populate with the results), write:

=IF(ISNUMBER(FIND("Senior",A2)),"32",IF(ISNUMBER(FIND("Associate",A2)),"16"))

You could check for additional values by adding additional nested IF statements.
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If column has text, alpha-numeric & numeric values, using the convert tool does not apply the text values to numeric. Makes sense. Though, how could you configure a IF Vlookup to compensate if a cell has text?
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Sorry, which convert tool you mean? The formula can work correctly whatever the column contains alpha, alpha-numeric or numeric string.
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kolom satu kolom dua kolom 3 (hasil rumus)
adam andi jaya
andi budiarto
budi adam malik
dst dst

bagaimana rumus di kolom 3, jika kita ingin memunculkan nama kolom 2 dikolom 3 yg mengandung teks di kolom satu.

saya minta petunjuk dari para pakar excel.

Terima kasih
Andi
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kolom satu
adam
andi
budi
dst

kolom dua
andi jaya
budiarto
adam malik
dst


kolom 3 (hasil pakai rumus)


pertanyaan:
bagaimana rumus di kolom 3, jika kita ingin memunculkan nama kolom 2 dikolom 3 yg mengandung teks di kolom satu.

saya minta petunjuk dari para pakar excel.

Terima kasih
Andi
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Hi, Andi, I realy like to help you, but I cannot read your language, could you login and upload a screenshot to show the result you want? Then I will try to find method to solve it.
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How do you keep this going, if I have 5 other unique labels that need to spit out 5 other unique corresponding phrases?
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Hi, Andy, yes, you need to use 5 different formulas to acheive your purpose.
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Buen día, disculpa, queria ver si me puedes ayudar con una formula.

En una celda tengo una oracion, y quiero que la celda de un lado me escriba cierta letra o palabra cuando en la primera celda tenga alguna palabra.

Ejemplo
en la celda A1 tengo una oracion: papa manzana pasta, lechuga.
en la celda A2 tengo: papa manzana, zanahoria, lechuga.

Quiero que en la celda B1 me aparezca la palabra "ensalada" solo porque en la A1 tiene "lechuga"
y en la celda B2 me aparezca la palabra: "arbol" porque tiene la palabra "manzana"

Nota quiero que de prioridad a la lechuga antes que a la manzana
Sino se puede dar prioridad entonces digamos que quitamos la palabra "manzana" de la primera oracion


No se si me di a entender, no se me ocurrio como dar el ejemplo
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Hi, luis, here is a formula may help you.
Take an example for explaining the formula, if cell contains "KTE" then returns "Y", if cell contains "KTW" then returns "T", if cell contains both of "KTE' and "KTW" then returns "Y".
=IF(AND(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("KTE",A3)), ISNUMBER(SEARCH("KTW",A3)) ),"Y", IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("KTE",A3)), "Y", IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("KTW",A3)), "T", "")))
change the reference and the values as you need.
https://www.extendoffice.com/images/stories/comments/sun-comment/doc-return-value-based-on-word.png
Tip: If you in spanish version, maybe need to change the formula to spanish formula.
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Buenas noches,

Tengo una columna con varias categorías de tareas (administrativo, profesor, etc) y quiero armar la columna siguiente indicando si es x tarea que sea nivel alto, si es otra Medio y así. Intenté con la fórmula SI y SI. CONJUNTO pero no parece funcionar cuando no hay valores numéricos. Vi ejemplos pero con si C2 es mayor que entonces tal palabra...
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