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How to quickly check if a range contains some values in Excel?

If there are a huge range and each cell contains several data, and how can you quickly check if it contains some values in a column as below screenshot shown? In this article, I introduce some tricks on solving this problem.
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Check if a range contains some values with formula

Check if a range contains some values with formula

Select a blank cell next to the value you want to check if appears in the range, type this formula =COUNTIF($A$2:$A$6,"*"&B2&"*")>0, and drag the auto fill handle down to check other values. See screenshot:
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1. In the formula, A2:A6 is the range you want to use, B2 is the value you want to check if appears in the range.

2. This formula also can use to a range that each cell contains one data.

Tip. If you want to select a specific value in a range, you can apply Kutools for Excel’s Select Specific Cells feature as below screenshot shown.

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