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How to reverse search last word in a string with formula in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-11-13

In general, we search word from left side in a string, but would you ever tried to reverse search the word in a string, which means to quickly get the last word from string as below screenshot shown. Here, I introduce some formulas to help you quickly find the last word in a string in Excel sheet.
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Reverse search to find last word in Excel


Reverse search last word in Excel

To reverse search the last word, you just need one of below formulas.

=RIGHT(A1,LEN(A1)-FIND("|",SUBSTITUTE(A1," ","|",LEN(A1)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(A1," ","")))))

=IF(ISERROR(FIND(" ",A1)),A1, RIGHT(A1,LEN(A1) - FIND("|",SUBSTITUTE(A1," ","|",LEN(A1)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(A1," ",""))))))

Select a blank cell which you will place the search word, use one formula above, and press Enter key. Now the last words of the strings will be found.
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