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How to find and replace string within formulas only in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-09-08

As we known, we can use Find and Replace function to quickly find a specific character or string and replace with another one in Excel. But have you ever tried to find and replace string only within formulas?

Find and replace string within formulas

Find and replace string within formulas

Supposing you want to find $C$1 in formulas, and replace it with $C$2, how can you do?

1. Select the range or the worksheet you use, press Ctrl + G to enable Go To dialog, click Special.
doc find replace string in formula 1

2. In the Go To Special dialog, check Formulas option.
doc find replace string in formula 2

3. Click OK. Now all formulas have been selected.
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4. Press Ctrl + H to display Find and Replace dialog, in Find what textbox type the string you want to find, and type the string you want to use in Replace with textbox.
doc find replace string in formula 4

5. Click Replace All, a dialog pops out to remind you the number of replacements and all $C$1 have been replaced with $C$2.
doc find replace string in formula 5

6. Click OK > Close to close dialogs.

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