How to check if cell contains partial text in Excel

August 1, 2022
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Excel comprises of various kind of day and information. A vast amount of data can be stored and analyze in excel. Excel worksheet has a capability of storing file of any size. It maintains the data in a well organized form. Interpret of large files in excel is a difficult task. For final a single vital information we need to check each and every cell in excel. This is quite time taking and arduous for excel users.

Fortunately excel provides certain functions to excel users which enables them to check a cell consisting of their desired text by using If Cell Formulas. These formulas are very helpful in specifying a certain piece of information. It helps the users to find a specific text easily in large data files. In this article we will highlight some if cell contains formulas that will help the users to check the cell containing partial text. These methods are compatible to 2016/2019/mac/online versions.

How To Check If Cell Contains Partial Text From the Beginning of Text?

The data stored in our excel worksheet consists of text separated by delimiters. The delimiters divide the text in certain parts like first, second part. To check the partial text in the beginning of the full text in the entire excel worksheet we use formulas. The steps to check a partial text from the beginning are described below. This process works with 2016/2019/mac/online versions.

1. First, we will select a single cell from where we want to find the specific text.

2. After that we will apply formula in the formula box i.e., =IF(COUNTIF(A2,ERT*),Yes,No).

3. If the cell contains the wanted text Yes will be written otherwise No will be seen.

4. Next, we will apply the formula in the rest of the cell by using auto fill.

5. The result will be the finding of the text from the cells of the entire spreadsheet.

This method is applicable for 2016/2019/mac/online versions.


How to Check If Cell Contains Partial Text From the End of Text?

If formula can be applied to find the specific text from the end of the data. A certain string pretty at the end of data can be found easily by following the steps given below. This method works with 2016/2019/mac/online versions.

1. First, we will select the cell consisting of data we want to check to find the specific string.

2. Then we will enter the formula in the formula box=IF(COUNTIF(A2,*EGH),Yes,No).

3. This will help us in finding the desired text from the data. After that we will apply the formula to the cells of the entire spreadsheet.

This process works with 2016/2019/mac/online versions.


How To Check If Cell Contains Partial Text From Text with specific character?

To find a certain text string from the text with specific character we will follow the steps mentioned below. This method is applicable for 2016/2019/mac/online versions.

1. First, we will select the cell from which we want to find the desired text string.

2. Then we will enter the formula in the formula box i.e., =IF(COUNTIF(A2,ZTY098UIJ),Yes,No).

3. This will result in finding of the desired string from the data.


This method works with 2016/2019/mac/online versions.


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