# How to use If Cell Contains formulas in Excel

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Excel consists of various types of data containing different specifications. Excel permits its users to access different features in storing and analyzing their data. The most common and useful feature of excel that helps the excel users in activating several excel functions is the use of formulas. Formulas are the basic and most important component of an excel worksheet that helps to organize data in a simple and quick manner. It establishes certain grounds for the production of a precise and accurate data.

The use of if cell contains formulas are also an essential type of formula that enable the users to check certain specifications in the output of any type of data. These formulas basically allow the users to interpret the data containing true and false information. For find certain type of text or string in a data these formulas are very helpful. There are different methods and techniques to use if cell contains formulas. In this article we have highlighted some of these techniques to specify certain information in a data. These methods are applicable for 2016\2019\mac\online versions.

**How To Use If Cell Contains Formulas In Excel By Using Search Function?**

If cell contains formulas can be used to check specific text present in a data by using search function. This function helps the users to search specific piece of text they are looking for in a data by simply inputting the desired text into the formula. The steps for the activation of search function for searching of a specific text are mentioned below. This feature works with 2016\2019\mac\online versions.

1. First we will select the cells from where we have to search a specific string i.e. A2

2. Then we will enter the formula=ISNUMBER(SEARCH(“books”,A2)). If the selected cell consists the desired data True will be written on the other cell but if does not consists the specific text then False will be written.

3. Then we will search for the specific text in all the other cells by using the feature of auto fill.

This technique is applicable for 2016\2019\mac\online versions.

**How To Use If Cell Contains Formulas In Excel By Using Find Function?**

There is another important feature used for checking a certain text in a data but instead of searching the desired text it finds that text that is why it is called as find function. It is also an essential and useful feature in excel for finding specific text. Following steps should be followed for accessing find function. This technique is applicable for 2016\2019\mac\online versions.

1. First we will select the cell from which we want to find the required data i.e.A2.

2. Then we will enter the formula =ISNUMBER(FIND(“books”,A2)). It will produce the same results are that of Search function.

3. Then we will apply this formula in all the other cells by using Auto fill.

4. This will help us in finding the specific string from the selected cell.

This feature works with 2016\2019\mac\online versions.

**How To Use If Cell Contains Formulas In Excel By Using If Function?**

If function is also another feature that helps to find a specific string in a data and it works with 2016\2019\mac\online versions. The steps to activate if function are given below:

1. First we will select the cell from which we need to find the texti.e.A2

2. Then we will apply the formula=IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(B2,A2)),”Found”,”Not Found”).

3. If the wanted substring is present in the cell, then Found will be written otherwise Unfound will be shown.

This feature works with 2016\2019\mac\online versions.

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