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REPLACE: Google Sheets Formulae Explained

How do you use REPLACE in Google Sheets?

To use REPLACE in Google Sheets, you simply need to type =REPLACE( into the cell where you want to perform the replacement, and then input the text you want to replace, the text you want to replace it with, and the number of times you want it to occur. For example, if you wanted to replace all instances of "apple" with "orange" in the text "I love apples" you would type =REPLACE("I love apples","apple","orange",3) into the cell. This would replace the first, third, and fifth instances of "apple" with "orange".

What is the syntax of REPLACE in Google Sheets?

The REPLACE() function in Google Sheets replaces a substring in a text string with another substring. The syntax for the REPLACE() function is as follows:

=REPLACE(text, old_substring, new_substring)

In the function, text is the text string in which the substring is to be replaced. old_substring is the substring that is to be replaced with new_substring.

What is an example of how to use REPLACE in Google Sheets?

In Google Sheets, the REPLACE function can be used to replace text in a cell with another text string. The function takes two arguments: the text to be replaced and the text to replace it with. The function can be used to replace text in a cell with a new text string, or to replace specific characters in a text string with another character.

When should you not use REPLACE in Google Sheets?

There are a few occasions when you should not use the REPLACE function in Google Sheets. One instance is when you are trying to replace text that is not in a specific location. For example, if you want to replace the word "the" with "a" throughout a document, you would use the find and replace feature in a word processing program, rather than the REPLACE function in Google Sheets. Another time you should not use the REPLACE function is when you are trying to replace text that is formatted in a specific way. For example, if you want to replace all the text in a cell that is bolded, you would use the find and replace feature in Google Sheets, rather than the REPLACE function.

What are some similar formulae to REPLACE in Google Sheets?

Some similar formulae to REPLACE in Google Sheets are:

=REPLACE(text, start_num, num_chars, new_text)

=REPLACE(text, find, replace, text)

=REPLACE(text, from_text, to_text)

=REPLACE(text, pattern, replacement)

=REPLACE(text, old_text, new_text)

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