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SEARCH: Google Sheets Formulae Explained

How do you use SEARCH in Google Sheets?

SEARCH is used to find specific text within a Google Sheet. To use SEARCH, type the text you are looking for in the search bar at the top of the screen and press enter. Google Sheets will highlight all instances of the text you searched for within the sheet.

What is the syntax of SEARCH in Google Sheets?

The syntax of SEARCH in Google Sheets is as follows:

=SEARCH(string, substring, [position])

string - The text you are looking for.

substring - The text you want to find within string.

position - (optional) The position within string where substring should be found. If omitted, substring will be found from the beginning of string.

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

The SEARCH function in Google Sheets can be used to find specific text or values within a range of cells. For example, if you wanted to find the value of cell A1, you could use the following formula: =SEARCH("A1",A2:A10) This would return the value "A1" if it is found in the range A2:A10, or the value "Not Found" if it is not found.

When should you not use SEARCH in Google Sheets?

SEARCH should not be used when you are looking for a specific result. For example, if you want to find the value of pi, you would use the function PI. If you are looking for a specific cell reference, you can use the function VLOOKUP. SEARCH should only be used when you are looking for a specific word or phrase within a range of cells.

What are some similar formulae to SEARCH in Google Sheets?

The following are some similar formulae to SEARCH in Google Sheets:

FIND: Finds a specific value in a range of cells.

SEARCH: Looks for a specified text string in a range of cells.

VLOOKUP: Looks up a value in the first column of a table and returns the corresponding value in the second column.

HLOOKUP: Looks up a value in the first row of a table and returns the corresponding value in the second column.

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