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SUBSTITUTE: Excel Formulae Explained

How do you use SUBSTITUTE in Excel?

The SUBSTITUTE function in Excel is used to replace a given text string with a new text string. The function takes three arguments: the text string to be replaced, the new text string, and the position of the first occurrence of the text string to be replaced. The SUBSTITUTE function can be used to replace text strings in cells, formulas, and text strings in charts.

What is the syntax of SUBSTITUTE in Excel?

The Excel SUBSTITUTE function replaces a given substring with another substring in a text string. The syntax for the SUBSTITUTE function is SUBSTITUTE(text, old_text, new_text, [instance_num]). The text argument is the text string in which the substring is to be replaced. The old_text argument is the substring to be replaced. The new_text argument is the replacement substring. The instance_num argument is an optional argument that specifies the occurrence of the old_text argument in the text string. If the instance_num argument is omitted, the function replaces all occurrences of the old_text argument in the text string.

What is an example of how to use SUBSTITUTE in Excel?

The SUBSTITUTE function in Excel can be used in a variety of ways to replace text in a cell. For example, if you want to replace the text "Apples" with "Oranges" in a cell, you can use the SUBSTITUTE function as follows: =SUBSTITUTE(A1, "Apples", "Oranges"). This will result in the text "Oranges" being displayed in the cell.

When should you not use SUBSTITUTE in Excel?

There are a few occasions when you should not use the SUBSTITUTE function in Excel. If you are looking to replace text in a cell with a specific string of text, the REPLACE function may be a better option. Additionally, the SUBSTITUTE function cannot be used to replace text in a cell that is part of a formula.

What are some similar formulae to SUBSTITUTE in Excel?

The SUBSTITUTE function in Excel can be used to replace specific text in a cell with another text string. The function has the following syntax: SUBSTITUTE(text,old_text,new_text). The text argument is the text string that you want to replace, the old_text argument is the text that you want to replace, and the new_text argument is the text that you want to replace the old_text argument with. The function returns the new text string.

Some other similar formulae to SUBSTITUTE in Excel include the REPLACE function and the FIND and REPLACE function. The REPLACE function has the following syntax: REPLACE(text,old_text,new_text, occurrence). The text argument is the text string that you want to replace, the old_text argument is the text that you want to replace, the new_text argument is the text that you want to replace the old_text argument with, and the occurrence argument is the number of occurrences of the old_text argument that you want to replace. The function returns the new text string.

The FIND and REPLACE function has the following syntax: FIND(find_text,text,start_position). The find_text argument is the text that you want to find, the text argument is the text string that you want to search, and the start_position argument is the position in the text string where you want to start searching. The function returns the position of the first occurrence of the find_text argument in the text argument. If the find_text argument is not found in the text argument, the function returns the value #VALUE!. The function then has the following syntax: REPLACE(text,start_position,length,new_text). The text argument is the text string that you want to replace, the start_position argument is the position in the text string where you want to start replacing, the length argument is the number of characters you want to replace, and the new_text argument is the text that you want to replace the old_text argument with. The function returns the new text string.

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