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I have a column where each cell has letters and numbers. The numbers would range from 10 through 18. I would like to find a formula where I can search the cell for any one of the numbers and return a value from a different cell if it finds one.
I currently search for a specific number and the formula works but only for that particular number. The formula I currently have is: =IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("16",F10)),G10,"") This does work if it finds the value of 16 in the (F10)cell and then places the value from cell "G10" as the result. If it doesn't find the numbers, it will leave the resultant cell blank.

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Excelchat Expert
14/02/2018 - 03:13

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Excelchat Expert
14/02/2018 - 03:14

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Excelchat Expert
14/02/2018 - 03:14

What is the problem you are facing?

User
14/02/2018 - 03:15

I am trying to find a formula for the above scenario. Can I paste some info in the table?

Excelchat Expert
14/02/2018 - 03:15

of course

Excelchat Expert
14/02/2018 - 03:16

Is an Excel file available

User
14/02/2018 - 03:16

yes, but I cannot provide all the info in the document

Excelchat Expert
14/02/2018 - 03:17

Then go ahead and do it on the doc

User
14/02/2018 - 03:21

I would like to search for a range of numbers to include 14, 16 17 and the like

Excelchat Expert
14/02/2018 - 03:22

So, you would have a constant range of Numbers to search for?

User
14/02/2018 - 03:23

yes

Excelchat Expert
14/02/2018 - 03:23

OK allow me tho work on it.

Excelchat Expert
14/02/2018 - 03:31

The number are those three or the range is bigger

Excelchat Expert
14/02/2018 - 03:31

?

User
14/02/2018 - 03:32

These are graduation years, so currently they would be anywhere from 2010 (10) up to 2018 (18)

Excelchat Expert
14/02/2018 - 03:33

And the form of text in Column B varies?

Excelchat Expert
14/02/2018 - 03:34

I mean the No can be anywhere in the string?

User
14/02/2018 - 03:34

Form, no just content, unless you mean the order of items

User
14/02/2018 - 03:35

what if the number would be first?

Excelchat Expert
14/02/2018 - 03:35

I mean it's not always 16,N -

Excelchat Expert
14/02/2018 - 03:35

18,k

User
14/02/2018 - 03:35

correct but if it needs to be, it can

Excelchat Expert
14/02/2018 - 03:35

Yes

User
14/02/2018 - 03:35

I can make all of them to have the number first if that is what it takes

Excelchat Expert
14/02/2018 - 03:36

Maybe We could search in Column B to check if the two first characters are ISnumber and get the answer

User
14/02/2018 - 03:37

The data in the origianl document can be changed to make the number first. that shouldn't be a problem if that would help. we can also change it on the current document

User
14/02/2018 - 03:38

Shall I change them? or You?

Excelchat Expert
14/02/2018 - 03:38

OK Sir working on a sample excel file.

Excelchat Expert
14/02/2018 - 03:50

try this file Please

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User
14/02/2018 - 03:51

I believe this will work. Thank you so much

Excelchat Expert
14/02/2018 - 03:52

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User
14/02/2018 - 03:52

I must go and set up for an event but would like to thank you very much for your help. this will work. Again thank you

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14/02/2018 - 03:53

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