We can check if a range of cells contains one of many substrings with the SUMPRODUCT and COUNTIF functions. This article will walk through the process.
Figure 1: How to Check if a Range of Cells Contains One of Many Substrings
Setting up the Data
- We will input the data into the table as shown in figure 2
- We will check the range (A4:A9) if they contain any of the substrings in B4:B6
Figure 2: Data to Check if a Range of Cells Contains One of Many Substrings
Check if a Range of Cells Contains One of Many Substrings
- We will click on Cell C4
- We will input the formula below into the cell
- We will press the enter key to get the result
Figure 3: Result for the Range of Cells Showing that it Contains Rome and Giant
The COUNTIF function counts the contents of the substrings that appear within the chosen RANGE (A4:A9). Because the COUNTIF function is laden with multiple values to search for, every count for a value is received in the form of 0 and 1.
The SUMPRODUCT function returns as TRUE any value that is greater than ZERO.
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