How to check if a specific text is there in the cell RRS feed

  • Question

  • My table has a column with few semicolons separated values like 

    " P800 PU; P900PU; P950PU; P12 "

    now I have to select the P950PU if it is present in that not if it is not there then P900PU. There is a priority order for selection which is fixed but the sequence of value in the cell can be anything like  

    " P800 PU; P950PU "
    " P800 PU; P12; P900PU; P950PU; "

    " P950PU; P900PU; P800 PU "

    How can it be done? Please Help.

    Wednesday, June 6, 2018 7:36 AM

All replies

  • Firstly, is a VBA solution acceptable or do you want it as formulas on the worksheet?

    I see a few problems with the data. Some of the data has a space separating the numeric and PU and other data does not have the space. Will the actual data have the spaces with some and not others and if so, will the fixed list with the sequence also have matching spaces?

    When matches are found, do you want the match in a cell adjacent to the source data?

    If you upload an example workbook to OneDrive with some sample source data and include an example of how you want the output displayed then it will be very helpful.

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    Regards, OssieMac

    Friday, June 8, 2018 4:02 AM