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Determining the existence of a word/term within a range of cells in Excel


When creating a spreadsheet, there is often a requirement to determine if a certain term or word exists with a range of cells in Excel.  An example would be if the term svc exists in a list of accounts.  Assume cells A and B contains the name and email address of an account then this formula in Cell C will result in TRUE if a match is encountered.

=COUNTIF(A2:B2;"*"&"svc"&"*")>0

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