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    Problem searching for *** in Excel (Excel 2003)

    We have information we've exported from a database into Excel and in one of the db fields the information sometimes gets skewed and replaces a valid numeric code with a "***" (no quotes). So, I have to manually go in and find any instances of "***" and change it to the correct code. I thought I'd try to make my life easier and use the Find/Replace feature on that column, but of course when I attempt to find "***" (no quotes), Excel thinks I'm using wildcards. I attempted to search for '***' and "***" so that it would see the asterisks as text instead of wildcards, but neither worked (Excel said it could not find the data I was looking for, even though I saw one right there on the screen). I assume I'm typing the syntax wrong. Can anyone help?

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    Re: Problem searching for *** in Excel (Excel 2003)

    Sarch for "~*~*~*".
    Legare Coleman

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    Re: Problem searching for *** in Excel (Excel 2003)

    Thanks Legare. "~*~*~*" (without quotes) worked.

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