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If Cell Contains 'cancel' make 1 , if not '' (XP Excell)
Hello All,
I'm trying to sort a stack of info to see if cells in a column contain "Cancel" within any part of the cell. The problem is Cancel may appear first or after a few words, so i can't do a "lookleft" type If. After I do the If statement I'll use a Countif to tally them up to determine how many cells needed to be canceled.
If(A1 contains "cancel",1,"")
If(A2 contains "shipped",2,"")
and so on.
Any advice?

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Re: If Cell Contains 'cancel' make 1 , if not '' (XP Excell)
Not sure why you switch from "cancel" to "shipped" and from 1 to 2, but see if you can adapt the formula
=IF(ISERROR(FIND("cancel",A1)),0,1)
to your needs.

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Re: If Cell Contains 'cancel' make 1 , if not '' (XP Excell)
OK, that works great. My next question is how can I make that formula look for multiple objects..
`=IF(ISERROR(FIND("cancel",B1),1,(FIND("Shipped",B 1),2,(FIND("Held",B1),0,3)
obviously it's not working the way I have it but translated I need it to be:
if it finds Cancel give 1, if it gives shipped give 2, if it gives held, give 3.
Can that all be done in one formula or will I need multiple columns for each? I've attached to sheet that I need this to apply to.

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Re: If Cell Contains 'cancel' make 1 , if not '' (XP Excell)
You can use this formula in row 2:
<code>
=IF(ISERROR(FIND("Shipped",D2)),IF(ISERROR(FIND("H eld",D2)),IF(ISERROR(FIND("Cancel",D2)),0,1),2),3 )
</code>
and fill down as far as needed.
Note: calculation is set to manual in your workbook, so you'll have to select the cells and press F9 to update their values.

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Re: If Cell Contains 'cancel' make 1 , if not '' (XP Excell)
Try: =IF(ISERROR(FIND("Cancel",B1)),1,IF(ISERROR(FIND(" Shipped",B1)),2,IF(ISERROR(FIND("Held",B1)),3,"")
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Re: If Cell Contains 'cancel' make 1 , if not '' (XP Excell)
=IF(ISNUMBER(FIND("cancel",B1)),1,IF(ISNUMBER(FIND ("Shipped",B1)),2,IF(ISNUMBER(FIND("Held",B1)),3,0 )))
If you do not want it case sensitive then use:
=IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("cancel",B1)),1,IF(ISNUMBER(SE ARCH("Shipped",B1)),2,IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("Held",B1 )),3,0)))
Steve

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Re: If Cell Contains 'cancel' make 1 , if not '' (XP Excell)
That won't work (apart from the two missing closing parentheses): if Cancel is not found, this formula will always return 1, without looking for Shipped or Held.