EXCEL FUNCTION – FIND

EXCEL FUNCTION – FIND

How to use “FIND” function in Excel

 

FIND function is used to locate the position of text, or character in an available string.

FIND Function has argument two required arguments i.e. find_text, within_text and one optional argument i.e. [start_num]. If no value is provided in [start_num] argument then function will take the Default value i.e. 1

Syntax:
=FIND(find_text, within_text, [start_num])
Syntax Description:

find_text argument, is used to give text, character or cell reference that is required to find

within_text argument, is used to give the cell reference from which text (i.e. find_text value ) to be searched

[start_num] is optional argument and is used to specify the character from which search should start. By default, the first character is 1, however if you want search should be started from 2nd find_text value then it should be position of 2nd find_text value and so on..

Example 1: Find value with multiple scenarios

Here we have some examples, where:

– “Column A” has various strings,

– “Column B” shows the sample formula that is applied,

– “Column C” shows the output of the function and

– Explanation is provided in “Column D”

Find Function
Explanation:

– Output in Cell “C2” i.e. “6” is showing that the character “u” is available at “once upon” and “u” has 6th position.

– Output in Cell “C3” i.e. “13” is showing that the character “T” is available at “Tree” and has 13th position. Also note that character “t” is ignored in “there”

– Output in Cell “C4” i.e. “8” is showing that the character “t” is available at “tree” after ignoring character “t” at “that”.


 

Things to Remember:

– Find function is case sensitive, means it will only search “t” for text “the” and not with “The”. If you want to find value without case sensitive, then try “SEARCH” Function

– Find function will not work with Wild characters i.e. asterisk (*), question mark (?)

– Function should give output in “General” format, however if output is not as per the desired format then we need to change the cell format to “GENERAL”.

– If function parameters are not correctly applied in the function, then it will give output as “#VALUE!” (Error).

Hope you learnt this Function,

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