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Search the special string on the cell combine with vlookup

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    Search the special string on the cell combine with vlookup

    Dear All,

    I would like to know the formula to fit my requirements:

    I have the excel file which contain the workstations software inventory list and software valid list. I add column for the software valid or invalid on the software inventory worksheet, but there are a lot of the software version which is valid software e.g. MS office 2012, MS office 2016. The valid software list contain MS office , I want to find the keyword with MS office then return the value valid in the software inventory worksheet. I find the if + isna +vlookup can get the result, but vlookup cannot find the keyword MS office to return valid software.

    May I know the formula to fit my requirements ?


    Thank,

    Hong

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    Re: Search the special string on the cell combine with vlookup

    MATCH function may fit your requirement. (passing result to INDEX = VLOOKUP function feature)
    If you can upload a sample file , it will be more clear to find the way.

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    Re: Search the special string on the cell combine with vlookup

    Hi Menem,

    Thank you for your reply!

    I don't know how to upload the file here, but I can capture the screen shot , the first is the workstation inventory show full name in different version , then return all the valid software from the second image if the workstation inventory contain the key word

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    Re: Search the special string on the cell combine with vlookup

    See yellow banner at top of page on how to attach your sample workbook.

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