# Finding terms in a cell

1. ## Finding terms in a cell

I am attemting to seach for the text "sale," "new," and "order." Is there a formula that I can use to give me a TRUE indicator if the cells I am looking in contains one of those 3 terms and a FALSE if is doesn't?

2. ## Re: Finding terms in a cell

Say we are examining a range of cells A1, B1, C1 and want to know if any of the three words appear at least once in the range. Try:

=OR(ISNUMBER(FIND("sale",A1 & B1 & C1)), ISNUMBER(FIND("order",A1 & B1 & C1)), ISNUMBER(FIND("new",A1 & B1 & C1)))

3. ## Re: Finding terms in a cell

I'm actually searching for those terms in one single cell. I tried writing the formula as only using the cell I'm working in but it isn't working.

4. ## Re: Finding terms in a cell

Examine the cell A1:
=SUMPRODUCT(--ISNUMBER(SEARCH({"sale","new","order"},A1)))>0

5. ## Re: Finding terms in a cell

Thank you much worked great

6. ## Re: Finding terms in a cell

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