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Formula to Count the Number of Occurrences of a Text String in a Range

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    Formula to Count the Number of Occurrences of a Text String in a Range

    Hi guys!

    I am using this formula:

    =SUM(LEN(range)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(range,"text","")))/LEN("text")

    What I need to do is to be able to target a cell and use the content of that cell in my "text" section, instead of actually typing the text.

    Exemple:

    =SUM(LEN(A5:A142)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(A5:A142,"Shot by Guillaume Poulin","")))/LEN("Shot by Guillaume Poulin")


    Let's assume I have:

    A143 ; Guillaume Poulin
    A144 ; Vincent Lecavalier
    A145 ; Patrick Kane


    My goal is that in my formula I can say "Shot by A143" instead of "Shot by Guillaume Poulin", so that I can refer to cells instead of actual text. That would prevent me from having to manually change the words.

    That for the help!

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    Re: Formula to Count the Number of Occurrences of a Text String in a Range

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