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Formula Q: matching a text value against multiple text-strings (in different cells).

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    Formula Q: matching a text value against multiple text-strings (in different cells).

    Hi all - apologies for the less than helpful title. Hopefully the below will make more sense.

    I am trying to identify whether a text string in one cell contains the whole text another cell. In my example, the text string I am testing is a URL (e.g. www.website.com/example/) and I am comparing it against a long list of domain names (e.g. mysite.com, yoursite.com, website.com) to see if there is a match.

    In the example above, if the URL contained either mysite.com, yoursite.com or website.com, the output would be 'Yes'.

    Please see the attachment. The URL list is in the URL tab, column A, with output in column B (and what its supposed to come out as in columnD). The domain list to compare against is on the domain list tab, column A.

    I've dug around, and come up with this..=IF(SUM(NOT(ISERROR(FIND('Domain List'!B2:B19,A2)))*1)>0,YES)... but unnsurprisingly, it doesn't work.

    Anyone understand what I'm trying to do? Anyone got a clue how to do it?

    Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Anyone?

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    Last edited by rpell; 01-31-2012 at 12:27 PM. Reason: because I don't read the rules... :(

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    Re: Juicy formula question / are you a genius?

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    One one is using an array formula, commit using CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER, in URL!B2

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    Re: Juicy formula question / are you a genius?

    Your formula amost works, I tweaked it to this


    and that works with "array entry", i.e. confirmed with CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER......but I prefer this version


    ...also confirmed with CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER

    Domains!A$2:A$19 shouldn't contain blanks.....

    ...or this non-array version will allow blanks too


    SEARCH does the same as FIND except it's not case-sensitive, switch back to FIND if you want case-sensitive matches only
    Last edited by daddylonglegs; 01-31-2012 at 12:35 PM.
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    Re: Formula Q: matching a text value against multiple text-strings (in different cell

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