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Find Specific Text in Text String and Return Value in Adjacent Column

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    Find Specific Text in Text String and Return Value in Adjacent Column

    Hi Everyone, hope someone can help.

    I have 2 columns, column A with alpha numeric text (file names) and column B with the date the file was created.

    I want to search for a part of the file name and return the value in column B.

    For example: I want to lookup '96A191971' which can be found on row 12 and want 15 Jul 08 returned.

    Thanks in advance.

    Andrew
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    Re: Find Specific Text in Text String and Return Value in Adjacent Column

    Input part of the string i.e. 96A191971 in Cell E1 and use

    =VLOOKUP("*"&E1&"*",$A$1:$B$21,2,FALSE)
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    Re: Find Specific Text in Text String and Return Value in Adjacent Column

    Thank you very much..... so simple! Should have thought of it myself. Have learnt something new.

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