What is the use of Excel FIND Function
Use Excel Find Function to locate the position of a text string from another text string. By using this function, you can find a single character as well as a complete word from a text string. It will return the starting position of a text string in another text string.
Syntax for Excel FIND Function
find_text Text string which you want to find from the another text string. find_text can be a single alphabet or a word. [Required]
within_text Text string from which you want to locate the text. You can refer to a cell, or you can input a text in your function. [Required]
start_num A number represent the starting position of the search. [Optional]
More Information on Excel FIND Function
- It is a case sensitive function. You can use the search function if you want to search for a non-case-sensitive text.
- You can refer to a single cell at a time.
- You can also use wildcard characters (* ? ~) in it.
- start_num should be a number between 0 to max length of the text string from which you want to find your text.
- When you are searching for a whole word from another text string, it will only return its the starting point.
Examples to understand Excel FIND Function
In above example,
we are searching for alphabet “well” and we have specified start_num as 1 to start our search. Our formula returns 12 as the position of the text. And, if you look at it, the word “well” starts from the 12th position in the text string.
You can also use it to create dynamic formulas in your worksheet.
You can use Excel Find Function to play well with your textual data. If you are interested in case-sensitive search, you can use find function for finding a word in a cell. Learn more about how to use excel find function from here.