- search_for—The character or sequence of characters (string), or a cell reference you want to find within text_to_search
- text_to_search—The text where you want to search for the character or string
- start_position—[optional]The number representing where the character or string is located in text_to_search from which the function will begin searching. If you don't provide a number, the function searches from the leftmost character.
This example references the following sheet information:
|Clothing Item||Item Number||Transaction Total||Units Sold|
Given the table above, here are some examples of using FIND in a sheet:
|=FIND("a", [Clothing Item]3)||Returns the starting position of the character a in row 3 of the Clothing Item column||2|
|=COUNTIF([Item Number]:[Item Number], FIND("C", @cell) > 0)||Counts values in the Item Number column containing a C character. Rows 1, 2, and 3 apply.||3|
|=SUMIFS([Transaction Total]:[Transaction Total], [Item Number]:[Item Number], FIND([Item Number]1, @cell) > 0)||If values in the Item Number column are equal to the value on row 1 of the Item Number column (C001), the function adds the total of the corresponding values in the Transactional Total column.||1,170.00|
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