Conditional Formatting with Wild Card

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I am trying to use a wild card with the conditional formatting, but I cannot seem to get it to work.

This formula works, but it has to be an exact match and I want the option to have words in front or behind the keyword in cell AC30:

=AND(Y3=$AC$30,ISBLANK(P3))

So I changed it to the following to include wildcards:

=AND(Y3="*"&$AC$30&"*",ISBLANK(P3))

But that does not work at all. Do I have something wrong or cannot you not use wild cards with conditional formatting?
 

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Fluff

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How about
Excel Formula:
=AND(isnumber(search($AC$30,Y3)),ISBLANK(P3))
 

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That worked, thank you!
 

Fluff

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You're welcome & thanks for the feedback.
 

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