Find and replace text


New Member
Aug 23, 2003
Using Excel 2003.

I want to replace old item names with new ones. Sheet 1(has old names): A2= Dog; A3= Cat, A4 = Bird. Sheet 2 (has new names): A2= Doggy; A3= Cat, A4 = Birdy. I would like to rename everything in Sheet 1 with new name but not all cells would be effected. And this needs to be dynamic because next weeks Sheet 1 might be A2 = Horse; A3= Dog; A4 = Frog.

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Well-known Member
Apr 21, 2004
You would need to tabulate the relationship between old and new, then use vlookup().

Or simply use Edit, Find & Replace for the individual terms

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