finding text and distinguishing

idozone

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I have a spsh and in some of the records there is a particular word that appears in one of the column/fields (the field actually contains descriptions and the word I am looking for would appear as part of the description - not in isolation that would allow me to sort). I need to identify records that have that particular word in that particular field and somehow distinguish those records in a way that allows me to sort on that basis.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks
 

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onlyadrafter

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Hello,

Try

=IF(ISERROR(FIND(B1,A1)),"NO MATCH","MATCH")

where B1 is the word you're looking for, and A1 is the cell, you can then sort.
 

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