Tigerexcel
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 365
 2019
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 Windows
Does anyone know a way of counting the number of occurrences of a string with a wildcard within a single cell using a function, array or formula?
I would like to find the number of times ABC2*P* occurs, which in this case is 2. A combination of LEN and SUBSTITUTE seems to work if the desired text string does not contain a wildcard but I can't get anything to work when there's a wildcard involved.
MEB Student Performance (2).xlsx  

A  
1  ABC2020:P:57, ABC2040:P:53, ABC2050:P:58, ABC2080:N:48,  
Sheet1 
I would like to find the number of times ABC2*P* occurs, which in this case is 2. A combination of LEN and SUBSTITUTE seems to work if the desired text string does not contain a wildcard but I can't get anything to work when there's a wildcard involved.