# identify a cell that contains spedific text

#### Lenna

##### Active Member
I need to identify cells in row Q that contain words "Donor"/"donor" or "Transplant"/"transplant" either in the beginning or in the middle of a sentence. The following line of code looks for an exact match. If there are other words in a cell it doesn't find it. Please alter this line so it allows for other text to be present in a cell

Thank you

Cells(x, 17).Value = "Donor" or Cells(x, 17).Value = "Transplant"</pre>

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C2 = Tim buck two Donor
C3 = Tommy needs a Transplant

=OR(ISNUMBER(FIND("Donor",C2)),ISNUMBER(FIND("Transplant",C2)))
=OR(ISNUMBER(FIND("Donor",C3)),ISNUMBER(FIND("Transplant",C3)))

Result of formula = True for both
Does this help?

C2 = Tim buck two Donor
C3 = Tommy needs a Transplant

=OR(ISNUMBER(FIND("Donor",C2)),ISNUMBER(FIND("Transplant",C2)))
=OR(ISNUMBER(FIND("Donor",C3)),ISNUMBER(FIND("Transplant",C3)))

Result of formula = True for both
Does this help?

You need to use SEARCH for non-case sensitive.

Ben,

Thanks

You need to use SEARCH for non-case sensitive.

This is a formula, not VBA code. I was adding on to the post from Tfox2791 above:

=OR(ISNUMBER(SEARCH({"donor","transplant"},C2)))

Assuming you have text values in column C starting at row 2... Otherwise change C2 to the cell reference where the text is located, and copy down.

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