IF Function for a specific word found in a column of cells

ddicicco

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I have a spreadsheet where one column lists all the skills of certain employees. Is there a way I can return a "1" in the next column if that skill is listed or a "0" if it is not so that I could then filter out all of the "1's".
example skill could be "excel" Thanks
 

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Re: IF Function for a specific word found in a column of cel

ddicicco said:
I have a spreadsheet where one column lists all the skills of certain employees. Is there a way I can return a "1" in the next column if that skill is listed or a "0" if it is not so that I could then filter out all of the "1's".
example skill could be "excel" Thanks

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aaaa.xls
ABCDE
1Skills SummaryExcel Listed? (1 or 0)
2Microsoft Word 2000 (and MS 2000 Millennium Edition), Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Word Perfect,Can operate IBM (both Windows 95, 98 and 2000 operating systems), Macintosh computers, desktop and laser printers and scanning equipment.
3Project management; preparation and analysis of project plans including: Preparation and analysis of project budgets; Business development.; Analytical, quantitative and problem solving skills. - Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Access as well
4Siebel - programming, developing, gathering requirements and testing Client/Server applications, HTML
5Has over five years experience working within financial institutions, planning for sub-projects, leading projects, and testing initiatives, some risk rating experience.
6Six Sigma Green Belt and Red Belt certifications; Visual Basic (v6, .NET); PS/SQL; MS Access, Visio, Project; Telecom, POS,
NA Resources
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ddicicco said:
aaaa.xls
ABCDE
1Skills SummaryExcel Listed? (1 or 0)
2Microsoft Word 2000 (and MS 2000 Millennium Edition), Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Word Perfect,Can operate IBM (both Windows 95, 98 and 2000 operating systems), Macintosh computers, desktop and laser printers and scanning equipment.
3Project management; preparation and analysis of project plans including: Preparation and analysis of project budgets; Business development.; Analytical, quantitative and problem solving skills. - Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Access as well
4Siebel - programming, developing, gathering requirements and testing Client/Server applications, HTML
5Has over five years experience working within financial institutions, planning for sub-projects, leading projects, and testing initiatives, some risk rating experience.
6Six Sigma Green Belt and Red Belt certifications; Visual Basic (v6, .NET); PS/SQL; MS Access, Visio, Project; Telecom, POS,
NA Resources
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B2, copied down:

=ISNUMBER(SEARCH(" excel "," "&SUBSTITUTE(A2,","," ")&" "))+0
 
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