if statement dependent on text

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Hi

I have the following IF/Then statement
HTML:
=If(a1="ab",1,2)

I want "1" returned if any part of the text in a1 starts with ab, even it it's more than one word

I tried ab*, but I don't know what else to try

Mike
 

Excel Facts

Wildcard in VLOOKUP
Use =VLOOKUP("Apple*" to find apple, Apple, or applesauce
Hi Pete,

You just made the conditional format easier :)

Now I don't have to type each condition !

Mike
 
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