matching words

stratis

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I would like to find a formula that it will looking in a collumn (column B) that there are some particular words and after looking in another column (COLUMN A) to find if any of these words contained in each row of column A. But because in Column B the words are approximatelly 100 is there any formula that looks to all the collumn automatic?

A
B C D
1
InventoryCompaniesAuto Complete
2Aleg IndesitSingerIndesit
3Short Singer Spring IndesitSinger
4Long Philips / Purify PhilipsPhilips
5Fast Brita Elemaris
BritaBrita
6Brita / Maxtra Balay Brita
7Food Siemens Bauknecht Not applicable

<colgroup><col><col><col><col></colgroup><tbody>
</tbody>

I have make this afte consulting someone in this forum, but it is very time consuming...

=+IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH($I$3;B3));$I$3;IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH($I$4;B3));$I$4;IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH($I$5;B3));$I$5;IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH($I$6;B3));$I$6;IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH($I$7;B3));$I$7;IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH($I$8;B3));$I$8;"Not applicable"))))))
 

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martindwilson

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with list of companies in col e
Sheet1

*ABCDE
1*auto filled**list
2Aleg IndesitIndesit**Singer
3Short Singer SpringSinger**Indesit
4Long Philips / PurifyPhilips**Philips
5Fast Brita ElemarisBrita**Brita
6Brita / MaxtraBrita**Balay
7Food Siemensnot applicable**Bauknecht

<colgroup><col style="font-weight:bold; width:30px; "><col style="width:197px;"><col style="width:153px;"><col style="width:89px;"><col style="width:64px;"><col style="width:64px;"></colgroup><tbody>
</tbody>

Spreadsheet Formulas
CellFormula
B2=IF(ISNA(LOOKUP(2^15,SEARCH($E$2:$E$7,A2),$E$2:$E$7)),"not applicable",LOOKUP(2^15,SEARCH($E$2:$E$7,A2),$E$2:$E$7))
B3=IF(ISNA(LOOKUP(2^15,SEARCH($E$2:$E$7,A3),$E$2:$E$7)),"not applicable",LOOKUP(2^15,SEARCH($E$2:$E$7,A3),$E$2:$E$7))
B4=IF(ISNA(LOOKUP(2^15,SEARCH($E$2:$E$7,A4),$E$2:$E$7)),"not applicable",LOOKUP(2^15,SEARCH($E$2:$E$7,A4),$E$2:$E$7))
B5=IF(ISNA(LOOKUP(2^15,SEARCH($E$2:$E$7,A5),$E$2:$E$7)),"not applicable",LOOKUP(2^15,SEARCH($E$2:$E$7,A5),$E$2:$E$7))
B6=IF(ISNA(LOOKUP(2^15,SEARCH($E$2:$E$7,A6),$E$2:$E$7)),"not applicable",LOOKUP(2^15,SEARCH($E$2:$E$7,A6),$E$2:$E$7))
B7=IF(ISNA(LOOKUP(2^15,SEARCH($E$2:$E$7,A7),$E$2:$E$7)),"not applicable",LOOKUP(2^15,SEARCH($E$2:$E$7,A7),$E$2:$E$7))

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if you are using excel 2007 or later you can use if error instead
=iferror(LOOKUP(2^15,SEARCH($E$2:$E$7,A2),$E$2:$E$7),"not applicable")
 

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