Search a string for multiple key words

sahrens1

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Simple question, that I cannot seem too find. Can anyone help me?

I would like a formula that searches a cell with a sentence for specific keywords. 10 max. If the keyword is found, then it would put the keyword in the cell.

So the cell to be searched would be G6
Keywords would be Theft, harassment, Police, Vandalism and "" (blank)

If those keywords were found, it would put in in the formula cell g7.

Any help?
 

Scott Huish

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Here's a UDF that will do that:
Code:
Function KeywordFIND(r As String) As String
Dim x, y As Long
x = Array("Theft", "Harassment", "Police", "Vandalism")
For y = LBound(x) To UBound(x)
    If InStr(1, r, x(y), vbTextCompare) Then KeywordFIND = KeywordFIND & x(y) & " "
Next
If Len(KeywordFIND) Then KeywordFIND = Left(KeywordFIND, Len(KeywordFIND) - 1)
End Function
<b>Excel 2010</b><table cellpadding="2.5px" rules="all" style=";background-color: rgb(255,255,255);border: 1px solid;border-collapse: collapse; border-color: rgb(187,187,187)"><colgroup><col width="25px" style="background-color: rgb(218,231,245)" /><col /><col /></colgroup><thead><tr style=" background-color: rgb(218,231,245);text-align: center;color: rgb(22,17,32)"><th></th><th>A</th><th>B</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">1</td><td style=";">Theft harassment Other words</td><td style=";">Theft Harassment</td></tr></tbody></table><p style="width:3.6em;font-weight:bold;margin:0;padding:0.2em 0.6em 0.2em 0.5em;border: 1px solid rgb(187,187,187);border-top:none;text-align: center;background-color: rgb(218,231,245);color: rgb(22,17,32)">Sheet1</p><br /><br /><table width="85%" cellpadding="2.5px" rules="all" style=";border: 2px solid black;border-collapse:collapse;padding: 0.4em;background-color: rgb(255,255,255)" ><tr><td style="padding:6px" ><b>Worksheet Formulas</b><table cellpadding="2.5px" width="100%" rules="all" style="border: 1px solid;text-align:center;background-color: rgb(255,255,255);border-collapse: collapse; border-color: rgb(187,187,187)"><thead><tr style=" background-color: rgb(218,231,245);color: rgb(22,17,32)"><th width="10px">Cell</th><th style="text-align:left;padding-left:5px;">Formula</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><th width="10px" style=" background-color: rgb(218,231,245);color: rgb(22,17,32)">B1</th><td style="text-align:left">=keywordfind(<font color="Blue">A1</font>)</td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></table><br />
 

Jonmo1

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Try

=IFERROR(LOOKUP(2^15,SEARCH($D$1:$D$4,$G6),$D$1:$D$4),"")

D1:D4 is your list of keywords

IMPORTANT: There cannot be any blanks in D1:D4.
 
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Scott Huish

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I had interpreted it that there could be multiple keywords in the phrase and thus multiple results.
 

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