Search Range For Text That Matches Part of String After Last Comma

djmyers

New Member
I am trying to match partial text in a string with text from a range on another sheet.

The text fragment in the string is usually found after the last comma. For example:
P38 Some Noise Text > Other Noise Text > 12-3456, 7890 Text I Want

The range on the other sheet (Sheet2!\$B\$2:\$B\$505) will sometimes contain ONLY this alphanumeric (7890 Text I Want) somewhere in the range, but more often it will be found in a non-matching string, usually at the beginning of the string. Example:
7890 Text I Want MA1309-054-055

I'm struggling to find a formula that will accomplish this. If the partial match is found, I'd like the formula to return the string fragment that matches (7890 Text I Want), or "no" if not found.

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DanteAmor

Well-known Member
Try this:

varios 12jul2020 filtervalues.xlsm
AB
1
2P38 Some Noise Text > Other Noise Text > 12-3456, 7890 Text I Want7890 Text I Want MA1309-054-055
3P38 Some Noise Text > Other Noise Text, > 12-3456, some textNo
Hoja6
Cell Formulas
RangeFormula
B2:B3B2=IFERROR(VLOOKUP("*"&TRIM(RIGHT(SUBSTITUTE(A2,",",REPT(" ",255)),255))&"*",Sheet2!\$B\$2:\$B\$600,1,0),"No")

djmyers

New Member
Your formula works like a champ, DanteAmor! Thank you very much!

DanteAmor

Well-known Member

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