Testing for Presence of One Character in a String

mikem79

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Here is what I am trying to do in English:

If the text in cell A1 contains a question mark then return the number 1. If not, then return the number zero.

I tried some of the text functions nested inside the "if" statement and I just can't get it.

Thanks for your help.
 

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ravishankar

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Hi
if A1 has the string where you are searching for "?" then
B1 =IF(ISERROR(FIND("?",A1,1)), 0, 1)
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dave3009

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Hi There

Perhaps something along the line of

=IF(ISERROR(FIND("?", A1)), 0, 1)

If there is no ? in the cell the FIND will return #VALUE, if there is a ? then the FIND returns it's place in the string so you could also use

=IF(FIND("?", A1)>0, 0, 1)

Hope this helps


Dave
 

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