# Wildcard in FILTER Formula

#### nathanthomson11

##### New Member
I have the following formula that I'd like to wildcard the word "Seats" (Highlighted in red), although I don't believe the FILTER formula supports wildcards. I'm guessing the answer is ISNUMBER/SEARCH of some sort but can't figure it out..

=IFERROR(SUM(FILTER(FILTER('Customer Release (Daily)'!\$H\$2:\$AN\$499,'Customer Release (Daily)'!\$H\$1:\$AN\$1=C6),ISNUMBER(MATCH(LEFT('Customer Release (Daily)'!\$C\$2:\$C\$499,7)&"*",FILTER('Material Breakdown'!\$C\$2:\$C\$499,'Material Breakdown'!\$B\$2:\$B\$499="*"&" Seats"),0))))+SUM(FILTER(FILTER('VL06 (Next week)'!\$G\$2:\$G\$499,'VL06 (Next week)'!\$G\$1="Delivery Quantity"),ISNUMBER(MATCH(LEFT('VL06 (Next week)'!\$D\$2:\$D\$499,7)&"*",FILTER('Material Breakdown'!\$C\$2:\$C\$499,'Material Breakdown'!\$B\$2:\$B\$499="*"&" Seats"),0)))),0)

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#### Fluff

##### MrExcel MVP, Moderator
Maybe
Excel Formula:
``=IFERROR(SUM(FILTER(FILTER('Customer Release (Daily)'!\$H\$2:\$AN\$499,'Customer Release (Daily)'!\$H\$1:\$AN\$1=C6),ISNUMBER(MATCH(LEFT('Customer Release (Daily)'!\$C\$2:\$C\$499,7)&"*",FILTER('Material Breakdown'!\$C\$2:\$C\$499,ISNUMBER(SEARCH("Seats",'Material Breakdown'!\$B\$2:\$B\$499))),0))))``

#### nathanthomson11

##### New Member
@Fluff - I'm getting "The formula is missing an opening or closing parenthesis"

#### Fluff

##### MrExcel MVP, Moderator
In that case can you post some sample data.

MrExcel has a tool called “XL2BB” that lets you post samples of your data that will allow us to copy/paste it to our Excel spreadsheets, so we can work with the same copy of data that you are. Instructions on using this tool can be found here: XL2BB Add-in

Note that there is also a "Test Here” forum on this board. This is a place where you can test using this tool (or any other posting techniques that you want to test) before trying to use those tools in your actual posts.

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