## Can you do multiple options for the =if(isnumber(search))) formula in excel?

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This formula looks for the string "BFA" inside cell I3. If found, it returns "BFA"; if not, it returns "No".

=IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("BFA",I3)),"BFA","No")

How can I modify this to work for multiple strings at the same time? For example, if any of {"BFA", "MFA", "BA", "MA"} is found, then return what was found; if not, return "No".

This is absolutely possible, but I would recommend a different approach:

=INDEX({"BFA","MFA","BA","MA","No"},MATCH(1,COUNTIF(I3,"*"&{"BFA","MFA","BA","MA",""}&"*"),0))

You can also put the items to look for in a range of cells and their results in the range next to them. So if you had the following setup:

_____A____ ___B__ 1 Search For Return 2 BFA BFA 3 MFA MFA 4 BA BA 5 MA MA 6 No

Then the formula would look like this:

=INDEX($B$2:$B$6,MATCH(1,COUNTIF(I3,"*"&$A$2:$A$6&"*"),0))

For making it scalable and updatable I recommend putting what to search for and what that search should return if found in a range as shown. You could put it on a separate sheet or hide those columns if preferred.

**Excel IF statement with multiple AND/OR conditions, nested IF ,** How do you add multiple columns based on criteria in Excel? For making it scalable and updatable I recommend putting what to search for and what that search should return if found in a range as shown. You could put it on a separate sheet or hide those columns if preferred.

You can use this version with `LOOKUP`

:

`=IFERROR(LOOKUP(2^15,SEARCH({"BFA","MFA","BA","MA"},I3),{"BFA","MFA","BA","MA"}),"No")`

The `SEARCH`

function returns an array of either numbers or errors (depending on whether each string is found or not). When you lookup `2^15`

in that array, the match is always with the **last** number, and then `LOOKUP`

returns the corresponding text string. If there are no matches, you get `#N/A`

and `IFERROR`

converts that to "No".

So if you have any cells that contain both "BFA" and "BA", for example, the formula will return the last one in your list, i.e. "BA".

**MS Excel: How to use the Nested IF Functions (WS),** I want to use multiple IF ISNUMBER SEARCH formula but i dont know how to do it. I want excel to check column A if it contains text "high" and Next, close the IF condition bracket for Multiple IFS. If we combine the above IF we will get the Multiple IFS statement which is shown below. =IF (D3<250, 0, IF (D3<500, 5, 10)) which is shown in the below screenshot. Once we apply the Multiple IFS we will get the below output status which is shown below.

This will do what you are looking for:

=IF(ISNUMBER(FIND("BFA",I3)),"BFA",IF(ISNUMBER(FIND("MFA",I3)),"MFA",IF(ISNUMBER(FIND("BA",I3)),"BA",IF(ISNUMBER(FIND("MA",I3)),"MA","NO")))

Although the more nested `If`

statements you make, it can get very complex. You might consider trying a custom formula in the future.

**Multiple IF ISNUMBER SEARCH,** I want to use ISNUMBER and SEARCH to return specific values if certain values are If you would like to post, please check out the MrExcel Message Board FAQ and click here to register. "You've entered too many arguments for this function." Learn Excel - Pivot From Many Sheets: Podcast #1331 To highlight cells that contain one of many text strings, you can use a formula based on the functions ISNUMBER and SEARCH, together with the SUMPRODUCT function. In the example shown, the conditional formatting applied

This is `absolutely possible`

, but I would recommend a `different approach`

:

=INDEX({"BFA","MFA","BA","MA","No"},MATCH(1,COUNTIF(I3,"*"&{"BFA","MFA","BA","MA",""}&"*"),0))

You can also put the items to look for in a range of cells and their results in the range next to them. So if you had the following setup:

_____A____ ___B__ 1 Search For Return 2 BFA BFA 3 MFA MFA 4 BA BA 5 MA MA 6 No

Then the formula would look like this:

=INDEX($B$2:$B$6,MATCH(1,COUNTIF(I3,"*"&$A$2:$A$6&"*"),0))

For making it `scalable and updatable`

I recommend putting what to search for and what that search should return if found in a range as shown. You could put it on a separate sheet or hide those columns if preferred.

**ISNUMBER(SEARCH) for multiple values, too many commands ,** To test a cell to see if it contains one of many strings, you can use a formula based on the Since there are 5 strings in things, SEARCH returns 5 results in an array like this: This array is returned directly to the ISNUMBER function. If you need a more accurate solution, one option is to normalize the text first in a helper In Excel 2016, 2013, 2010 and 2007, your formula includes no more than 255 arguments, and the total length of the formula does not exceed 8,192 characters. In Excel 2003 and lower, you can use up to 30 arguments and the total length of your formula shall not exceed 1,024 characters. Using multiple IF statements in Excel (nested IF functions)

Formula in column B - copied down the column

=IF(ISERROR(MATCH(A2,$D:$D,0)),"Body","Face") A B C D Face Parts Ear Face Ear Mouth Face Mouth Leg Body

**Excel formula: Cell contains one of many things,** How to use the Excel ISNUMBER function to Test for numeric value. or require certain values), you can use an array formula based on the IF, MATCH, and a list, you can do so with a formula that uses the SEARCH function, with help from the To extract data with multiple OR conditions, you can use the FILTER function Here, for example, you can use it in one formula to search text in one cell for many items. by Charley Kyd , MBA Microsoft Excel MVP, 2005-2014 The Father of Spreadsheet Dashboard Reports In How to Add Advanced Filter Capabilities to Excel Tables , I explained how to use a long formula within a Table to simplify complex filtering.

**How to use the Excel ISNUMBER function,** The search results are presented in column D and E. See picture below. ROW($A$2:$A$16)-MIN(ROW($A$2:$A$16))+1, ""), ROW(A1))) How to create an array formula ISNUMBER(value) checks whether a value is a number and returns TRUE or How to use the IF function Download Excel file. Because the other strings aren't found , the other 4 items are errors. This array is returned directly to the ISNUMBER function. NUMBER then returns an array of TRUE / FALSE values: If we have even one TRUE in the array, we know a cell contains at least one of the strings we're looking for.

**Lookup with multiple criteria and return multiple ,** Can you do multiple options for the =if(isnumber(search))) formula in excel? - excel. IsNumber is another Boolean type of function in excel which gives the output in TRUE and FALSE only. IsNumber function in excel is used to find whether a cell contains a numerical value or a number. If any cell contains a number stating from 0 to any digit then IsNumber will return TRUE there or else for other than the number it will return FALSE.

**Can you do multiple options for the =if(isnumber(search - iOS,** If we need to find a text string in Excel, if cell contains the same text. Use a If the SEARCH function unable to find the text, it would result #VALUE! error. This would have The ISNUMBER function returns to TRUE if it is supplied with a numeric value. function. You don't need to filter your data to count specific values.

##### Comments

- I don't believe off hand that
`SEARCH`

can work like that... but you could just nest a few`IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(...)))`

statements. Like`IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("BFA",I3)),"BFA",IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("MFA",I3)),"MFA",IF(...`

- it's a nice approach - note that the latter formula needs array entry, also with both versions you'd still get
`#N/A`

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