Excel/If formua

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If formula?

I'm trying to enter a formula in F1, if the words from D1 are found anywhere from E1 through E300 then leave the cell blank, if not then leave text from D1,(non case sensitive).

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Sid,

If you have a list of words in D1 and you are trying to check the individual words, then this approach would not be appropriate.  But If you have a phrase/string in D1 and you want to check if it appears as a substring of any cell in E1 to E300 then you could do


=if(countif($E$1:$E$300,"*"&D1&"*")>0,"",D1)


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Tom Ogilvy

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