As I am working through the Number Formatting I found myself busy with the Scientific Format. To be as accurate as possible I want to show how the Format works in Excel vs doing it the manual way. For this, we need to find the Position of a character in a specific cell.
|Case Sensitive||Case Insensitive|
|Does not work with Wildcards||Works with Wildcards|
Both use the same syntax to work through the function.
=find(Find_Text, Within_Text, [Start_Num])
=Search(Find_Text, Within_Text, [Start_Num])
This Text is Required. The Text you are intending to search for.
This Text is Required. The Text where you want to find the Find_Text
This is Optional. Specifies the Character from which you want to start the Search. The Value always has to be more than zero.
As per the below examples, we will use Find to find the letter f and the string fox. Similar we will fine F and Fox.
As you can see in the Examples the Find_Text has to be Exact.
When we look at the search function we have a different situation. The characters you are looking for is not Case Sensitive.
In addition, you can use wild cards to search for Various texts. Bear in mind as you can see with the above examples if you don’t use the Wildcards in the right location you might get undesired results.