Below is the Excel formula to Check If Range of Cells Contains Specific Text in Excel. You can check one or range of cells for specific text and return the values based on the occurrences for the further calculation. Here are the simple examples to search for a specific text and return True or False based on the existence of value in the given range.

## Excel Formula to Check If Range of Cells Contains Specific Text

Here is the Excel formula to Check If Range of Cells Contains Specific Text. We have seen the previous example to check a cell for specific text. We can also check if range of cells contains specific text.

=IF(COUNTIF(A2:A12,"*Specific Text*"),"Yes","No")

Here, you can see that we are checking the range of cells A2:A12 for a specific text using IF and COUNTIF function. COUNIF function will count the cells with specific text and return the number. If the returning value is greater than zero (i.e; found the given text), IF function returns ‘Yes’ or else ‘No’. We can make this formula more dynamic by passing a cell reference.

=IF(COUNTIF(A2:A12,"*"&B1&"*"),"Yes","No")

Now, you can enter any specific text to check if the range of cells contains the given text.

### Excel Formula to return Cells of a Range Contains Specific Text

The following function returns the Cells with specific text. We can use the COUNTIF function to return the count.

=COUNTIF(A2:A12,"*Specific Text*")

### Excel If Range of Cells Contains Specific Text VBA

Here is the Excel VBA macro to check if Range of cells contains specific text using VBA.

'excel if range of cells contains specific text vba Sub MacroToCheckIfRangeOfCellsContainsSpecificText_vba() Set Rng = Range("A1:A12") ' You can change this specificText = "Specific Text" ' You can change this For Each Cell In Rng.Cells If UCase(Cell.Value) Like "*" & UCase(specificText) & "*" Then Cell.Offset(0, 1) = "Yes! Found" Else Cell.Offset(0, 1) = "Not Found" End If Next End Sub

DiyorNovember 17, 2022 at 7:07 pmPlease fix the typo on the second formula!

it is currently written as: =IF(COUNTIF(A2:A12,”*”&B1&*”),”Yes”,”No”)

The above does not work, it should be written as: =IF(COUNTIF(A2:A12,”*”&B1&”*”),”Yes”,”No”)

PNRaoDecember 5, 2022 at 11:22 amThanks you, fixed!

Ram G KumarOctober 10, 2024 at 9:19 amExcel VBA macro to check if Range of cells contains a range of texts using VBA.

PNRaoOctober 24, 2024 at 11:43 amHere is the VBA code to check Range of Cells contains the text of another range:

Hope this helps!

Thanks

PNRao