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    This function finds one text value within another and returns the text value’s position in the text you searched.

    Syntax

    FIND(findtext,intext,start)

    Arguments

    This function has these arguments:

    Argument Description
    findtext Text you are trying to find; if empty (" "), the function matches the first character in the search string (that is, the character numbered start or 1); cannot contain wildcard characters
    intext Text through which you are searching
    start [Optional] Number representing character at which to start the search; the first character of intext is 1; if omitted, the calculation starts at 1; if not an integer, the number is truncated

    Remarks

    This function performs a case-specific search (for example, to specify a capital letter and not lower case letters).

    Data Types

    Accepts string data for the findtext argument, string data for the intext argument, and numeric data for the start argument. Returns numeric data.

    Examples

    FIND(""G"",A2,1)

    FIND(""G"",R2C1,1)

    FIND(""P"",""FarPoint Technologies"") gives the result 4

    FIND(""n"",""FarPoint Technologies"",8) gives the result 4

    Version Available

    This function is available in product version 1.0 or later.

    See Also

    REPLACE | SUBSTITUTE | Text Functions