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    This function finds one text string in another text string and returns the index of the starting position of the found text.

    Syntax

    SEARCH(string1,string2)

    Arguments

    The first argument is a string or cell reference of the text you are searching for and the second argument is a string, cell reference, or cell range of what you want to search.

    Data Types

    Accepts cell reference or string. Returns numeric data.

    Examples

    SEARCH(A2,A4:A9)

    Version Available

    This function is available in product version 5.0 or later.

    See Also

    FIND | CONCATENATE | Text Functions