## 3 Ways to Count Partial Matches in a String

Recently a friend approached me with the below issue. How do you compare if the applicant has all the 3 required qualifications? Using a formula =IF(SUM(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(\$G\$3:\$G\$5,C3))+0)=3,”Y”,”N”) How the formula works: SEARCH(\$G\$3:\$G\$5,C3)...

## How to Count Uppercase Lowercase or Numbers in a String

Here are 3 methods you can use to count uppercase lowercase or numbers in a string. Using a Formula =SUM(ISERROR(MID(B3,SEQUENCE(LEN(B3)),1)+0)*EXACT(LOWER(MID(B3,SEQUENCE(LEN(B3)),1)),MID(B3,SEQUENCE(LEN(B3)),1))) =SUM({0;0;0;1;1;1;0;0}*{1;1;1;0;1;1;1;1})…...

## 5 Ways To Extract Numbers From a String in Excel

Extracting numbers from a string in excel is a must-have skill in data cleaning. There are different methods of this extraction depending on the position of the numbers. Extracting numbers at the end of a string Scenario 1: There is a separator between text and...

## How to List Missing Numbers In a Sequence

Missing numbers in a sequence can lead to wrong results in data analysis, especially if you are using these numbers to keep a count of items. In the last article, we showed How to Highlight Non-Sequential Numbers. This article shows how to list the missing numbers...

## How To Prevent Duplicates In Data Entry in Excel

Data validation is very important as it prevents bad data entry and thus saves time in data cleaning. Let us see how to prevent duplicates in data entry. There 4 steps to building a good data validation: Test your validation formula firstSelect the area to apply the...