Excel tip


Two things,

1. “A:A”.

This will cover all the rows in A column.

2. CONCATENATE(“*”, A14, “-*”)

This will be make a string which combine “*” , the value of cell A14 and “.*”.

Let’s guess the A14 has “MBP”, A15 has “MBP-13”, A16 has “MBP-15” and A17 has “MBA-11”.

In this case the above will give 2 – “MBP-13” and “MBP-15”.

If the matched string is always “MBP”, it is equivalent to


But if matched string is stored on a specific cell, we should change the function. With the first function, we can just change the reference cell number which has the matched string.


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