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* [[Documentation/How_Tos/Calc:_BASE_function|<div style="font-size: 120%;">Base]]
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* [[Documentation/How_Tos/Calc:_CHAR_function|<div style="font-size: 120%;">Char]]
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* [[Documentation/How_Tos/Calc:_CLEAN_function|<div style="font-size: 120%;">Clean]]
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* [[Documentation/How_Tos/Calc:_CODE_function|<div style="font-size: 120%;">Code]]
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* [[Documentation/How_Tos/Calc:_CONCATENATE_function|<div style="font-size: 120%;">Concatenate]]
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* [[Documentation/How_Tos/Calc:_DOLLAR_function|<div style="font-size: 120%;">Dollar]]
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* [[Documentation/How_Tos/Calc:_EXACT_function|<div style="font-size: 120%;">Exact]]
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* [[Documentation/How_Tos/Calc:_FIND_function|<div style="font-size: 120%;">Find]]
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* [[Documentation/How_Tos/Calc:_FIXED_function|<div style="font-size: 120%;">Fixed]]
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* [[Documentation/How_Tos/Calc:_LEFT_function|<div style="font-size: 120%;">Left]]
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* [[Documentation/How_Tos/Calc:_LEN_function|<div style="font-size: 120%;">Len]]
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* [[Documentation/How_Tos/Calc:_LOWER_function|<div style="font-size: 120%;">Lower]]
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* [[Documentation/How_Tos/Calc:_MID_function|<div style="font-size: 120%;">Mid]]
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* [[Documentation/How_Tos/Calc:_PROPER_function|<div style="font-size: 120%;">Proper]]
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* [[Documentation/How_Tos/Calc:_REPLACE_function|<div style="font-size: 120%;">Replace]]
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* [[Documentation/How_Tos/Calc:_REPT_function|<div style="font-size: 120%;">Rept]]
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* [[Documentation/How_Tos/Calc:_RIGHT_function|<div style="font-size: 120%;">Right]]
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* [[Documentation/How_Tos/Calc:_SEARCH_function|<div style="font-size: 120%; border-style: double; border-color:#778899;">Search]]
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* [[Documentation/How_Tos/Calc:_SUBSTITUTE_function|<div style="font-size: 120%;">Substitute]]
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* [[Documentation/How_Tos/Calc:_T_function|<div style="font-size: 120%;">T]]
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* [[Documentation/How_Tos/Calc:_TEXT_function|<div style="font-size: 120%;">Text]]
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* [[Documentation/How_Tos/Calc:_TRIM_function|<div style="font-size: 120%;">Trim]]
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* [[Documentation/How_Tos/Calc:_UPPER_function|<div style="font-size: 120%;">Upper]]
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* [[Documentation/How_Tos/Calc:_VALUE_function|<div style="font-size: 120%;">Value]]
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: returns <tt>'''3'''</tt>, if regular expressions are enabled. The "." stands for any single character in a regular expression, so <tt>'''"t.n"'''</tt> matches <tt>'''"ten"'''</tt>.
 
: returns <tt>'''3'''</tt>, if regular expressions are enabled. The "." stands for any single character in a regular expression, so <tt>'''"t.n"'''</tt> matches <tt>'''"ten"'''</tt>.
  
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<tt>'''SEARCH("xyz","abcdef",1)'''</tt>
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: returns <tt>'''#VALUE!'''</tt>.
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: NOTE:  This is an error condition, which must be 'handled' if used as the argument to another function.
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: <tt>'''IF( SEARCH("xyz","abcdef",1) , "Substring Present", "ERR: Missing Substring" )'''</tt>
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:: returns <tt>'''#VALUE!'''</tt> which is not very useful, therefore we could use either <tt>'''ISERROR()'''</tt> or <tt>'''ISNUMBER()'''</tt> for example:
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:: <tt>'''IF( ISERROR( SEARCH("xyz","abcdef",1) ) , "ERR: Missing Substring", "Substring Present" )'''</tt>.
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::: returns <tt>'''"ERR: Missing Substring"'''</tt> (... allowing the IF() to function, and not propagating the error from the SEARCH() function.
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:: <tt>'''IF( ISNUMBER( SEARCH("xyz","abcdef",1) ) , "Substring Present", "ERR: Missing Substring" )'''</tt>.
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::: returns <tt>'''"ERR: Missing Substring"'''</tt> (... allowing the IF() to function, and not propagating the error from the SEARCH() function.
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:: NOTE:  In practice, it may be more maintainable to use ISNUMBER() to avoid negative logic, and it is more indicative of the evaluation desired:  if the substring has a position, then ISNUMBER() is TRUE, else ISNUMBER() is FALSE.
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* [[Documentation/How_Tos/Calc: REPLACE function|REPLACE]]
 
* [[Documentation/How_Tos/Calc: REPLACE function|REPLACE]]
 
* [[Documentation/How_Tos/Calc: FIND function|FIND]]
 
* [[Documentation/How_Tos/Calc: FIND function|FIND]]

Latest revision as of 07:49, 17 July 2018


SEARCH

Returns the position of a string of text within another string.

Syntax:

SEARCH(findtext; texttosearch; startposition)

returns the character position of the first occurrence of findtext within texttosearch.
startposition (optional) is the position from which the search starts.
The search is not case-sensitive.
The search will use regular expressions, if they are enabled (Tools - Options - OpenOffice.org Calc - Calculate).
A failed search gives the #VALUE! error.
In Tools - Options - OpenOffice.org Calc - Calculate the setting for Search criteria = and <>must apply to whole cells has no effect.

Example:

SEARCH("yo"; "Yoyo")

returns 1. The search is case-insensitive.

SEARCH("cho"; "choochoo"; 2)

returns 5.

SEARCH("t.n"; "often")

returns 3, if regular expressions are enabled. The "." stands for any single character in a regular expression, so "t.n" matches "ten".

SEARCH("xyz","abcdef",1)

returns #VALUE!.
NOTE: This is an error condition, which must be 'handled' if used as the argument to another function.
IF( SEARCH("xyz","abcdef",1) , "Substring Present", "ERR: Missing Substring" )
returns #VALUE! which is not very useful, therefore we could use either ISERROR() or ISNUMBER() for example:
IF( ISERROR( SEARCH("xyz","abcdef",1) ) , "ERR: Missing Substring", "Substring Present" ).
returns "ERR: Missing Substring" (... allowing the IF() to function, and not propagating the error from the SEARCH() function.
IF( ISNUMBER( SEARCH("xyz","abcdef",1) ) , "Substring Present", "ERR: Missing Substring" ).
returns "ERR: Missing Substring" (... allowing the IF() to function, and not propagating the error from the SEARCH() function.
NOTE: In practice, it may be more maintainable to use ISNUMBER() to avoid negative logic, and it is more indicative of the evaluation desired: if the substring has a position, then ISNUMBER() is TRUE, else ISNUMBER() is FALSE.



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