#### Simple "if word exist among theese cells, then true"

```Im banging my head on the "find" functions. They give me a -value- when
I need TRUE/FALSE for an IF function.
It must be a much easier way to return TRUE or FALSE if a word exist
within an area:

Data:
A1: Orange
A2: Apple
A3: Banana

Function:
1: Is "*Apple*" in A1:A3? = TRUE!
2: Is "*Tomato*" in A1:A3? = FALSE!

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```=NOT(ISNA(VLOOKUP(B1,A1:A3,1,FALSE)))

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Niek Otten

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> Im banging my head on the "find" functions. They give me a -value- when
> I need TRUE/FALSE for an IF function.
> It must be a much easier way to return TRUE or FALSE if a word exist
> within an area:
>
> Data:
> A1: Orange
> A2: Apple
> A3: Banana
>
> Function:
> 1: Is "*Apple*" in A1:A3? = TRUE!
> 2: Is "*Tomato*" in A1:A3? = FALSE!
>
>
> --
> JemyM
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> http://www.excelforum.com/member.php?action=getinfo&userid=26945
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nicolaus (2022)
3/1/2006 10:05:43 AM
```=COUNTIF(A1:A3,"*Apple*")>0

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Bob Phillips

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>
> Im banging my head on the "find" functions. They give me a -value- when
> I need TRUE/FALSE for an IF function.
> It must be a much easier way to return TRUE or FALSE if a word exist
> within an area:
>
> Data:
> A1: Orange
> A2: Apple
> A3: Banana
>
> Function:
> 1: Is "*Apple*" in A1:A3? = TRUE!
> 2: Is "*Tomato*" in A1:A3? = FALSE!
>
>
> --
> JemyM
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> JemyM's Profile:
http://www.excelforum.com/member.php?action=getinfo&userid=26945
>

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bob.phillips1 (6510)
3/1/2006 10:41:38 AM
```Bob Phillips Wrote:
> =COUNTIF(A1:A3,"*Apple*")>0

Niek Otten Wrote:
> =NOT(ISNA(VLOOKUP(B1,A1:A3,1,FALSE)))

Fantastic! Thanks guys :)

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