#### Searching for text within cells

```I want to create an IF statement that does something like this:

(Formula in cell B1) - IF A1 contains "red" then return "red", else if A1
contains "blue", return "blue", else if A1 contains "black" return "black"
else .... and so on. I realise I have a 7 nested if limit.

Can anyone help?

TIA, Alan
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6/22/2004 1:32:11 PM
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```Well. The way you stated it
=a1
would do it.

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"Alan" <me@here.now> wrote in message
news:Xns951061569AB0Dmeherenow@207.35.177.135...
> I want to create an IF statement that does something like this:
>
> (Formula in cell B1) - IF A1 contains "red" then return "red", else if A1
> contains "blue", return "blue", else if A1 contains "black" return "black"
> else .... and so on. I realise I have a 7 nested if limit.
>
> Can anyone help?
>
> TIA, Alan

```
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Don
6/22/2004 1:56:47 PM
```Hello Alan
There may be simpler but anyway here's a try:
=INDEX({"blue";"red";"black"},MATCH(A1,{"blue";"red";"black"},0))
And you may add some test with somthing like :
=IF(NOT(ISERROR(....

HTH
Cordially
Pascal

"Alan" <me@here.now> a �crit dans le message de
news:Xns951061569AB0Dmeherenow@207.35.177.135...
> I want to create an IF statement that does something like this:
>
> (Formula in cell B1) - IF A1 contains "red" then return "red", else if A1
> contains "blue", return "blue", else if A1 contains "black" return "black"
> else .... and so on. I realise I have a 7 nested if limit.
>
> Can anyone help?
>
> TIA, Alan

```
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6/22/2004 2:02:27 PM
```Alan,

=INDEX({"Blue";"Red";"Black"},SUMPRODUCT((
COUNTIF(A1,"*"&{"Blue";"Red";"Black"}&"*")>0)
*ROW(\$1:\$3)))

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Soo Cheon Jheong
Seoul, Korea
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exceler (34)
6/22/2004 5:11:04 PM

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