#### Search for a text in a cell and give the outcome later

```Dear expert,
C30 to C60 contains some data.
Say
I wan to find piano and use =MATCH("*piano*",C30:C60,0) in cell D31
It gives me the anwer 20 in D31. 20 is the squence of piano.
How can I use the function and use return the the whole cell content which
is "Play Piano"? I only know where it is. How to locate where and give the
Thanks
Elton

Play games
Play golf
Play guitar
Play piano
Play Kite
Play Sccoer
Play cards
Play WII
Play music

```
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```=INDEX(C30:C60,D31)

--
Regards!
Stefi

„Elton Law” ezt írta:

> Dear expert,
> C30 to C60 contains some data.
> Say
> I wan to find piano and use =MATCH("*piano*",C30:C60,0) in cell D31
> It gives me the anwer 20 in D31. 20 is the squence of piano.
> How can I use the function and use return the the whole cell content which
> is "Play Piano"? I only know where it is. How to locate where and give the
> whole content in D32 please?
> Thanks
> Elton
>
>
> Play games
> Play golf
> Play guitar
> Play piano
> Play Kite
> Play Sccoer
> Play cards
> Play WII
> Play music
>
>
```
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1/14/2010 12:23:01 PM
```Thanks for help ...

"Stefi" wrote:

> =INDEX(C30:C60,D31)
>
> --
> Regards!
> Stefi
>
>
>
> „Elton Law” ezt írta:
>
> > Dear expert,
> > C30 to C60 contains some data.
> > Say
> > I wan to find piano and use =MATCH("*piano*",C30:C60,0) in cell D31
> > It gives me the anwer 20 in D31. 20 is the squence of piano.
> > How can I use the function and use return the the whole cell content which
> > is "Play Piano"? I only know where it is. How to locate where and give the
> > whole content in D32 please?
> > Thanks
> > Elton
> >
> >
> > Play games
> > Play golf
> > Play guitar
> > Play piano
> > Play Kite
> > Play Sccoer
> > Play cards
> > Play WII
> > Play music
> >
> >
```
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1/15/2010 1:23:01 AM
```You are welcome! Thanks for the feedback!
Stefi

--
Regards!
Stefi

„Elton Law” ezt írta:

> Thanks for help ...
>
> "Stefi" wrote:
>
> > =INDEX(C30:C60,D31)
> >
> > --
> > Regards!
> > Stefi
> >
> >
> >
> > „Elton Law” ezt írta:
> >
> > > Dear expert,
> > > C30 to C60 contains some data.
> > > Say
> > > I wan to find piano and use =MATCH("*piano*",C30:C60,0) in cell D31
> > > It gives me the anwer 20 in D31. 20 is the squence of piano.
> > > How can I use the function and use return the the whole cell content which
> > > is "Play Piano"? I only know where it is. How to locate where and give the
> > > whole content in D32 please?
> > > Thanks
> > > Elton
> > >
> > >
> > > Play games
> > > Play golf
> > > Play guitar
> > > Play piano
> > > Play Kite
> > > Play Sccoer
> > > Play cards
> > > Play WII
> > > Play music
> > >
> > >
```
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1/15/2010 8:28:01 AM

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