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Old February 18th 10, 12:55 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
T. Valko T. Valko is offline
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Default wildcards in sumproduct functions

SUMPRODUCT doesn't accept wildcards.

Try something like this to count cells in A1:A10 that might contain "ABC"
anywhere within the cell:


Note that case is not factor. ABC is the same as abc.

If in your application case *is* a factor then replace SEARCH with FIND.

Using FIND, ABC is not the same as abc.

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"K1" wrote in message
I would prefer to use a wildcard for text criteria in sumproduct counting
adding equations. I have tried versions of "*ABC*" and get false values.