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I use a formula to find text in a particular text and ask the results plus
the next 100 characters to display in another cell. I was wondering if there
was a way to show the proceeding characters. The formula i am using is:

=MID($G6&$H6,SEARCH(C$2,$G6&$H6),100)

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=LEFT(G6&H6,SEARCH(C2,C6&H6)-1)

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I use a formula to find text in a particular text and ask the results plus
the next 100 characters to display in another cell. I was wondering if
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was a way to show the proceeding characters. The formula i am using is:

=MID($G6&$H6,SEARCH(C$2,$G6&$H6),100)


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Default Search formula showing results plus 100 characters

Assuming that the formula you have shown is in cell D2, then a formula like
this would do the trick:
=IF(LEN(D2)0,LEFT(G$6&H$6,LEN(G$6&H$6)-LEN(D2)),"")

However, if D2 (your formula) comes up with an error because the contents of
C$2 isn't found in G$6 & H$6, then the formula above will display the same
error.

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I use a formula to find text in a particular text and ask the results plus
the next 100 characters to display in another cell. I was wondering if there
was a way to show the proceeding characters. The formula i am using is:

=MID($G6&$H6,SEARCH(C$2,$G6&$H6),100)



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