How to find and replace with regex in excel
If you want a formula to do it then:
=IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("*texts are *",A1)),LEFT(A1,FIND("texts are ",A1) + 9) & "WORD",A1)
This will do it. Change `"WORD" To the word you want.
As an alternative to Regex, running:
Sub Replacer() Dim N As Long, i As Long N = Cells(Rows.Count, "A").End(xlUp).Row For i = 1 To N If Left(Cells(i, "A").Value, 9) = "texts are" Then Cells(i, "A").Value = "texts are replaced" End If Next i End Sub
Use Google Sheets instead of Excel - this feature is built in, so you can use regex right from the find and replace dialog.
To answer your question:
- Copy the data from Excel and paste into Google Sheets
- Use the find and replace dialog with regex
- Copy the data from Google Sheets and paste back into Excel