In this article, you will learn how to use the Find and Replace functions in Google Sheets. The Find function is beneficial when you simply need to find cells containing a specific word. The Find and Replace function is helpful when you want to see and replace a particular word or letter with a new word or different letter in multiple cells.
All sheets: With this option, the function search entire files for a specific value.
This sheet: The function seeks a specific value in the worksheet you are working on.
Selected range: The function's scope is limited to a chosen field on the current working sheet.
Match case: If you check this box, a search becomes case-sensitive.
Match entire cell content: The search returns only exact matches.
Search using regular expression*: The function tries to find words and values that meet a regular expression.
Also search with formulas: The search includes formulas in its result.
Also search with links: The search includes links in its result.
*Note: “Regular expression” is a sequence of symbols and characters showing a string or pattern to be searched for within a longer piece of text or value.
Find, Replace or Replace all
Find: Choose this button if you want to conduct a value search.
Replace: You can determine if you replace a word while going through all found values.
Replace all: Click this option if you want to replace all searched values with alternative values. If you are not confident, we recommend you choose “Replace” and decide if you replace by checking values one by one.
There is no function that automatically replaces existing texts or values with their substitutes, but you may consider using the REPLACE function that allows you to replace a part of values in cells with different values.
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