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Google Sheets formula for "if contains"

You can use REGEXMATCH: =IF(REGEXMATCH(A1, "sites"), 1, 0) To explain, REGEXMATCH returns true if and only if the argument is a substring of your string.
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Google Sheets formula for "if contains"

If you, as Ryan Shillington suggests, want to know the number of cells within a range that has "sites" in it, you might try: =COUNTIF(A1:A100;"*sites*") The * acts as a wildcard notion, so it will ...
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Google Sheets formula for "if contains"

This returns a #VALUE! error if the search term isn't found: =IF(SEARCH("sites", B2) > 0, 1, 0) This uses the same logic but catches the error and returns a 1/0 for success/failure: =IF(...
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Google Sheets formula for "if contains"

A solution without REGEX: =if(iserror(FIND("sites",B2)),0,1) capitalization matters and if logic must be reversed, given that answer is true when the string is not found.
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How to use text from capturing groups in Google Docs regex replace?

Little hacky, but it doesn't require an extra add on script and will likely cover 99% of your use cases. You can still use capture groups with RegexReplace and reference in the replace text with $1 ...
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How to use text from capturing groups in Google Docs regex replace?

Short answer Instead of using the built-in find and replace function use Google Apps Script or an add-on. Explanation On the Find and Replace feature of Google Documents, the Replace part doesn't ...
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How to use text from capturing groups in Google Docs regex replace?

As stated by user in the comments Note: Capture groups only work with Google Sheets.
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Rearrange Name Format in Google Sheets using one formula only

Delete everything from B:B (including the header) and try this formula in B1: =ArrayFormula({"Reformatted Name";IF(A2:A="",,TRIM(REGEXREPLACE(REGEXREPLACE(A2:A,"Jr$|Jr.$|Sr$|...
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Google Sheets formula for "if contains"

This will return TRUE or FALSE: =IFERROR(SEARCH("keyword",A1)>0, FALSE)
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Google Sheets formula for "if contains"

You're probably doing this because you want to know the count or average # of rows that have the word "sites" in it. Assuming you have 100 rows of entries in column A, you can use this function to ...
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Matching a cell value to a category from patterns table

Contrary to what I had concluded earlier, "where 'string' matches B" works: Description Expected Category Inferred Category bla 1 cat1 =query(A$1:B$3, "select C where '" & ...
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How do I use regexmatch inside sumproduct?

Please try: =sumproduct(($J$6:$J)*($A$6:$A="Order")*(regexmatch($G$6:$G,"T8")))
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How can I use the capturing group in a function?

You could try splitting this into two parts returning the latter part as upper. Not sure how to nest the upper inside the regex in Gsheets. =REGEXEXTRACT(A1,"stri") & upper(REGEXEXTRACT(A1, "(...
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Using regex to select the text between two characters IF there is text

Change your * to a +, so you end up with ">([^<]+)<. I don't think you want the double quotes at the end either, since Account is followed by </div>, not by something like <&...
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Why doesn't Google give search results for '*' [asterisk]?

Google Search doesn't allow searching for punctuation characters. Further, the asterisk (*) acts as a wildcard character in searches. For instance * tart recipe Should return recipes for apple ...
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Google Sheets formula for "if contains"

If you go with the asterisks option and want a cell reference, you can use the CONCATENATE function to add the asterisks =COUNTIF(A1:A100,CONCATENATE("*",A1,"*"))
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Is it possible to search MediaWiki sites using regular expressions?

It's available and powered by the CirrusSearch (based on ElasticSearch) which is the used search engine in the MediaWiki sites, and the Wikimedia platform. Some usage examples: Note: Full guide ...
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Count the number of words in a string in Google Sheets

Slight improvement to formula in this other answer so in case that A1 is blank or if it has an empty string it will return zero. =IF(LEN(A1)=0,0,COUNTA(SPLIT(A1," "))
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How to refer to elements of a dynamic array in Google Sheets?

The below formula takes the OP query formula and inserts an extra column with value ":" between 3th and 4th column. then the outer QUERY shmushes all columns in one column and appends a ...
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Syntax for Unicode characters in regexes in Google Sheets?

There are three ways of matching Unicode characters according to Google Sheets' regular expression documentation: Using exactly two digit hex code: \xA0 Using up to three digits octal code: \240 ...
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How to extract multiple paths from a single string of URLs in Google Sheets?

You have the basic concept right just piece it together step by step. This does the job: =REGEXREPLACE(JOIN(" ",ARRAYFORMULA(IFERROR( REGEXEXTRACT(SPLIT(A1," ",TRUE,TRUE), "https://example.com/(\...
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How do I replace a paragraph break (i.e. Enter) with a Shift+Enter character in Google Docs?

The "shift-enter" character in Google Docs is called "vertical tab". Dec Hex Binary HTML Char Description 9 09 00001001 &#9; HT Horizontal Tab 10 0A 00001010 &#10; LF ...
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Convert string to real date time value?

Edit In your Google thread you mention: Would really like to be able to convert this in one formula/step. ... I would love if it if could handle the whole column down. In this case, you can use the ...
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How do I find the max value in a column only if it contains certain texts in google sheets?

You can use the following formula =CONCATENATE(SORTN(ArrayFormula(IFERROR({REGEXEXTRACT($A$2:A,".*NB"), REGEXEXTRACT($A$2:A,"NB(.*)")*1})),...
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Find or conditional format a column of phone numbers NOT in desired format

You mentioned How can I use a filter or conditional formatting to find all numbers that are NOT in this format (#### ### ###). Please use the following conditional-formatting rule =IF(A1<>&...
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RegEx on Google Forms: How to make Case Insensitive work?

Use a non-capturing group to set flags, like this: (?i)(name1|name2|name3) See RE2.
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FILTER(condition OR condition) syntax?

=FILTER(A:F, REGEXMATCH(A:A, "Combat Medic|Universal")) =QUERY(A:F, " where A matches 'Combat Medic|Universal'", 0)
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Regular Expressions

Cognito Forms supports any regular expression that will work in a web browser using JavaScript, so this is not specific to Cognito Forms. As noted in our help documentation, there are a number of ...
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