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    Is there a way to use a wildcard search or query on a data range, but the constant part not be at the beginning? For example, I want to find any number with a "14" in the 5-6th position in a 13 digit number (5305144222096).

    Does anyone have an idea on how to do that?

    Thank you,


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    Good afternoon,

    I'm not sure about a query, but you could use a conditional format. Highlight the entire range and then use the conditional format option where you use your own formula. Then use:

    =mid( --- top left cell, as a relative reference --- , 5 , 2 ) = "14"

    and then set your format.

    This won't query all of the data, but it will highlight favorable occurrences, then you can filter by color or whatever.

    I'm sure there is a better way, but I would need to see your source data (or perhaps one of true guru's will wander by ).

    Best of luck,

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    Took a while to wander but I think you are looking for "????14" :-)
    Look at
    and also possibly

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    Thanks, guys! Your responses were very helpful.

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