Search excel for grouped cell contents?

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JK - Sep 28, 2009 at 01:53 PM
 jk - Oct 9, 2009 at 01:02 PM
Hello,
I want to be able to search an excel chart looking for "groups of cells" that have the same sequence of contents. For instance cell 1 would have AB, the next cell 2 would have TZ. I want to be able to search the sheet to find all instances where such a pair of cells with these contents might be located.
I tried separating the search data with ^t and^n, but the program seems only able to locate contents of a single cell.
Any ideas? Thanks.

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venkat1926 Posts 1864 Registration date Sunday June 14, 2009 Status Contributor Last seen August 7, 2021 810
Sep 28, 2009 at 09:19 PM
what is that ^n (^ is wildcard symbold)

"next cell" what is next cells. next to the right, down, left or up.

all information may plese be given
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If two adjacent cells have a certain pattern of contents, cell 1 has Tz# and the adjacent cell had aK4, and I want to search for all groups of adjacent cells on a work sheet that contain identical matched adjacent contents, is that possible?

Example: Cell 1 Cell 2
Cell Contents: Tz# aK4 Can excel help me find all locations of similar adjacent cells
with identical grouped adjacent contents?

Thanks,
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venkat1926 Posts 1864 Registration date Sunday June 14, 2009 Status Contributor Last seen August 7, 2021 810
Sep 29, 2009 at 08:17 PM
Again you have not said what sis meant by adjacent cells to the right or down etc
I assumed it is adjacent cells in the same row.
my sample data is like this from A1 to B7

TZ# ak4
q w
w e
TZ# ak4
r t
t y
TZ# ak4

in C1 type ths formula (or copy paste)

=IF(AND(A1="TZ#",B1="AK4"),1,0)

copy C1 down.

so the values 1 in column C indicate your required rows.
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Thanks for the help to Venkat1926. I wasn't being clear and I apologize.

Assume cell S26 has cell contents of [%&]. And the adjacent cell in the row S27 has cell contents of [98*] .

If I want to search the rest of the excel table to find all other adjacent cells that match the same adjacent cell contents of [%&] next to [98*] that I had put in S26 and S27, is there a way to do that?

Sorry for the confusion. Hope this is clearer.
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I SCREWED UP. MESSAGE REVISED:

Thanks for the help to Venkat1926. I wasn't being clear and I apologize.

Assume cell S26 has cell contents of [%&]. And the adjacent cell in the row T26 has cell contents of [98*] .

If I want to search the rest of the excel table to find all other adjacent cells that match the same adjacent cell contents of [%&] next to [98*] that I had put in S26 and T26, is there a way to do that?

Sorry for the confusion. Hope this is clearer.
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