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lcasey Member
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Contain Function not Working

Hello,

 

Does anyone know why this formula is not working?

 

Column = IF(Contains('BSA00-RMMC','BSA00-RMMC'[DOCNUMBR],"SLS"),1,0)

 

I am simply trying to find all records with the letter SLS in it and assign the value 1. Everythiong is returned a 0 even though I have the letters SLS in records.

 

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Re: Contain Function not Working

Seems like CONTAINS is geared toward numbers and you have text. The only real reference to this in the CONTAINS description is that it references a "scalar value" to search. That means "number" to me but isn't very clear.

 

You could try this instead:

 

Column = IF(SEARCH("SLS",[Text],1,-1)=-1,0,1)

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Super User
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Re: Contain Function not Working

Seems like CONTAINS is geared toward numbers and you have text. The only real reference to this in the CONTAINS description is that it references a "scalar value" to search. That means "number" to me but isn't very clear.

 

You could try this instead:

 

Column = IF(SEARCH("SLS",[Text],1,-1)=-1,0,1)

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Did I answer your question? Mark my post as a solution!

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lcasey Member
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Re: Contain Function not Working

Thanks!

 

Your right, The contains function does only work with numbers.  Your method works.

 

Thanks Again!

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