CONTAIN Function

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This function returns the Boolean value "True" if the string it's searching for is found in a report column or analyzed the field. It is usually used in conjunction with the IF Function.


  • CONTAIN(Where to look;What to look for)


  • Where to search - search range; this is generally a report column's "code" (the letter at the top of the column, A-Z, AA-ZZ, etc.) or a custom field
  • What to search for - the string that's searched for in the specified range



In this example, the formula checks the row it was entered in to see if it finds the string "Clarification" in column H. If it does, it outputs the value in column G of this same row. If it doesn't, it returns a blank output.

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