MS Excel: SUBSTITUTE Function (WS)
The Microsoft Excel SUBSTITUTE function replaces a set of characters with another.
SUBSTITUTE Function (Syntax)
The syntax for the Microsoft Excel SUBSTITUTE function is:
SUBSTITUTE( text, old_text, new_text, [nth_appearance] )
text is the original string to use to perform the substitution.
old_text is the existing characters to replace.
new_text is the new characters to replace old_text with.
nth_appearance is optional. It is the nth appearance of old_text that you wish to replace. I f this parameter is omitted, then every occurrence of old_text will be replaced with new_text.
The SUBSTITUTE function can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Excel:
- Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000
Type of Excel Function
The SUBSTITUTE function can be used in Microsoft Excel as:
- Worksheet function (WS)
SUBSTITUTE Examples (as Worksheet Function)
Let's look at some Excel SUBSTITUTE function examples and explore how you would use the SUBSTITUTE function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:
Based on the Excel spreadsheet above, the following SUBSTITUTE function examples would return:
|=SUBSTITUTE(A1, "bet", "con", 1)||would return "Alphacon soup"|
|=SUBSTITUTE(A2, "t", "4", 2)||would return "techon4henet.com"|
|=SUBSTITUTE(A2, "t", "4")||would return "4echon4hene4.com"|