This Excel tutorial explains how to use the Excel SUBSTITUTE function with syntax and examples.
The Microsoft Excel SUBSTITUTE function replaces a set of characters with another.
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:
The SUBSTITUTE function can be used in Microsoft Excel as the following type of function:
Let's look at some Excel SUBSTITUTE function examples and explore how to use the SUBSTITUTE function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:
Based on the spreadsheet above, the following Excel SUBSTITUTE examples would return:
=SUBSTITUTE(A1, "bet", "con", 1) Result: "Alphacon soup" =SUBSTITUTE(A2, "t", "4", 2) Result: "techon4henet.com" =SUBSTITUTE(A2, "t", "4") Result: "4echon4hene4.com"
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