Find_text is the text you want to find.
If find_text is “” (empty text), FIND matches the first character in the search string (that is, the character numbered start_num or 1).
Find_text cannot contain any wildcard characters.
Within_text is the text containing the text you want to find.
Start_num specifies the character at which to start the search. The first character in within_text is character number 1. If you omit start_num, it is assumed to be 1.
Tip Use start_num to skip a specified number of characters. For example, suppose you are working with the text string “AYF0093.YoungMensApparel”. To find the number of the first “Y” in the descriptive part of the text string, set start_num equal to 8 so that the serial-number portion of the text is not searched. FIND begins with character 8, finds find_text at the next character, and returns the number 9. FIND always returns the number of characters from the start of within_text, counting the characters you skip if start_num is greater than 1.
If find_text does not appear in within_text, FIND and FINDB return the #VALUE! error value.
If start_num is not greater than zero, FIND and FINDB return the #VALUE! error value.
If start_num is greater than the length of within_text, FIND and FINDB return the #VALUE! error value.
FIND(“M”,“Miriam McGovern”) equals 1
FIND(“m”,“Miriam McGovern”) equals 6
FIND(“M”,“Miriam McGovern”,3) equals 8