I'm working on equipment databases for my job, and I'm trying to search for a variable string in each cell of a column, and once that string is found, I need to assign another variable to the value of the cell in the column next to the column I'm searching. I can perform loops and iterations and if statements, however I'm having a hard time finding a function that would allow me to search specific cells for a string.

Is there any way to specify a search of a cell, sort of like Cells(x,y).find()etc. or does that not exist? Also, I've found a lot of documentation on the InStr() function, but that only counts the number of times a string appears in a column, right? Is there any way to return the row,col numbers of cells that the string is found in? Thank you for any help you can offer.

```
Sub Trans()
Dim A As Range, r As Range, s As String
Set A = Range("A2:A11")
s = "T1"
For Each r In A
If InStr(1, r.Value, s) > 0 Then
i = r.Row
Cells(i, C) = "here"
End If
Next r
End Sub
```

Answer:

You are correct about potentially using *InStr()*. Here is a tiny example of searching a column:

```
Sub SeekingHappiness()
Dim A As Range, r As Range, s As String
s = "happiness"
Set A = Range("A1:A10")
For Each r In A
If InStr(1, r.Value, s) > 0 Then
MsgBox r.Address & vbCrLf & r.Value
End If
Next r
End Sub
```

There is also a **.Find()** method that minimizes looping.

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