Find and select similar cells in Excel

Define the number of different characters

The utility lets you find similar cells in your Excel list. You are to define the number of characters that may be different between the value in the initially selected cell and the entries you want to find. You can search in the current column, table, or the active sheet.

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Find Similar Cells for Excel 2019, 2016 - 2010

With Find Similar Cells you will

  • Set the number of different symbols It’s up to you to decide the maximum number of different characters in similar cells.
  • Select similar cells in the needed range Get the similar cells selected in the current column, table, or active worksheet.

How to find similar cells in Excel

Set the number of different characters
Set the number of different characters
Search in the current column, table, or sheet
Search in the current column, table, or sheet
The similar cells are found and selected
The similar cells are found and selected

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Frequently asked questions

What is Find Similar Cells and what do I need it for?

This is a time-saving utility that searches for the similar cells according to the set number of different characters.

How to find similar cells in Excel?

Select the cell that contains the values similar to which you are looking for. Set the maximum differences number and the search range.

Find a more detailed instruction here.

What is the number of characters that may be different in the similar cells?

It is up to you to decide: you can set from 1 to 4 maximum number of different characters.

Can I select the search range?

Yes, you can perform the search in the current column, table, or sheet.

Supported versions

Microsoft Excel

  • Excel included in ​Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365)
  • Excel 2019
  • Excel 2016
  • Excel 2013
  • Excel 2010
  • 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Note! Office Insider is not supported

Windows

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Note! Windows insider is not supported
  • Note! Surface Pro X and Windows X are not supported

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