Advanced Find and Replace

How to work with Advanced Find and Replace add-on for Google Sheets

Get the add-on

Please see step-by-step instructions and tips to find and replace data in your sheets in seconds.

Define search conditions

Open the add-on from Add-ons > Advanced Find and Replace > Start.

You can type the entry you are looking for in the 'Find what' field and specify the type of data and other parameters.

Enter the value you are looking for in the Find what field

Additional options

You can make the search case-sensitive by selecting the 'Match case' option in the 'Match options' section.

If you want to find an exact match of your entry, you can use the 'Entire cell' option. Thus, you'll exclude any cells that contain anything besides the value you are looking for.

Tick off the "By mask" checkbox to search for values in certain positions. The following wildcard characters will help:

  • "*" - (an asterisk) is used to denote a string. For example, if you want to find cells that begin with number 12, enter 12* into the "Find what"
  • "?" - (a question mark) denotes one character. Enter 12??? to find cells that contain number 12 followed by any 3 characters.
Choose additional options to narrow down the search

Choose the type of data to search

You can narrow your search down to specific data types: values, formulas, notes, or hyperlinks. Tick off all check boxes in the 'Look in' section to look for the data entry everywhere simultaneously.

Choose what data type you want to search in

Choose where to search the entry

You can see a list of all open sheets in the sidebar. Select check boxes next to any sheets you want to include in the search. Or select any number of cells on your table and check the box to search only within that range.

Add sheets to search by selecting them

Click "Find All" to work with the results.

Click Find All to proceed to search results

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