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# Excel find and replace formula

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### Excel find and replace formula

Hi everybody.
I am forex and options trader. Options contracts look like this: 'GOOG 121005C770" or "GOOG 121005P770". I need to have a formula that can lookup the cell and if contains "*******P***" to replace the whole cell with "Put" and if the cell contains "*******C***" to replace the whole cell with "Call". Now I am using find and replace function which is fine. I am using wildcard to find: ******P*** and replace it with Put and then run find and replace again to find: *******C*** and replace it with Call.
Is there a way to have a simple formula which can do both seaches and replacements.
E. M.

### Formula

=IF(MID(A3,12,1)="C","Call",IF(MID(A3,12,1)="P","Put"))

ie. if the 12th character is C then Call else if P then Put

A3 is the cell with the "GOOG 121005C770" entry.

Thanks a lot for the reply.

Your formula is working fine. However, I got assistance from another site with different formula and both working well:

=IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("c",RIGHT(A1,10))),"call",IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("p",RIGHT(A1,10))),"put",A1))

### Formula

=IF(MID(A3,12,1)="C","Call",IF(MID(A3,12,1)="P","Put"))

ie. if the 12th character is C then Call else if P then Put

A3 is the cell with the "GOOG 121005C770" entry.