While working in **Excel**, sometimes we feel the need to identify whether a cell contains **TEXT** or not. In this article, we see some simple and easy methods for **Excel if cell contains text then add text in another cell**. For your better understanding, we will use a sample dataset containing **ID**, **Product Name**, and **Size**.

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## 6 Ways to Add Text in Another Cell in Excel If Cell Contains Text

Here, we will see the use of Functions like **IF**, **ISTEXT**, **ISNUMBER**, **COUNTIF**, **VLOOKUP**, etc.

### Method 1: If Cell Contains Text Then Add Text in Another Cell Using ISTEXT Function

In our first method, we will see, how to identify if a cell contains the text.

**Steps:**

- First, type the following formula in cell
**E5**.

`=IF(ISTEXT(C5), "Correct", "Incorrect")`

- Now, press the
**ENTER**key.

- Finally, drag down to
**AutoFill**rest of the series.

The **ISTEXT** function is a useful function to determine a cell value if text and using **IF **along with **ISTEXT **add an extra option to return the value if **TRUE**. As we used our command as Correct and Incorrect, the formula will yield correct in another cell if our specific cell has text value otherwise will return the value as Incorrect.

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### Method 2: If Cell Contains Specific Text Then Add Text in Another Cell Using IF Function

If we want to look for a specific text value in cells, we can use the **IF **function. Suppose, we want to look for a text value shirt in our **Product Name **column.

**Steps:**

- First, type the following formula in cell E5.

`=IF(C5="Shirt", "Yes", "")`

- After that, press the
**ENTER**key.

Here, we will get **Yes **as a return value every time a cell contains **Shirt **as a text value, otherwise a **blank **cell.

- Finally,
**drag down**to see the result in the rest of the cells.

That’s it.

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### Method 3: Using Search Along with ISNUMBER Function

**ISNUMBER **is an in-built function in **Excel **to identify number values. We have a dataset called **Product Name**, so it is a category for a text value, what if it contains a number.

**Steps:**

- First, type the following formula in cell
**E5**.

`=IF(ISNUMBER(C5), "", "Text")`

- Now, press the
**ENTER**key.

- Finally, drag down to
**AutoFill**rest of the series.

**ISNUMBER **returns the value as **TRUE **or **FALSE **depending on the cell containing numbers. Using the **IF **function we’re telling **Excel **to return the **TRUE **as a **blank **cell and **False **as **Text**.

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### Method 4: If Cell Contains Many Texts Then Add Text in Another Cell Using Combined Formula

Our cells may contain more than one text, **AND** the function comes to the rescue in this case.

**Steps:**

- First, type the following formula in cell
**E5**.

`=IF(AND(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("Shirt",C5)), ISNUMBER(SEARCH("Black",C5))), "Yes","")`

- Now, press the
**ENTER**key.

- Finally, drag down to
**AutoFill**rest of the series.

What is happening here?** ISNUMBER(SEARCH(“Shirt”,C5))** gives the output **TRUE**, **ISNUMBER(SEARCH(“Black”,C5) **also gives **TRUE **as output. **AND **function will count the value as **TRUE **or If both the output is **TRUE **otherwise False. **SEARCH** function returns the value as a number. And how the **IF **function works you already know.

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### Method 5: Using VLOOKUP Function to Add Text in Another Cell

Now, we want to look for a specific value in our **Product Name** containing text and want a specific value associated with that cell. Let’s see, how to do it.

**Steps:**

- First, type the following formula in cell
**E5**.

`=VLOOKUP(F6,C5:D11,2,FALSE)`

- Now, press the
**ENTER**key.

Using **VLOOKUP **we are looking for the text **Jeans **in the data range **C5:D11 **and we want the return value from the **Size **column which is associated with **Jeans**, that’s why we used **2 **as the column index number in our formula.

**Read More: How to Use VLOOKUP If Cell Contains a Word within Text in Excel**

### Method 6: IF with COUNTIF Function to Add Text If Cell Contains Text

Here, we want to look for cells that have **Black **as a text in them and want to return the full text in another column.

**Steps:**

- First, type the following formula in cell
**E5**.

**=IF(COUNTIF(C5, “*”&”Black”&”*”), C5, “”)**

- Now, press the
**ENTER**key.

- Finally, drag down to
**AutoFill**rest of the series.

**COUNTIF(C5, “*”&”Black”&”*”) **will return the value as **1** as **Black **text exist in cell **C5**. Then **=IF(1, C5, “”)** will give output as it is in **C5 **which is **Shirt, Black, Small**.

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## Practice Section

The single most crucial aspect in becoming accustomed to these quick approaches is practice. As a result, we’ve attached a practice workbook where you may practice these methods.

## Conclusion

That’s all for the article. These are 6 different methods for **Excel ****If Cell Contains Text Then Add Text in Another Cell**. Based on your preferences, you may choose the best alternative. Please leave them in the comments area if you have any questions or feedback.