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Excel REPLACE Function

Excel REPLACE function

The Excel REPLACE function replaces characters specified by location in a given text string with another text string. For example =REPLACE("XYZ123",4,3,"456") returns "XYZ456".

Replace text based on location
Return value 
The altered text.
=REPLACE (old_text, start_num, num_chars, new_text)
  • old_text - The text to replace.
  • start_num - The starting location in the text to search.
  • num_chars - The number of characters to replace.
  • new_text - The text to replace old_text with.
Usage notes 
  • Use the REPLACE function when you want to replace text based on its location in a string.
  • Use FIND or SEARCH to find the location of text to replace it it's not known in advance.
  • Use SUBSTITUTE to replace text based on content.

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