Need a rule that searches for * in Excel

Posted on


I need a simple rule that checks if a cell contains the char *. If i put * in the rule, it matches the entire string so i figured * is a wildcard. Is it possible to make it search for the char ? I tried escaping it like ‘‘, “*” or *.

What I want is text not being shown but text* should be noticed by the rule.

Any hints?


To search for the cells containing the wildcard character (*), use a tilde before it inside the search box:


Now Excel will show you only the cells that contain the wildcard character (*).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *