How to Use SUBSTITUTE function in Excel

In this article, we will learn how to use the SUBSTITUTE function.

SUBSTITUTE function finds and replaces the text from the cell. Find and Replace text is provided in the formula. Unlike REPLACE function we don't need to provide the position of the replacement text.

=SUBSTITUTE (text, old_text, new_text, [instance])

Old_text is the find text
New_text is the replace text
[instance] is an optional argument, The instance to replace. If not provided all the instances will be replaced.
Let’s understand this by running it on some examples
Here we have some Old_text and other arguments of the SUBSTITUTE function.
Use the formula


Substitutes the Car from the Text from Bus
Press Enter
Copy the formula in other cells, select the cells taking the first cell where the formula is already applied, use shortcut key Ctrl + D
In the E5 cell. Use the Instance argument


This will replace the second occurrence from the text not he first.
Hope you understood how to use the SUBSTITUTE function in Excel. Explore more text function article here. Please feel free to state your queries in the comment box. We will revert you.

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