The REPLACE/REPLACEB function is one of the text and data functions. Is used to replace a set of characters, based on the number of characters and the start position you specify, with a new set of characters. The REPLACE function is intended for languages that use the single-byte character set (SBCS), while REPLACEB - for languages that use the double-byte character set (DBCS) like Japanese, Chinese, Korean etc.
The REPLACE/REPLACEB function syntax is:
REPLACE(string-1, start-pos, number-chars, string-2)
REPLACEB(string-1, start-pos, number-chars, string-2)
string-1 is the original text to be replaced.
start-pos is the beginning of the set to be replaced.
number-chars is the number of characters to be replaced.
string-2 is the new text.
The values can be entered manually or included into the cells you make reference to.
To apply the REPLACE/REPLACEB function,
- select the cell where you wish to display the result,
- click the Insert Function icon situated at the top toolbar,
or right-click within a selected cell and select the Insert Function option from the menu,
or click the icon situated at the formula bar,
- select the Text and data function group from the list,
- click the REPLACE/REPLACEB function,
- enter the required arguments separating them by comma,
Note: the REPLACE function is case-sensitive.
- press the Enter button.
The result will be displayed in the selected cell.
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