We may need to search a value among all sheets or some specific sheets in Excel workbook, and this article will introduce one method for searching a value from all or some sheets. You can use FIND function to do searching.How do I search a value from multiple worksheets in your active workbook in Excel 2013/2016.
Search a value from all or some sheets by FIND Feature
1. Prepare three sheets and enter
123 in A2 for all sheets. Click
Ctrl+F to enable
Find function window. You can also select
Find by menu:
Find window pops up properly.
Find what textbox, select
Within dropdown list, keep default settings for others. You can also change other settings per your requirement.
3. Click on
Find next button. Verify that
123 on sheet1 is marked with green frame.
Find next again. Sheet2 is highlighted and 123 on sheet2 is selected. If you click Find next button again, the same behavior got on sheet3.
5. If you only want to select
123 on sheet2 and sheet3 ignoring sheet1, you can only select sheet2 and sheet3 by holding
Ctrl key. The two sheets are highlighted.
6. Repeat step#1 and #2, this time, 123 on sheet2 and sheet3 are selected.
This sample is demonstrated on MAC OS EXCEL, and
Find All function is not included in Find window; on Windows OS, you can select Find All function to load all searching result easily.