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Documentation/How Tos/Calc: SUBSTITUTE function

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SUBSTITUTE

Substitutes new text for old text in a text string.

Syntax:

SUBSTITUTE(originaltext; oldtext; newtext; which)

In originaltext, removes oldtext, inserts newtext in its place, and returns the result. oldtext and newtext can have different lengths.
which (optional) is a number which specifies which occurrence of oldtext to replace (counting from the left). If omitted, all occurrences are replaced.

Example:

SUBSTITUTE("castle"; "stl"; "v")

returns cave.

SUBSTITUTE("a red red rose"; "red"; "white")

returns a white white rose. All occurrences of red are replaced if which is omitted.

SUBSTITUTE("a red red rose"; "red"; "and white"; 2)

returns a red and white rose. The second occurrence of red is replaced.

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