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HOW TO: "If cell contains specific text then return specific text"

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If I have a list of things, and I want to have the return from another list if it contains certain keywords.

 

In the appendix of file, the column A is the original list, and I want to have it return "good" in B2 if A2 contains "apple", and return "nice" in B3 if A3 contains "help". Just to search if contains words in column E will return the result in column F.

 

I noticed from similar questions that I could repeatedly using the if formula to accomplish the goal, but just wondering if have better and neat way to reach the purpose?

 

=IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("Apple",A2,1)),"good",
IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("help",A2,1)),"nice",
IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("water",A2,1)),"better",
"no match")))

 

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best response confirmed by allyreckerman (Microsoft)
Solution

@Lucascobar 

=FILTER($F$3:$F$5,ISNUMBER(SEARCH($E$3:$E$5,A2)))

@Lucascobar 

As variant

=LOOKUP(2,1/ISNUMBER(SEARCH($E$3:$E$5,A2)),$F$3:$F$5)
Very helpful, thanks so much!
Thanks for the quick solution!!