My excel is ignoring the third argument of the SEARCH function
=SEARCH (find text, within_text, start number)
It ignores the start number argument..
Ex. in EXAMPLE, if I ask to search "P" beginning in 3 (or A), it returns 5 (it should return 2).. Does anyone know how to solve it?? Is it a configuration issue??
It's correct behavior. SEARCH starts looking for P from 3rd position and returns absolute position of the found text within string.
Try EPAMPLE, with your sample SEARCH returns 5 as well. However, if you take 1 as start number it returns 2.