Replace Question Mark In Excel

In this post we will see how to find and replace question mark “?” in excel.

As a question mark “?” is a wildcard character in excel, it should be treated differently. A simple find operation in which you provide the “?” character won’t work.

Microsoft Excel uses the tilde (~) as a marker to indicate that the next character is a literal. When you use the Find and Replace dialog box to find or replace a character such as a question mark (?), you must add a tilde (~) before the character in the Find what box.

Suppose we want to replace “?” asterisk in our data with nothing, meaning we want to delete the asterisk character from our data.

Press Ctrl+H to open the find and replace box in excel.


And enter “~?” in find what box and type nothing in replace box and click Replace All.

As you could see all the “?” question mark have been deleted.


You could also use any character or word you want to replace the “?” with.

Hope this helped.

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