With help of this Is there an Excel formula to identify special characters in a cell? VBA code and excel UDF, I am checking special characters in my csv file. Using this formula:


I am able to add whatever character I like to exclude in this part


However, it is not accepting a double quotation mark " in any order. How to add " in this


exclusion group in excel UDF.

[^\s"A-Za-z0-9é_/©™®°¼½¾⅓⅔⅕⅖⅗⅘⅙⅚⅛⅜⅝⅞•-] with a double quote mark is working fine in https://regexr.com/ in starting positions but not working in excel 2019 (365) anywhere.


Here are some suggestions:

  • Use the character twice ("")
  • Use the Unicode encoding of the character : \u0022
  • Thank you. I confirm your both suggestions are working. – Junaid Nov 11 '18 at 19:25

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