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How to select all drawing entities containing a given text?

A - answer To select text objects containing a given text string, use the QSELECT command, choose the object type Text (or Mtext), the property Contents and the operator "* Wildcards". In the field Value then enter the searched text including the wildcard charactes - e.g. *123* selects all text entities containing the string "123"; or A* selects all texts starting with "A" (uppercase).

Similarly you can use the FILTER command and its filter value Text, value and type the text mask in the field X.

Of course you can also use the LISP expression for filtered selection set of objects - e.g. again the texts starting with "A":

(ssget"_X" '((0 . "*TEXT")(1 . "A*")))
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