Exercise: Dinosaur hunting - FIND combined with InputBox

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Category ==> Excel VBA Macros  (37 exercises)
Topic ==> Messages and variables  (3 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Course ==> Excel VBA macros
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Open the workbook in the above folder - with a bit of luck you're now looking at a list of dinosaurs.

Write a macro which displays the following input box:

Excel VBA Macros exercise - Messages and variables (image 1)

Create a variable, then use InputBox to set its value

Extend your macro so that when you type in a dinosaur name, Excel selects the cell containing it (you can assume that you type correctly!).  For this you will need to type in a command similar to this:

Excel VBA Macros exercise - Messages and variables (image 2)

Your variable name may be different than this

Extend your macro so that it displays the height of the dinosaur you choose.  For example, if you enter Troodon in the input box, you would see:

Excel VBA Macros exercise - Messages and variables (image 3)

The height is in the cell offset 6 columns to the right of the dinosaur name

Save this as Hunting dinosaurs, then close it down.

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