Excel VBA videos | Excel VBA Part 15a - Find and FindNext

Posted by Andrew Gould on 13 October 2014

You can use the Find and FindNext methods in Excel VBA to find values in a worksheet - exactly as the name suggests! This video explains how the methods work, including how to make the search case-sensitive, how to find full or partial matches and how to use Do While loops to find all the instances of something that you're searching for.

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03 Oct 16 at 18:43

Please.....can someone help me with this code?  I've tried to run it in in many diferent ways but it still gives me run time error 91...

Sub searchdata

Selection.Find(What:=Worksheets("DATA2").Range("B2").Value, After:=ActiveCell, LookIn:=xlFormulas _
        , LookAt:=xlWhole, SearchOrder:=xlByRows, SearchDirection:=xlNext, _
        MatchCase:=False, SearchFormat:=False).Activate
 ActiveCell.Offset(4, 0).Range("A1").Select

end sub

03 Oct 16 at 20:29

Your macro is doomed to fail!  The range you're searching within is all in row A.  Effectively you've written:

Range("A1:AOX1").Find ( ...

However, the thing you're looking for is the value of cell B2.  Let's say B2 contains the word Budgie.  Then your macro won't find this in A1:OX1.  At the end of the long command, you have:

... SearchFormat:=False).Activate

Because the macro couldn't find the text you were looking for, the result refers to what's called Nothing (a non-existent cell).  You then try to activate this, which fails.