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Excel VBA Macros | Messages and variables exercise | Dinosaur hunting - FIND combined with InputBox
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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:
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:
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:
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.