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- Flappy Owl in Excel VBA
- Excel VBA Part 15.2 - Find and FindNext
- Excel VBA Part 20a - Application Events
- Excel VBA Part 25 - Arrays
- Excel VBA Part 26 - Constants and Enumerations
- Excel VBA Part 33 - Creating Add Ins
- Excel VBA - Disable Screen Updates
- Excel VBA Part 43.1 - ByRef and ByVal
- Excel VBA Part 43.2 - ByRef and ByVal (When to use Parentheses)
- Excel VBA Part 44 - Making Excel Talk
- Excel VBA Part 45 - Finding the Last Used Row, Column and Cell
VBA - advanced videos | Excel VBA Part 15.2 - 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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I have a Userform with a text box that tries to find a specific number (from 1 to 200) when I press a button. The text box has as property text=1. After seeing the video, I thought for such a search to use the Find method. However even if the line below works with any other number, when I use the number 1 it finds the number 10? I made the same test with numbers 2 & 20 & 200 but there was no problem with them.
Range("A5:OI5").Find(What:=TxtBxMapNumber.Value, LookIn:=xlValues, MatchCase:=True).Select
What is wrong with number 1? Thanks once more for your assistance.
Try adding the LookAt:=xlWhole parameter to your Find method - that should solve the problem.
Incidentally, you should be seeing the same behaviour with the number 2 - remember that the Find method will report the first instance of the value that it finds so, if 2 appears above 20 and 200 it will find that value first.
I hope that helps!
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...
Selection.Find(What:=Worksheets("DATA2").Range("B2").Value, After:=ActiveCell, LookIn:=xlFormulas _
, LookAt:=xlWhole, SearchOrder:=xlByRows, SearchDirection:=xlNext, _
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:
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.