Search for 2 words at once

Posted on 2002-03-12
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
I currently search for a specific string that is being populated in a textbox. I would like to be able to provide two key words to look for when the serial data is being read. So if one comment is there and one is not it could parse the data and continue.

Here is my search for one word below.


Dim hFind As String
Dim hString As String
Dim hCounter As Long
Dim hSearch As String
hFind = False
Do While hFind = False
hSearch = Mid$(line_command$, 6)
hCounter = InStr(Term.Text, hSearch)

If hCounter Then
 Term.SelStart = hCounter - 1
 Term.SelLength = Len(hSearch)
 Term.SelText = ""
 hFind = True

hSearch = Mid$(line_command$, 6)
hString = hSearch
hCounter = InStr(Term.Text, hSearch)
 Do While hFind = False
    DoEvents    ' Yield to other processes.
Exit Do
End If
  If Timer - lStartTime > 15 Then
    Term.BackColor = &HFF&
    Local_flag = False
    Global_flag = False
    Fail_Command$ = line_command$
    FrmMain.StatusBar.Panels(2).Text = "Verification   Failure trying to verify " + hSearch
 Exit Do
 End If
Question by:smurray3
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Expert Comment

ID: 6858006
if i understand you correctly, you have "search1 search2" in your textbox and you want to search your string for both search1 and search2...

Dim search() as string

search = split(text1.text, " ")

then do something like

for i = 0 to UBound(search)
   '' do your search routine

is that what you want?


Author Comment

ID: 6858036
I currently have just one search routine in that mess of code. I would however like to be able to hardcode a search string. Say if something like "new user" was feed in while I was searching for "Tom" I could process the new user and then the other.
Hope this makes sense
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Expert Comment

ID: 6858874
> Hope this makes sense

yeah, not really :(
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Accepted Solution

Anthony Perkins earned 250 total points
ID: 6858954
This is trivial with the VBScript Regular Expression library.  Take a look at this link:


Author Comment

ID: 6864747
Thanks, The link helped

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