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The 'For..Next' Statement

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As far as I know,this is how the 'For..Next' statement works:
For i=1 to 5
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Next i

What I want to do now is:
For i=5 to i=1

Next i

Of course this does not work, I want to do a down count from 5 to 1. Any suggestions on how to do that??
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Question by:VivienW
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for i = 5 to 1 step -1
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next i
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by:mmcmillen
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yep. that will do it
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by:Jacamar
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another one is this

for i = 1 to 5
j = 6 - i




next i
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by:Naveen Swamy
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AlbertaBeef is right
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by:cdhildebrandt
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Answers above are correct.  Be careful with the "next i".  As you know it will add one to "i" when you want to count down.  If you use either of the codes directions above, this will not be an issue.  However, if you choose one of the many other solution to this question, it could be.

Carl
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