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Hello, I keep getting the type mismatch error on this code i have written.  What I have is a useform when the command button is clicked it will open another workbook and input data from the current workbook to the workbook that was just opened.  The problem i am having is it is not recognizing the Data1 values which comes from my listbox on my userform.  The listbox contains names of all the sheets.  For example I select "Jan" in the listbox and press the command button, it will recognize the Listbox value of "Jan" but then when it gets to the copying data from "ah13" to c32 it give me the runtime error, any suggestions.  THank you
Private Sub CommandButton5_Click()
Set Data1 = ListBox2

Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Workbooks.Open Filename:="\\Flieaircwt1\elibrary\20 Temp\QA Statistics Beta"

       
Workbooks("QA Statistics Beta").Sheets(Data1).Range("C32") = Workbooks("EOM_Beta").Sheets(Data1).Range("ah13")
Workbooks("QA Statistics Beta").Sheets(Data1).Range("C33") = Workbooks("EOM_Beta").Sheets(Data1).Range("ah25")
Workbooks("QA Statistics Beta").Sheets(Data1).Range("C34") = Workbooks("EOM_Beta").Sheets(Data1).Range("ah37")
Workbooks("QA Statistics Beta").Sheets(Data1).Range("C35") = Workbooks("EOM_Beta").Sheets(Data1).Range("ah49")
Workbooks("QA Statistics Beta").Sheets(Data1).Range("C36") = Workbooks("EOM_Beta").Sheets(Data1).Range("ah61")
Workbooks("QA Statistics Beta").Sheets(Data1).Range("C37") = Workbooks("EOM_Beta").Sheets(Data1).Range("ah73")
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Question by:sandramac
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by:Dave
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If its an OLEObject (from the Controls Toolbox) try

Dim Data1 As OLEObject
Set Data1 = ActiveSheet.OLEObjects("ListBox2")

Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Workbooks.Open Filename:="\\Flieaircwt1\elibrary\20 Temp\QA Statistics Beta"
     
Workbooks("QA Statistics Beta.xls").Sheets(Data1.Object.Value).Range("C32").Value = 12 'Workbooks("EOM_Beta").Sheets(Data1.Object.Value).Range("ah13").Value
etc

Cheers

Dave
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sorry misread the form, same idea but try

Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
Set Data1 = Me.ListBox2

Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Workbooks.Open Filename:="\\Flieaircwt1\elibrary\20 Temp\QA Statistics Beta"

'exit if no value chosen in ListBox
If IsNull(Data1.Value) Then Exit Sub
Workbooks("QA Statistics Beta.xls").Sheets(Data1.Value).Range("C32").Value = 12 'Workbooks("EOM_Beta").Sheets(Data1.Value).Range("ah13").Value

Cheers

Dave

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by:Jeroen Rosink
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Is Data1 defined in your macro? And if so in what way?

Is it like
data1 = listbox1.value

where listbox1 is the name of the listbox.

regards,

Jeroen
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by:lbertacco
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Just remove the "set" and leave it as:
data1=listbox1
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by:Dave
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Why remove the Set?
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by:lbertacco
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Set is used to assign a value to an object. Here data1 must be a string and to set a value to a string variable you don't have to use set but just
var = "something"
When you do
data1=listbox1
this is interpreted as
data1=listbox1.value
since "value" is the default property for the listbox control
On the other hand, if you do
set data1=listbox
then data1 becomes a listobox object  itself and then Sheets(Data1) fails since Sheets() expect a string or number as the argument.
Also I'd recommend to declare variables as in
Dim data1 as string
to improve readability and type checking.

Ofcourse you could also do directly
Workbooks("QA Statistics Beta").Sheets(listbox1.value).Range("C32") = Workbooks("EOM_Beta").Sheets(listbox1.value).Range("ah13")
but I prefer the use of an auxiliary variable as "data1", maybe just call it "month" rather than "Data1".

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by:Dave
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I know what set is used for - I was questioning why you would leave it out

I left Dim out of my second example by mistake, but I prefer to use Dim and Set to properly access the object rather than rely on Variants.

Dim data1 As MSForms.ListBox
Set data1 = Me.ListBox2
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by:lbertacco
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Ok then:
leave out "set" because you don't want to have data1 to be a listbox object but a string.
You may argue that you WANT data1 to be a listbox, but then (besides the fact that this is not what sandramac is doing) data1 would be totally useless since it would just be an alias for litsbox2 (and you could directly write Sheets(listbox2.Value) in place of Sheets(Data1.Value)).
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by:Dave
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I didn't think or intend my last post to be offensive - sorry if it came accross that way

Its a matter of techique rather than the final outcome that we are debating  so we may as well agree to disagree about how we choose to return the value via data 1  



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by:lbertacco
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brettdj, I didn't mean to be offensive either (I was was late for something so I tried to be concise, maybe too much..)
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by:sandramac
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Thank you both for the help, it helped me out alot.  thanks again
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