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Delete entire column using named range

Posted on 2008-06-12
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I'm missing a basic concept here on assigning ranges. What I am trying to do is delete a column that I have pre-defined as a named range.
I have attached a code snippet.
I am getting an error on line:
        ActiveSheet.Columns(rng).EntireColumn.Delete

The range "rptColSubBatch" is a valid range.
I originally defined the range as comprising the entire column E (i.e. "$E:$E")
The error generated was: Runtime Error '13'  Type Mismatch
I changed the range to comprise only the first cell in the column (i.e. $E$1)
The error generated for that range was: Runtime Error '1004'  Application-defined or Object-defined  error

Because I am working with numerous columns that may change, I need to stick with named ranges.

What am I doing wrong?

Shambalad





Public Sub DeleteColumns()
   Dim strRange As String
   Dim rng As Range
   
   strRange = "rptColSubBatch"
   Set rng = Range(strRange)
   ActiveSheet.Columns(rng).EntireColumn.Delete
End Sub

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Figured it out.
Public Sub DeleteColumns()
   Dim strRange As String
   strRange = "rptColSubBatch"
   ActiveSheet.Columns.Range(strRange).EntireColumn.Delete
end Sub

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