How to count the number of delimiters in a string - VBA

I need to be able to calculate the number of periods in a string variable using Excel VBA.

What's a good way to do so?


1.1 = 1
1.1.1 = 2 = 3

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Dim Str() as string
dim Delim as integer


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Sub test()
Dim Str() As String
Dim Delim As Integer
Const YourValue As String = ""

Str = Split(YourValue, ".")
Delim = UBound(Str)

End Sub

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Patrick MatthewsCommented:
You can also do it by comparing lengths:

Debug.Print (Len(OriginalStr) - Len(Replace(OriginalStr, Delimiter, ""))) / Len(Delimiter)

If the Delimiter is a single character, that of course reduces to:

Debug.Print Len(OriginalStr) - Len(Replace(OriginalStr, Delimiter, ""))
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