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I have a text like the following

ShowMessage("Hello World", "abc")

I try to extract the 'Hello World' text message out in VBA if  I see it is a function ShowMessage.  Of course that can be a space before and after '('.

I have right up a function to examine the function name, then open bracket, and then try to search for the double quote.  What I notice that the Mid(string, 1, 1) function will return me 'H' whether my string is "Hello" or Hello.  
Is there any way I can search for double quote.
Or some other mean to extract the text message.

Thanks.
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by:SiddharthRout
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I hope I have understood your query correctly. If not, then please ignore this post and let me know what exactly do you want...

Sub Sample()
    Dim strString As String
    
    strString = """" & "hello" & """"
    
    MsgBox strString
    MsgBox Mid(strString, 1, 1)
End Sub

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by:tommym121
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The problem, I have import this file with columns of this types of data. What do I do in that situation?
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by:nutsch
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something like this?

Thomas
sub get quotes

Dim str As String
str = selection
str = Left(Mid(str, 1 + InStr(str, "(""")), InStr(Mid(str, 1 + InStr(str, "(""")), ""","))
debug.print str

end sub

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May I see a sample file?
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by:nutsch
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then for your whole selection:
Sub dgasdg()
Dim str As String, cl As range


For Each cl In selection.Cells

    If InStr(cl, "ShowMessage") > 0 Then _
        cl = Left(Mid(cl, 1 + InStr(cl, "(""")), InStr(Mid(cl, 1 + InStr(cl, "(""")), ""","))

Next

End Sub

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pteranodon72 earned 1000 total points
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Use InStr to find the position of the first doublequote character in a string. The doublequote character's ASCII code is 39.


Dim intPos as Integer
Dim strSearch as String

intPos = InStr(strSearch, chr(39))

If intPos = 0 Then
  Debug.Print "No double-quotes found in string"
Else
  Debug.Print "File double-quote found at position " & intPos & "."
End If

HTH,
pT72
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Thanks.
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