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Posted on 2011-02-11
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Hi guys.

I have one vba routine that calls another.  When the other routine is called a check is run and, if this check fails (ie is FALSE) I want it to halt running code altogether.  At the moment all I can get it to do is to stop the other routine with 'Exit Sub', but the code then returns to the original calling procedure and continues to run.

How would I go about doing this properly?

Thanks in advance.
Matt
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Question by:2toria
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VTKegan earned 500 total points
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If the second routine is returning false, then in the first routine which calls the check you should use something like

If RunCheckRoutine <> False Then
  'Keep running your code

Else
  Exit Sub

End If
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by:2toria
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Great idea - I managed to use this kind of thinking to work around the problem.  Cheers.
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Note also that you must use Functions in order to "return" a value:

Function SomeFunction() As Boolean
  '/code here
  SomeFunction = False
End Function

Then call it like this:

If SomeFunction = True Then
  '/run your other code here
End If
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by:omgang
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Expanding on what VTKegan said, you'll want to change the second routine from a Sub to a Function and set a Function return value of Boolean

So instead of

Private Sub SecondRoutine()

change it to

Private Function SecondRoutine() As Boolean


    'here's where the check is performed
    If Check = False Then
        SecondRoutine = False
        Exit Function
    Else
        SecondRouting = True
    End If

End Function


Then you call it from you first routine exactly like VTKegan suggests

If SecondRoutine <> False Then
    etc.


OM Gang
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