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Quickie !  How to refer to a Name in VBA

Posted on 2011-02-16
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Example: This is very easy ... if I explain it correctly!

I have a value "J" stored in cell A1. (This value will change!)
I then define a NAME so that cell A1 is named "Initial"

In VBA code I want to set strInitial =   the value in name "Initial"
See below.  

dim strInitial as string
    strInitial = ?????

What is the correct syntax so that strInitial will hold the value of "Initial"
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Question by:Patrick O'Dea
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE) earned 1332 total points
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Hello,

Range.("initial")

cheers
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Or, to complete your code lines

dim strInitial as string
    strInitial = Range.("Initial")
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by:Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)
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Sorry, not quite awake yet. no dot!!

Dim strInitial As String
    strInitial = Range("Initial")
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by:Patrick O'Dea
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Thanks all.
I said it was a quickie!

I will check the links out jppinto
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by:patrickab
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This is much simpler and will also work:

dim strInitial as string
strInitial = [Initial]

The [] square brackets just mean evaluate.

Patrick
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