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refer to variable named workbook

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How can I refer to a variable named workbook.

Set wb2 = ThisWorkbook.FullName Replace("Performance", "Scoreboard", , , vbTextCompare)

doesn't work
and I have tried a few combinations.
Sorry if I am a pain.
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by:Chris Bottomley
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Have you tried:

Set wb2 = application.workbooks.open replace(thisworkbook.FullName, "Performance", "Scoreboard",,,vbTextCompare)
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IN fact I missed a bit, brackets!

Set wb2 = Application.Workbooks.Open(Replace(ThisWorkbook.FullName, "Performance", "Scoreboard", , , vbTextCompare))

Chris
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by:teylyn
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Hello,

the syntax for the replace function is

Replace(expression, find, replace[, start[, count[, compare]]])

In your previous question (which would have been a lot easier to find if you had posted a related question or included a link to the previous question), this line of code was suggested:

application.workbooks.open replace(thisworkbook.FullName, "Performance", "Scoreboard",,,vbTextCompare)

Your current line of code is missing an element:

>> Set wb2 = ThisWorkbook.FullName Replace("Performance", "Scoreboard", , , vbTextCompare)

You do not state the "expression" bit, but seem to supply the "find", "replace" and "compare" bits only.

I'm not quite sure what you want to achieve, but maybe

Set wb2 =  Replace(ThisWorkbook.FullName, "Performance", "Scoreboard", , , vbTextCompare)

<not tested!>

If that does not help, please post your code in full and explain the context of what you are trying to achieve.

cheers, teylyn
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by:Stephen Byrom
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Thanks again for the help.
The assistance I get on here also helps me understand more the syntax etc.
Thanks again.

To Teylyn,
I am sorry for not being more helpfull with the links in my original post. I will remember to do that in future.
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FYI, when a question is 'related' you have the option from that closed question to "sk a related question" via the button ... this includes a hyperlink to the original question in your new one and then would perhaps serve to provide the clarification Teylyn suggested.  This is always good because the more relevant info you post the more likely you are to get multiple experts responding and that has to be a good thing for you as the asker.

Chris
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by:Stephen Byrom
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Thanks for the tip Chris.
I will remember that in future.
(there will be more questions, there always are)
:)
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>> (there will be more questions, there always are)

:)

What would life be without challenges?

Glad you found your answer from an expert who knows the subject.
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