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Posted on 2011-03-24
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Hi Again
I am so sorry for annoying, but I need to get this up today.  I got Syd's fix working and have moved to another part of the spreadsheet (bearing in mind I didn't design this).  The range to look in starts at bf7 and across to ck.

I can get this to work, but don't want it to select the whole active row this time, just a range of cells.  So the line: workstn.Rows(c.Row).Select  I don't want to be the whole row.  I want it to start at column bf and move across to ck.

I really hope someone can help and please excuse my ignorance.  This really isn't my area.

Cheers and thanks
Private Sub cmbFind_Click()
    Dim strFind As String    'what to find
    Dim FirstAddress As String
    Dim rSearch As Range  'range to search
    Set rSearch = workstn.Range("bf7", Range("bf65536").End(xlUp))
   Dim f      As Integer
    strFind = Me.unmtxt.Value    'what to look for
     With rSearch
        Set c = .Find(strFind, LookIn:=xlValues)
        If Not c Is Nothing Then    'found it
        workstn.Rows(c.Row).Select
            With Me    'load entry to form
                .proftxt.Value = c.Offset(0, 1).Value
                .typetxt.Value = c.Offset(0, 2).Value
                .descritxt.Value = c.Offset(0, 3).Value
                .detailtxt.Value = c.Offset(0, 4).Value
                .versiontxt.Value = c.Offset(0, 5).Value
                .locationtxt.Value = c.Offset(0, 6).Value
                .cmbAmend.Enabled = True     'allow amendment or
                .cmbDelete.Enabled = True    'allow record deletion
            f = 0
            End With
            FirstAddress = c.Address
            Do
                f = f + 1    'count number of matching records
                Set c = .FindNext(c)
            Loop While Not c Is Nothing And c.Address <> FirstAddress
            If f > 1 Then
                Select Case MsgBox("There are " & f & " instances of " & strFind, vbOKCancel Or vbExclamation Or vbDefaultButton1, "Multiple entries")

                    Case vbOK
                        FindAll
                    Case vbCancel
                        'do nothing
                End Select
                Me.Height = frmMax

            End If
                   
        Else: MsgBox strFind & " doesn't seem to be on the list. You may have to use a different name"    'search failed
        End If
    End With
    If workstn.AutoFilterMode Then workstn.Range("Bf9").AutoFilter
   End Sub

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by:dlmille
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Try this

rRow = workstn.Rows(c.Row)
range((Range("BF"&rRow),Range("CK"&rRow)).select

Cheers,

Dave
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by:dlmille
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or if you want to start in row 7, then go to the selected row of CK, then

rRow = workstn.Rows(c.Row)
range(Range("BF7",range("CK"&rRow)).select

Dave
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by:mjbdbase
ID: 35212492
Ummm is there the bracket missing?
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mjbdbase earned 0 total points
ID: 35212706
Hope you don't mind, but I ended up "nutting" it myself.  Have posted the code below. It may be the long way of doing it, but should be ok for our needs.
In case anyone wanted clarification, the person who designed the spreadsheet put all of the info on one sheet.  I will change this one day but am time strapped with other work.  
The reason I wanted to select from the active cell which had been found, across to row CK was that I want the user to be able to delete rows and shift cells up without deleting WHOLE rows.

 c.Select
        Range(ActiveCell, ActiveCell.Offset(0, 31)).select

Thanks for the help though Dave. As always was prompt.

Cheers
Private Sub cmbFind_Click()
    Dim strFind As String    'what to find
    Dim FirstAddress As String
    Dim rSearch As Range  'range to search
    Set rSearch = workstn.Range("bf7", Range("bf65536").End(xlUp))
   Dim f      As Integer
    strFind = Me.unmtxt.Value    'what to look for
     With rSearch
        Set c = .Find(strFind, LookIn:=xlValues)
        If Not c Is Nothing Then    'found it
        c.Select
        Range(ActiveCell, ActiveCell.Offset(0, 31)).select
              With Me    'load entry to form
                .proftxt.Value = c.Offset(0, 1).Value
                .typetxt.Value = c.Offset(0, 2).Value
                .descritxt.Value = c.Offset(0, 3).Value
                .detailtxt.Value = c.Offset(0, 4).Value
                .versiontxt.Value = c.Offset(0, 5).Value
                .locationtxt.Value = c.Offset(0, 6).Value
                .cmbAmend.Enabled = True     'allow amendment or
                .cmbDelete.Enabled = True    'allow record deletion
            f = 0
            End With
            FirstAddress = c.Address
            Do
                f = f + 1    'count number of matching records
                Set c = .FindNext(c)
            Loop While Not c Is Nothing And c.Address <> FirstAddress
            If f > 1 Then
                Select Case MsgBox("There are " & f & " instances of " & strFind, vbOKCancel Or vbExclamation Or vbDefaultButton1, "Multiple entries")

                    Case vbOK
                        FindAll
                    Case vbCancel
                        'do nothing
                End Select
                Me.Height = frmMax

            End If
                   
        Else: MsgBox strFind & " doesn't seem to be on the list. You may have to use a different name"    'search failed
        End If
    End With
    If workstn.AutoFilterMode Then workstn.Range("Bf9").AutoFilter
   End Sub

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by:SiddharthRout
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Sorry. Just woke up. :)

What you are doing is the same as what dave suggested in post 1 :)

range((Range("BF"&rRow),Range("CK"&rRow)).select

and this

Range(ActiveCell, ActiveCell.Offset(0, 31)).select

are the same :)

Sid
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by:dlmille
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Thanks Sid.  mjbdbase - whatever - glad you nutted it.
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