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marcro to assign a variable to the row number of a cell contains a particular word

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HI
I want to assign an variable  in excel marco which returns  the row number of a cell in Colume A with the word "find_me".  The word "find_me only exist one time in column A.
How can I do it?

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Peter
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by:andrewssd3
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Does the cell consist only of the word "find_me", or does it just contain the word, like "can you find_me in this cell".  Are you worried about upper or lower case?
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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activesheet.range("A:A").find("find_me").row
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by:TinTombStone
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A simple solution

Dim foundRow As Long

    Cells.Find("find_me", Range("A1"), , xlByColumns).Activate

    foundRow = ActiveCell.Row

    MsgBox foundRow

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by:TinTombStone
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Although ssagibh's solution is simpler and better.  I always forget the really easy methods!
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by:peteryau
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Yes, the word find_me is case sensitive and only of the word "find_me"
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by:peteryau
ID: 36483128
how to show the row number  which has exactly the value "find_me"?
ssagibh's solution shows the row number of "find_me_too"  which occurs before "find_me"
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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activesheet.range("A:A").find("find_me",,,xlwhole).row
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activesheet.range("A:A").find("find_me",,,xlwhole,,,true).row

will also match the case
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