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Find cell with specific word

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can someone out there provide me with a bit of code that will find a specific word in colomn A in Excel. [lets say word is Reporting] so it needs tocover both upper and lowercase.

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Question by:Jagwarman
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by:R_Edwards
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by:Jagwarman
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Thanks R_Edwards but I need it to be VBA as it is part of a macro.
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by:RobZimmerman
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In excel's "home" tab locate the "Find and Select" all the way to the right of the window then run a search for 'Records'

Make sure the entire column A is selected

Hope this helps.
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by:helpfinder
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to find and select you can use:
 With Selection.Find
    .Forward = True
    .Wrap = wdFindStop
    .Text = "Hello"
    .Execute
End With

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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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Range("A:A").Find("reporting", , xlValues, xlWhole, , , False).Select
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by:Jagwarman
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Thanks RobZimmerman but I am looking for some VBA code
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by:Martin Liss
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No selection required and highlights the word(s if more than one).

Sub FindWord()
    Dim lngLastRow As Long
    Dim lngIndex As Long
    
    lngLastRow = Range("A65536").End(xlUp).Row
    
    For lngIndex = 1 To lngLastRow
        If Cells(lngIndex, 1) = "test" Then ' change to suit
            Cells(lngIndex, 1).Select
            With Selection.Interior
                .Pattern = xlSolid
                .PatternColorIndex = xlAutomatic
                .Color = vbYellow
                .TintAndShade = 0
                .PatternTintAndShade = 0
            End With
        End If
    Next
End Sub

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by:Jagwarman
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Just to clarify, when the VBA finds the cell I need the macro to 'Select' the cell i.e. I need to end up on that cell

Thanks
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by:Martin Liss
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Sub FindWord()
    Dim lngLastRow As Long
    Dim lngIndex As Long
   
    lngLastRow = Range("A65536").End(xlUp).Row
   
    For lngIndex = 1 To lngLastRow
        If Cells(lngIndex, 1) = "test" Then ' change to suit
            Cells(lngIndex, 1).Select
            Exit Sub
        End If
    Next
End Sub
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by:Steve
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You could use this one line:

ActiveSheet.Range("A:A").Find(What:="Reporting", After:=Range("A1"), LookIn:=xlFormulas, _
        LookAt:=xlPart, SearchOrder:=xlByRows, SearchDirection:=xlNext, _
        MatchCase:=False, SearchFormat:=False).Activate

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or if you want to select ALL cells this may do it...

Sub Macro1()
Dim rng As Range, cell As Range, hid As Range
Set rng = ActiveSheet.Range("A1:A5000")
For Each cell In rng
If UCase((cell.Value)) Like "*REPORTING*" Then
If hid Is Nothing Then
Set hid = cell
Else: Set hid = Union(hid, cell)
End If
End If
Next cell
On Error Resume Next
hid.Select
End Sub

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