Find string and color cell if found

Posted on 2013-01-19
Last Modified: 2013-01-19

I have the following code which looks for cells in column B and colors any cell blue that contains a certain string. This works ok but now I need to color any cell that has WATERBALL in it, even if WATERBALL is only a partial match (like "Red  WATERBALL", or "Blue Waterball"). This code only works for an exact match including case.

lRow = Range("B" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row
Set MR = Range("B2:B" & lRow)
For Each cell In MR
If cell.Value = "WATERBALL" Then cell.Interior.ColorIndex = 28

Further, I need a second string "Float" found and colored some other color (purple?)
This works but again, only for an exact match.

lRow = Range("B" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row
Set MR = Range("B2:B" & lRow)
For Each cell In MR
If cell.Value = "WATERBALL" Then cell.Interior.ColorIndex = 28
If cell.Value = "Float" Then cell.Interior.ColorIndex = 39

Thanks in advance,

Question by:swjtx99
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Author Comment

ID: 38797647
Hmm....Googling led me to this which didn't work at all....

Sub Find_String()

lRow = Range("B" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row
Set MR = Range("B2:B" & lRow)
For Each cell In MR
If UCase(ActiveCell.Value) Like "WATERBALL" Then cell.Interior.ColorIndex = 28
If UCase(ActiveCell.Value) Like "Float" Then cell.Interior.ColorIndex = 39

End Sub
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Accepted Solution

Ingeborg Hawighorst earned 500 total points
ID: 38797651


Option Explicit

Sub test()

Dim lrow As Long
Dim MR As Range
Dim cel As Range

lrow = Range("B" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row
Set MR = Range("B2:B" & lrow)
For Each cel In MR
If InStr(UCase(cel.Value), "FLOAT") Then cel.Interior.ColorIndex = 39
If InStr(UCase(cel.Value), "WATERBALL") Then cel.Interior.ColorIndex = 28


End Sub

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cheers, teylyn

Author Closing Comment

ID: 38797666

Thanks for your help,


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