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excel vba syntax dsum comparison with variable

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Hello.  I am trying, via Excel VBA to change a DSUM equality comparison utilizing a string variable.  For instance, here is the current comparison.


="=Supplies"

Upon copying a new column I'd like the code to replace "Supplies" with a string variable named NewCategory. .

for example,
dim sNewCategory as string
sNewCategory = "Rent"


activecell.formula = "="" & NewCategory & """

Obviously, that example is wrong wrong wrong.  I cannot figure out where to put the quotes at all.

Any help greatly appreciated and will speed up my current find/replace code that makes me nervous :)

Thanks!
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Question by:Not2ruthless
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by:Steve
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Here you go:

Dim sNewCategory As String
sNewCategory = "Rent"

ActiveCell.Formula = "=""=" & sNewCategory & """"

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Please note that you may find SUMIFS can likely do the job of DSUM "better"
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Rgonzo1971 earned 120 total points
ID: 38817711
Hi,

With Chr, it's easier

ActiveCell.Formula = "=" & Chr(34) & "=" & NewCategory & Chr(34)

Regards
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by:Not2ruthless
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Thank you both.  I think I had nightmares that included quote marks!
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