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Posted on 2013-05-28
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In this function, why does the first array assignment line work and the second give a type mismatch?  Don't they point to the same thing?
Function testit2() As Variant()

    Dim testarr() As Variant
    
    testarr = Range("A4:A31") ' works
    testarr = ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("FormulaTemplate").Range("A4:A31") ' Gives Type Mismatch error
    
    testit2 = testarr

End Function

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Question by:cashonly
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Rgonzo1971 earned 2000 total points
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Hi

pls try

Function testit2() As Variant()

    Dim testarr() As Variant
    Dim testarr1 As Variant

    testarr = Range("A4:A31") ' works
    testarr1 = ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("FormulaTemplate").Range("A4:A31") 
    
    testit1 = testarr
    testit2 = testarr1


End Function 

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see Locals type for difference

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by:[ fanpages ]
ID: 39201375
Hi,

It is the use of the () parenthesis that implies that the testarr variable is defined as an Array.

Try this instead:

Function testit2() As Variant

    Dim testarr As Variant
    
    testarr = Range("A4:A31") ' works
    testarr = ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("FormulaTemplate").Range("A4:A31") ' Now works!
    
    testit2 = testarr

End Function

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You could test this as follows:

Public Sub Test()

  ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("FormulaTemplate").Range("B4:B31") = testit2()
  
End Sub

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The contents of the range [A4:A31] should be copied to the range [B4:B31].

BFN,

fp.
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by:[ fanpages ]
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:)

^ What Rgonzo1971 said!
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by:cashonly
ID: 39201417
Rgonzo1971, thanks, spot on

fanspage, sorry, Rgonzo1971 beat you to the punch.
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by:[ fanpages ]
ID: 39201550
Yeah... I attempted to answer your question, that slowed me down! :)
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