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VBA This - File location but not file

Posted on 2013-06-30
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Hello,

I have a variable that stores a file path like this

fileLoc = "C:\Here\There\myFile.xls"

Now what splitting or anything I need to do to parse out the file name out of that string and retrun me only string without the filename like this

filLoc now becomes   "C:\Here\There"


what to do in VBA? if I want the strign like this from a full file path...

Thanks
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Question by:Rayne
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by:Martin Liss
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Dim intPos As Integer

intPos = InStrRev(fileLoc, "\")
MsgBox Left(fileLoc, intPos - 1)
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Or if you like one-line code

MsgBox Left(fileLoc, InStrRev(fileLoc, "\") - 1)
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by:Rayne
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Thank you Martin, that works Gold :)
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You're welcome and I'm glad I was able to help.

Marty - MVP 2009 to 2013
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