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Filter Items in listbox using Like or sometype of wilcard search in columns

Posted on 2013-11-07
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vba 2010  excel
variable to pass
str = "LOCTITE"

What I'm doing currently :
Removing rows in a listbox that match my criteria on Exact Strings
in this case  
str = "LOCTITE"

Specifically in Columns  8 or 9



What I need to happen now:
My problem is sometimes in Column 8 and/or 9
The column may contain  "LOCTITE CO."  OR  TRUE VALUE LOCTITE"


So i need the code to look in columns 8 and/or 9
If "LOCTITE" exists somewhere in the string .

Removing rows in a listbox that DO NOT CONTAIN my criteria.
in this case  
str = "LOCTITE"

so all i will be left with is rows that DO CONTAIN in Columns 8 and/or 9 the word "LOCTITE"




' get rid of unwanted results that do not contain str
 Dim ri As Long
With UserForm2.ListBox1
    For ri = .ListCount - 1 To 0 Step -1
If .List(ri, 8) <> str Or .List(ri, 9) <> str Then
                    .RemoveItem ri
        End If
    Next
End With

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fordraiders
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Question by:Fordraiders
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Rgonzo1971 earned 1200 total points
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Hi,

pls try
' get rid of unwanted results that do not contain str
 Dim ri As Long
With UserForm2.ListBox1
    For ri = .ListCount - 1 To 0 Step -1
        If Not(.List(ri, 8) Like "*" & str & "*") _
            Or Not(.List(ri, 9) Like "*" & str & "*") Then
                    .RemoveItem ri
        End If
    Next
End With

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by:gowflow
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For further refinement and in case you go thru some lowercase/uppercase replace this line
If Not(.List(ri, 8) like "*" & str & "*") Or Not(.List(ri, 9) Like "*" & str & "*") Then

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by this line
If Not(lcase(.List(ri, 8)) like "*" & lcase(str) & "*") Or Not(lcase(.List(ri, 9)) Like "*" & lcase(str) & "*") Then

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by:sisiliano
ID: 39631099
If InStr(.List(ri, 8), str) = 0 or  InStr(.List(ri, 9), str) =0 then
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by:byundt
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ID: 39632437
When testing sisiliano's suggestion of InStr, the comparison is case sensitive as posted--so "Loctite" won't match "TRUE VALUE LOCTITE". But you can make a case insensitive comparison with:
If InStr(1, .List(ri, 8), str, vbTextCompare) = 0 Then

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by:sisiliano
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Oops didnt think about that.

Hope byundt suggestion works for you though.
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by:Fordraiders
ID: 39643137
goflow,

When testing your solution further.
If Not(lcase(.List(ri, 8)) like "*" & lcase(str) & "*") Or Not(lcase(.List(ri, 9)) Like "*" & lcase(str) & "*") Then
If Loctite is in 8 but not in 9...

It will still remove the line..

If its it one or the other then i want to keep the line.. ?


Thanks
fordraiders
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by:byundt
ID: 39643180
It might be clearer to use an Else clause:
If (lcase(.List(ri, 8)) like "*" & lcase(str) & "*") Or (lcase(.List(ri, 9)) Like "*" & lcase(str) & "*")  Then
Else
     'Remove the line
End If

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