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VBA 'Find What' function that keeps looking for a second match in the previous column

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How do I modify or add to this line so that it finds not just the first instance of D4's value in [K8:K788], but keeps going to find the first instance of [D4] for which the cell in Column J contains the value in [D5], e.g. "41"?

[K8:K788].Find(What:=[D4], LookIn:=xlValues)

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Thanks,
John
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by:Martin Liss
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I'm not sure I understand the desired result. If a match occurs in both columns K and J what should the find return? And is the range of rows in J the same as in K? And 3rd question, is there any data below row 788?
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by:gabrielPennyback
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Hi Martin, thanks for responding. OK, let's say the value in [D4] is "AFR."
Then this search:
[K8:K788].Find(What:=[D4], LookIn:=xlValues) 

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might bring us to [K122], the first occurrence of "AFR". The problem is that [J122] = 39, and what I need is the first occurrence of "AFR" in Column K for which the J column value is 41 (the value in D5). And that might be [K184].

Does that make sense yet?

And no, there's nothing beyond row 788.

Thanks,
John
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Martin Liss earned 500 total points
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Here's a macro you can use.

Sub MatchBoth()
Dim lngRow As Long

With ActiveSheet
    For lngRow = 1 To .UsedRange.Rows.Count
        If .Cells(lngRow, 10).Value = .[D5] And _
           .Cells(lngRow, 11).Value = .[D4] Then
            MsgBox "Match found in row " & lngRow
            Exit For
        End If
    Next
End With

End Sub

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by:Martin Liss
Martin Liss earned 500 total points
ID: 39663628
Or as a function.
Function MatchBoth() As Long
Dim lngRow As Long

With ActiveSheet
    For lngRow = 1 To .UsedRange.Rows.Count
        If .Cells(lngRow, 10).Value = .[D5] And _
           .Cells(lngRow, 11).Value = .[D4] Then
            MatchBoth = lngRow
            Exit For
        End If
    Next
End With

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by:gabrielPennyback
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Works great, Martin, thanks!
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by:Martin Liss
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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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