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set/show a string in vba in excel

Posted on 2014-01-22
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hi,
can someone help me. i'm trying to set a string, and then show it in a msgbox using vba in excel and for some reason i can't get it working.

says object doesn't support this property or method. highlighting  "Fname = Report.Range("J11").Text". if i comment this out, I get the same error message on "Msgbox Report"

can't figure out what's up

Thanks,

Sub CopyPaste2()
    Dim Wb As Workbook                  ' current workbook
    Dim Report As Workbook              ' referenced workbook
    Dim Ffn As String                   ' full file name of Report
    Dim Fname As String                    ' retrieved file name
    
    Ffn = "H:\F&O Report Instructions Macro 1-22-2014.xlsm"
    Set Report = GetWorkbook(Ffn)
    If Report Is Nothing Then
        MsgBox "Couldn't find the Report", vbCritical, _
               "Missing workbook"
        Exit Sub
    Else
        Fname = Report.Range("J11").Text
        MsgBox Fname
    End If
    'If Len(Fn) Then
    End Sub
Private Function GetWorkbook(Wn As String) As Workbook

    Dim Wb As Workbook
    Dim Sp() As String
    
    Sp = Split(Wn, "\")
    Debug.Print Sp(UBound(Sp))
    On Error Resume Next
    Set GetWorkbook = Workbooks(Sp(UBound(Sp)))
    If Err Then
        Set GetWorkbook = Workbooks.Open(Wn)
    End If
End Function

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yes for sure you will get an error as you cannot associate a range to a workbook you can associate a range to a worksheet. So say in your workbook Report it is the first sheet you want to examine then do this:

replace this line
Fname = Report.Range("J11").Text

by this line
Fname = Report.worksheets(1).Range("J11").Text

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Alternatively, if you give the required cell (range J11) a name in the Name Manager, eg FileName, you can then use:

Fname = Report.Range("FileName").Text

When creating the name, make sure it has scope for Workbook rather than Worksheet otherwise you will endup back with the same problem of having to define the sheet.

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that did it, gowflow . thanks!
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Your welcome
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