Why do my wildcards in VBA not work

Posted on 2014-02-14
Last Modified: 2014-02-17
I have the below code , but it does not work.  As an example if AA2 has "501D" as the value and D2 has a value of JonesCo/////ty501D.00 no match is found even though the string in AA2 contains 501D ?  Any suggestions ?

IF .Range("AA" & intRow) Like "*" &  .Range("D" & intRow) & "*" THEN
msgBox "Partial Match Found"


Question by:upobDaPlaya
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by:zorvek (Kevin Jones)
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It works for me.

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by:zorvek (Kevin Jones)
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Set a breakpoint and inspect intRow. Make sure it's 2.

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IrogSinta earned 350 total points
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Looks like you're doing it in reverse.  If D2 has the full text and AA2 has "501D" then you should be using:
IF .Range("D" & intRow) Like "*" & .Range("AA" & intRow) & "*" THEN

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by:zorvek (Kevin Jones)
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I had my test data backwards too!

That's it.


Author Comment

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Aaaarhhhg.. I was banging my head on this one.  Thanks !
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ID: 39863085
sorry...wrong area

Author Closing Comment

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Saved me a boatload of time...Thanks !
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by:zorvek (Kevin Jones)
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I appreciate the points but Ron nailed it and I missed it. If I were grading he would get all the points.

My idea of setting breakpoints and inspecting variables is sound advice and, if that's why you gave me points, I can accept that.


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