Why does attempted match on a loop provide incorrect evaluation

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Why does a an empty cell in a a named range = a non blank cell.  I am attempting to match cells in the data tab vs the named range and for some reason if the named range is blank it thinks it equals a cell from the data tab with a value of "orange" as an example.  I on purpose had my range in the named range exceed the cells where I have values in the event I later add to the named range..

Sub LoopData()

Dim intD As Integer
Dim intE As Integer
Dim lastrow As Integer
Dim lr As Range

Dim strProd As String
intD = Sheets("Data").Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row

For d = 2 To intD
 strProd = Sheets("Data").Range("A" & d)
        For Each lr In Range("ItemFocus")
            If strproduct = lr.Value Then
                MsgBox (lr.Value)
            Else
            End If
         Next lr
 Next d
           


End Sub
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Top Expert 2016
Commented:
Hi,

you have 2 diferent variables

strProd  which has a value and

strproduct which is empty

Regards
In addition to the above statement, your data tab list "Orange" and name range lists "Oranges"!

Flyster
Top Expert 2008
Commented:
To avoid or at least minimize the issue of wrong variables used, write
Option Explicit

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at the top of your modules, this will ensure that an error gets raised if you use an undefined variable (strproduct in this case).

Thomas

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Commented:
Yikes...thanks for the solution and pointers

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