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VBA that will find a value or variable in a multi-row block of cells

Posted on 2014-04-17
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I need to find value x in this range [M62:AG66]. Is there a built in function like that?

Something like:   x = Range("M62:AG62").find (What:= [A4])
But Multi-Row:    x = Range("M62:AG66").find (What:= [A4])

If not, is there an even more compact way than this code to get it to search down, then across?
Dim cel As Range, FindRng As Range, x As Long
For Each cel In [M62:AG62]
cel.Select
    Set FindRng = Range(cel, cel.Offset(4)) 
    For Each cel2 In FindRng
    If cel2 = [A4] Then
        x = cel.Column - 11
        GoTo here
    End If
    Next cel2
Next cel
here:

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Thanks,
John
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by:byundt
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John,
You could use the Find method as shown in the snippet below.

Brad
Sub FindIt2()
Dim cel As Range, FindRng As Range, FindVal As Range, x As Long
Set FindRng = Range("M62:AG62").Resize(5)
Set FindVal = Range("A4")
Set cel = FindRng.Find(FindVal, LookAt:=xlWhole, SearchOrder:=xlByColumns)
If Not cel Is Nothing Then
    x = cel.Column - 11
    cel.Select
    'here would be here
End If
End Sub

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byundt earned 500 total points
ID: 40008181
One fine point with the Find method is that the search starts with the cell after the top left cell in the range. So I should correct the code to this:
Sub FindIt2()
Dim cel As Range, FindRng As Range, FindVal As Range, x As Long
Set FindRng = Range("M62:AG62").Resize(5)
Set FindVal = Range("A4")
Set cel = IIf(FindVal.Value = FindRng.Cells(1, 1).Value, FindRng.Cells(1, 1), FindRng.Find(FindVal, LookAt:=xlWhole, SearchOrder:=xlByColumns))
If Not cel Is Nothing Then
    x = cel.Column - 11
    cel.Select
    'here would be here
End If
End Sub

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by:gabrielPennyback
ID: 40009116
... and his eyes were opened.  Thanks, Brad! Great to hear from you.   ~ John
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