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If InStr(lbl1,lblCredit, "$") = True Then  this does not work
but this does;  If InStr(1, lblCredit, "$") Then
why?
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by:Martin Liss
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In the first one did you mean

InStr(lbl1,lblCredit, "$") = True

or did you mean

InStr(1,lblCredit, "$") = True
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by:Martin Liss
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In any case InStr returns a position and since True is equal to -1, True will never be equal to the position.
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by:isnoend2001
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Whoops i meant
InStr(1,lblCredit, "$") = True does not work
this does
If InStr(1, lblCredit, "$") Then
using the = True causes it not to work
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Let me restate what I said. In VB any non-zero value is 'True' but True itself is -1 so the position returned by InStr while non-zero and therefore True can never be = -1.
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thanks, learn something new everyday
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You're welcome and I'm glad I was able to help.

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