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using variables to adding items to combo box from textbox

Posted on 2014-07-25
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excel 2010
vba
userform
control textbox and combobox

What I need:
I need sometimes to add 2 items from a textbox to the  string I'm adding to my combobox item

But  I need 2 variables:
1 =  the first word
2 =  second word


Example: In textbox55 i may have

2X464 2X465



Dim t As String
Dim s As String
Dim ss As String
Dim i As String
Dim tt As String
Dim r As String

s = UserForm2.TextBox55.Text   ' used if i just want the WHOLE string in the textbox

' next trying to pull out the first values and second value from the textbox
'this is not working
r = InStr(1, UserForm2.TextBox55.Text, " ")
ss = InStr(InStr(1, UserForm2.TextBox55.Text, " ") + 1, UserForm2.TextBox55.Text, " ")


i = "CROSSED TO " & r & " BECAUSE " & ss & "" IS DISCONTINUED"
i should look like this in the combobox:
CROSSED TO 2X464 BECAUSE 2X465 IS DISCONTINUED




t = "NUMBER  " & r & "   IS DISCONTINUED - WITH NO ALTERNATE AVAILABLE"
i should look like this in the combobox:
NUMBER 2X464 IS DISCONTINUED - WITH NO ALTERNATE AVAILABLE

UserForm2.ComboBox30.AddItem t
UserForm2.ComboBox30.AddItem i

Thanks
fordraiders
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To get each value from the textbox you can use Split().

Dim strParts() As String

strParts = Split(textbox55.Text, " ")
'strParts(0)  <- will be 2X464
'strParts(1)  <- will be 2X465

' You can tell how many items there are by using UBound(strParts). 0 means there's 1 and 1 means there's, etc.

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Edited a typo in line 5.
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THANKS
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You're welcome and I'm glad I was able to help.

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