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Posted on 2014-10-18
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Anyone know why the code below doesn't work?
I have an Excel workbook with a form and a module.
The form contains a button that contains:
Application.Run "startExport"

In the module I have:
Private Sub startExport()
    Dim thePath, theFile As String
   
    thePath = Application.ThisWorkbook.Path
    theFile = Application.ThisWorkbook.Path & "\" & frmProject.txtProject & "Import.csv"
   
    writeProjectLine thePath, theFile
End Sub

The code gives a "ByRef argument type mismatch" error and highlights the variable "thePath" that is shown in bold above.
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by:Haris Djulic
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What is  frmProject.txtProject? If it is folder than the "\" is needed to get to csv file?

Can you post the  code of the writeProjectLine  sub? Or excel?
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by:classnet
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

Found a workaround
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Martin Liss earned 500 total points
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You may have found a workaround but note that when you do

Dim thePath, theFile As String

that only theFile is a string. thePath remains as a Variant and that may be your problem.
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by:classnet
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Not sure if this "Award" will take given the pending delete status.
Not only did your post help with this situation, but it helped me avoid potential issues as well!
I have changed my "slimy hack" workaround.

Thank you!
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by:Martin Liss
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You're welcome and I'm glad I was able to help.

In my profile you'll find links to some articles I've written that may interest you.
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