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vba find column number based on header value

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I wondering if there is a way I can get the column number based on a header value in row 1.   I am currently looping through  columns but the columns keep moving in the file that is being used.   The below is a sample of the code but instead defining it as column 5, I would like to find Customer Lead in row 1 and then get the column number.

WS.Range("D8").Value = wsData.Cells(i, 5).Value    'Customer Lead 

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Montrof
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You can use the worksheet function MATCH within a VBA script to get the column number:

ColOffset = Application.WorksheetFunction.MATCH("Customer Lead",Sheet1!$1:$1,0)

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Thank you very much

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Sorry one more question is there an easy way to skip the search if the value is not found.
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If the header might not be there you could try something like this.
Dim Res As Variant 

    Res = Application.Match("Customer Lead", Sheets("Sheet1").Rows(1), 0)

    If IsError(Res) Then 
        MsgBox "Customer Lead column not found."
        Exit Sub
    End If
    
     ' continue with code
    WS.Range("D8").Value = wsData.Cells(i, Res).Value

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