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trying to concatenate the last column variable into the range

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Hi,
Keep getting an error on line 6. I cant seem to solve the concatenation
I'm trying to get the last column variable into the range.
'remove dashes from part numbers on DSV base data sheet
    'first get the last column
    LCDSV = WS3.Cells(1, Columns.Count).End(xlToLeft).Column
    
    'then remove dashes
    WS3.Range("A1:" & LCDSV & "1").Replace What:="-", Replacement:="", SearchOrder:=xlByColumns, MatchCase:=True

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This is part of a much larger procedure that works fine, and even this part works OK if I hard code the column address into it, but the last column may change in the future.
Naturally, any help is most appreciated
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Sorted it!
I realised after posting that the concatenation was trying to add the column number to the number one, which is silly!
I changed the last column lookup to get the address and not the column.
I have included the code in case any other newcomer to vba has the same problem
'remove dashes from part numbers on DSV base data sheet
    'first get the last column
    LCDSV = WS3.Cells(3, Columns.Count).End(xlToLeft).Address
    
    'then remove dashes
    WS3.Range("A3:" & LCDSV).Replace What:="-", Replacement:="", SearchOrder:=xlByColumns, MatchCase:=True

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Hi,

If I understand what you are trying to achieve from the small snippet of code you have provided, please replace the last line with this:

WS3.[A1].Resize(LCDSV).Replace What:="-", Replacement:="", SearchOrder:=xlByColumns, MatchCase:=True
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by:[ fanpages ]
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:)

Just missed your discovering a solution on your own.

I did note, however, that you also changed the line:
LCDSV = WS3.Cells(1, Columns.Count).End(xlToLeft).Column
To:
 LCDSV = WS3.Cells(3, Columns.Count).End(xlToLeft).Address

Are you sure you wanted to include the first three rows in the eventual range, not just the first row (as per your original question)?
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by:Stephen Byrom
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Thanks for your comment, and yes I changed the range to accomodate the entire data from the supplier.
Thanks for your interest
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