Excel VBA - Where does Find not work


I have already established that find will not find call values in merged cells.
Where else will it not find values and are there ways to get around it?

Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAsked:
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Roy CoxGroup Finance ManagerCommented:
Dates are difficult to use the Find method with. Dates should be entered in a correct date format, but you must search for it in Excel's standard format  format, e.g., mm/dd/yyyy.   For example,

Set TheCell = Range("A1:A10").Find (what:="7/18/1998")

Set TheCell = Range("A1:A10").Find (what:=Format(Date,"mm/dd/yyyy")

An alternative approach is to use DateValue to convert the date to it's serial value

Set TheCell = Range("A1:A100").Find   (what:=DateValue(Date) ,lookin:=xlFormulass,Lookat:=xlwhole)

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Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
Find will work in merged cells but you have to refer to a range as Roy did rather than cells. For example

With Sheets("Sheet1")
    .Range("A1:zz65535").Find(What:="some value", After:=ActiveCell, LookIn:=xlValues, LookAt _
        :=xlWhole, SearchOrder:=xlByColumns, SearchDirection:=xlNext, MatchCase _
        :=False, SearchFormat:=False).Activate
End With

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Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thanks very much
Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
You're welcome and I'm glad I was able to help.

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