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excel vba – VB / VBA StrComp or =

Posted by: admin March 9, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

What, if anything, is the benefit of using

If StrComp(strVal1, strVal2, vbTextCompare) = 0 Then

as opposed to using

If strVal1 = strVal2 Then

If Option Compare Text is set at the module level, is there any difference?

I know StrComp handles null scenarios and <> scenarios, I am only interested in the situation where strVal1 and strVal2 have non-null valid strings assigned.

How to&Answers:

If Option Compare Text is set at the module level, is there any difference?

No. It simply offers a finer grained control (no module-level strategy commitments). However, if you can make such a commitment, go for the x = y option: less code is always better code.

Answer:

Since StrComp is comparing string (with cultural info), UpperCase and LowerCase are not taking care … (so Hello is the same as hello). In the case of =, there will be different (Like using a Binary compare).
If option compare text is at module level, there will be no difference (but you should use StrComp in case another guy delete it)…