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how to detect whether VBA excel found something?

Posted by: admin March 9, 2020 Leave a comment


i am using this to in a macro to find stuff in my sheet:

Selection.Find(What:=email, After:=ActiveCell, LookIn:=xlFormulas, LookAt _
    :=xlPart, SearchOrder:=xlByRows, SearchDirection:=xlNext, MatchCase:= _
    False, SearchFormat:=False).Activate

how can i tell whether or not it found something?

How to&Answers:
Dim rng As Range

Set rng = Selection.Find(What:=email, After:=ActiveCell, LookIn:=xlFormulas, _
    LookAt:=xlPart, SearchOrder:=xlByRows, SearchDirection:=xlNext, MatchCase:= _
    False, SearchFormat:=False)

If Not rng Is Nothing Then 'when rng <> nothing means found something'
End IF


Find returns a Range object that will ave value Nothing if What is not found. From the help:

With Worksheets(1).Range("a1:a500")
    Set c = .Find(2, lookin:=xlValues)
    If Not c Is Nothing Then
        firstAddress = c.Address
            c.Value = 5
            Set c = .FindNext(c)
        Loop While Not c Is Nothing And c.Address <> firstAddress
    End If
End With


Selection.Find is like using Ctrl+F to find a value. You can then check against Activecell.Value to see if you got the desired result.