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    Validation riddle with VBA

    The intent here is simple. On sheet1, Column A1-A100, each cell is allowed a certain entry as determined by a list in B1-B6. Very simple.

    Here is the VBA code that works.

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    If I add the following variable
    secstr = "$B$6" and substitute the following for rlist:

    rlist=Chr(34) & "$B$1:" & secstr & Chr(34), it results in rlist being exactly "$B$1:$B$6" as before, but the procedure fails, the dreaded Run time error 1004 that hangs on the 2 lines starting with .ADD.

    Here is the modified code.

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    Any ideas?
    Last edited by Leith Ross; 02-02-2019 at 05:24 PM. Reason: Fixed Code Tags

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    Re: Validation riddle with VBA

    Could you attach the workbook? Also, it would be good to put your code inside ['CODE] CODE HERE [/CODE] tags, easier to read.

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    Re: Validation riddle with VBA

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    Avoid using Select, Selection and Activate in your code. Use With ... End With instead.
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    Re: Validation riddle with VBA

    Edited the code so it is hopefully clear where the code is embedded.

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    Re: Validation riddle with VBA

    In
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    The quote marks are not part of the string, they are there to tell the compiler where the string starts and stops.

    In
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    The Chr(34) (quote marks) are part of the string.

    That's why they act differently when used in list definition

    Run this test program to see the difference

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    Re: Validation riddle with VBA

    Thanks. The light turned on when your comments about how the compiler works sank in. We need more lucid explanations like this that just don't provide the solution but provide how the interpreter or compiler 'understands' what we write or code.

    Great job!!

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