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    How to check if a string contains one of the patterns using And & Or in If statement

    Hi there,

    I want to check a cell. If it doesn't meet one of the patterns below, it will return error msgbox.

    1. Start with "OP" and the length is 8, or
    2. Start with "DF" and the length is 10

    I wrote a code like this:

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    However, it doesn't work. Could you please point out why?

    Thank you so much,
    Harry
    Last edited by qzqzjcjp; 09-03-2019 at 08:37 AM.

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    Re: And Or

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    Cool Hi ! Try this !


    Obviously :

    If Not ((Cell.Text Like "OP*" And Len(Cell.Text) = 8) Or (Cell.Text Like "DF*" And Len(Cell.Text) = 10)) Then

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    Re: Hi ! Try this !

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc L View Post

    Obviously :

    If Not ((Cell.Text Like "OP*" And Len(Cell.Text) = 8) Or (Cell.Text Like "DF*" And Len(Cell.Text) = 10)) Then
    Another way...

    If Not (Cell.Value Like "OP??????" Or Cell.Value Like "DF????????") Then

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    Re: Hi ! Try this !

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc L View Post

    Obviously :

    If Not ((Cell.Text Like "OP*" And Len(Cell.Text) = 8) Or (Cell.Text Like "DF*" And Len(Cell.Text) = 10)) Then
    Thank you very much!!!

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    Re: Hi ! Try this !

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Rothstein View Post
    Another way...

    If Not (Cell.Value Like "OP??????" Or Cell.Value Like "DF????????") Then
    Thank you so much! I am now using it.

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    Re: Hi ! Try this !

    Quote Originally Posted by qzqzjcjp View Post
    Thank you so much! I am now using it.
    You are quite welcome. When I responded, I did so directly to Marc's posting and did not pay attention to that there was a message before it from an Administrator advising you that your thread title needed "repair". Theoretically, neither Marc nor I should have responded until you complied with the Administrator's request. You got away with it this time, although it would be nice if you fixed the thread title so people doing searches in the future might locate this thread easier when trying to find a solution to their own similar problems. Anyway, you should read Message #2 and comply with it... both now would be nice and in future postings for sure.

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    Re: Hi ! Try this !

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Rothstein View Post
    You are quite welcome. When I responded, I did so directly to Marc's posting and did not pay attention to that there was a message before it from an Administrator advising you that your thread title needed "repair". Theoretically, neither Marc nor I should have responded until you complied with the Administrator's request. You got away with it this time, although it would be nice if you fixed the thread title so people doing searches in the future might locate this thread easier when trying to find a solution to their own similar problems. Anyway, you should read Message #2 and comply with it... both now would be nice and in future postings for sure.
    Thank you again Rick for pointing out. I have already fixed the title. Hope it meets the requirement.

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    Re: How to use And Or in If statement

    qzqzjcjp Rick is correct, you need to correct your title to something that reflects your problem, not what you thing the answer should be. Honestly, "How to use And Or in If statement" is hardly more descriptive of your problem than "And Or" is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Rothstein View Post
    Another way...

    If Not (Cell.Value Like "OP??????" Or Cell.Value Like "DF????????") Then
    Rick, obviously so obvious ! (I can't understand why the forum does not want I raise your reputation )

    At least the OP should know where his error was
    Last edited by Marc L; 09-03-2019 at 02:49 AM.

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    Re: How to use And Or in If statement

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc L View Post
    Rick, (I can't understand why the forum does not want I raise your reputation )
    Really? You tried to add to my reputation and was not allowed to? Curious... I wonder why?

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    Message : You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Rick Rothstein again.

    Even if it was days ago

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    Re: How to use And Or in If statement

    Quote Originally Posted by FDibbins View Post
    qzqzjcjp Rick is correct, you need to correct your title to something that reflects your problem, not what you thing the answer should be. Honestly, "How to use And Or in If statement" is hardly more descriptive of your problem than "And Or" is.
    Sorry about it. I changed it again. Hope it can work...

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    Re: How to check if a string contains one of the patterns using And & Or in If statement

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc L View Post
    Message : You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Rick Rothstein again.

    Even if it was days ago
    Yes, it was several days ago... 13 to be exact (Aug. 21st). That does not seem like a very fair restriction to place on the Reputation Point system. Just because you did not find any postings to be worthy of giving them Reputation Points since you last gave some to me, I cannot get a boost to my reputation no matter how worthy you felt my posting was. Let's think of it in a different way. What if I were to become very active in this forum and posted two mind-blowing solutions (not that I am saying my solutions are ever mind-blowing... this is just a hypothetical after all:wink to two different questions on the same day... each of the regulars here would only be able to honor one of them with Reputation Points unless they gave someone else Reputation Points in the interim. I really do not understand that kind of restriction.

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    Yes I have some issues in this forum and after a workaround - one more here - I just raise your reputation !

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    Re: How to check if a string contains one of the patterns using And & Or in If statement

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc L View Post

    Yes I have some issues in this forum and after a workaround - one more here - I just raise your reputation !
    Thank you... much appreciated.

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    Re: How to check if a string contains one of the patterns using And & Or in If statement

    I knew there was a restriction placed (a while back we had a pair of members repping each other, back and forth, 5 times a day, daily...to the tune of 1000's of re points).

    But I did not think there was that much of a limitation. I will "TRY" to check into it with the tech team, but don't hold your breath waiting.

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    Re: How to check if a string contains one of the patterns using And & Or in If statement

    Quote Originally Posted by FDibbins View Post
    I knew there was a restriction placed (a while back we had a pair of members repping each other, back and forth, 5 times a day, daily...to the tune of 1000's of re points).

    But I did not think there was that much of a limitation. I will "TRY" to check into it with the tech team, but don't hold your breath waiting.
    Thank you in advance for checking into this... appreciated.

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