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Trying to trim a trailing space char and the Trim function isn't working

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    Trying to trim a trailing space char and the Trim function isn't working

    Hi,

    I am having trouble trimming a trailing space from a string that I have extracted from a cell as part of a macro.

    I have looked at different options and the one that seems to be the best is the Trim function, in particular, the RTrim. Here is the code that I have written
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    The string values in the cells very in length from 2 to 4 chars (eg EF or ABDC) but always have 1 space at the end. In some cases there are spaces inside the string value (eg ST F or E F) and I need to keep those spaces.

    When I run the above code, for the first messagebox I might get "BALT ." then the second message box appears with "BALT ." (exactly the same).

    Anyone got any suggestions as to how I can do this?

    Thanks

    Simon
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    Maybe This would work
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    Simon

    It may not be a trailing space, but some other "non printing" character.

    Try using the CLEAN function instead of the RTRIM function and see if that gets rid of it.


    rylo

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    Hi Simon,

    It may not necessarily be a space but a nonprinting character.

    Try using this...

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    ...instead of

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    If the problems persists, see if this formula does the trick.

    HTH

    Robert

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