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    I need to be able to do a case insensitive search for a string in a specific folder containing multiple excel files none of which have the same number of worksheets.

    The result of the search should be made available in a new file which will specify where the matches were found.

    I look forward to your kind help in this regard.
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    Re: Case insensitive search for string within folder of excel files

    Searching filenames in a specific folder is inherently a case-non-sensitive event. MYFILE.xls and MyFile.xls would register as the same file.

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    Re: Case insensitive search for string within folder of excel files

    Dear JBeaucaire, What I actually need to do is examine a column of values in SHEET1, of a specific excel file and then identify the occurrences of all of these values inside the worksheets of a bunch of other excel files (all having multiple sheets) located in a single folder. Your assistance will be highly appreciated. Thank you.

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    Re: Case insensitive search for string within folder of excel files

    Without referring to macros or "method", go and layout step by step how you would do this manually, be very specific.

    1) go to folder C:\MyFiles\
    2) Open file#1 (we will eventually check every file in this folder)
    3) Search "Sheet1" column A for "cat" (partial string match or entire cell match?)
    4) If found, write down the filename and cell reference in report
    5) Continue searching that file for more instances of "cat", note each one
    6) Close file

    7) Repeat steps 2-7 for every file in folder.


    Something like that, except make it 100% accurate for your steps.
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    Re: Case insensitive search for string within folder of excel files

    Dear JBeaucaire, Thank you. Let me try this.

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    Re: Case insensitive search for string within folder of excel files

    Dear JBeaucaire,

    I have pasted here the code. I get the "Object required" error.

    1. I have 3nos files located in E:\0_test search. Each file contains multiple sheets.
    2. SearchMultipleFiles.xls contains Sheet1 which contains a string in each of the cells in range A1:A4
    3. I wish to sequentially search for each one of these strings (mentioned in item-2 above) in each of the 3nos file located in E:\0_test search.
    4. I wish to dump the found strings into SearchMultipleFiles.SearchResults

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    Re: Case insensitive search for string within folder of excel files

    Dear JBeaucaire, I apologise but I cannot see the button for file attaching.

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    Re: Case insensitive search for string within folder of excel files

    Go advanced, paperclip icon.

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    Re: Case insensitive search for string within folder of excel files

    Dear JBeaucaire,

    I should have inserted into the following line of code "iCellXaminRow" instead of "2" however, problems other than this exist. Thank you for your kind attention:

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    Re: Case insensitive search for string within folder of excel files

    Here's my take on that:
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    Re: Case insensitive search for string within folder of excel files

    Dear JBeaucaire,

    You great help is very highly appreciated!
    Your code is working very well.
    Thank you for your generousity in time and expertise.
    My very best wishes for you and yours.

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