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    Question wildcard VBA searching

    Hi,

    I am new to the forum and new to the world of VBA for Excel. Please accept my apologies for any obvious errors that I may miss.

    I have created 2 sheets, one with the data and one which is the user interface.

    The user interface has several command boxes that run VBA 'searchstring' code. These searches refer to specific columns in the data sheet. I have managed with the help of this forum to copy, paste and tweek the code to work for me.

    So far I can successfully enter the search data and have it return the 1st instance of that data and paste the results into the required cell. What I would like to achieve is-

    1) The ability to use wildcards in the search request for when only partial data is known

    e.g. data field contains BROWN - input search data might be BRO*N

    2) for the search box to be able to search the data irrespective of upper or lower case search input

    e.g data field contains BROWN - input search data given as brown

    3) For the search to find all the instances of BROWN and copy all these rows to the nominated cells

    Here is my code so far, I would be very grateful to anyone who can assist and offer some help with this.

    BR Backstop


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    re: wildcard VBA searching

    Have you looked at the .Find method in VBA instead of looping? Also, look at Like, both terms should be found in VBA help
    Hope that helps.

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    re: wildcard VBA searching

    Hi royUK,

    I will have a play with those and see what I can come up with.

    Many thanks

    Backstop

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