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Output contents of Activecell when Activecell may be string or numeric.

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    Output contents of Activecell when Activecell may be string or numeric.

    I am looping down a column and getting the activecell value to do some validation on entered fields. The field is a text field but entering a number value is not necessarily an error. If validation fails, I am trying to write a log message using "text" + Activecell + "text" to identify the contents of the cell that are not valid. But if someone enters a numeric value that isn't valid, I get a type mismatch error. If I change it to "text + str(Activecell) + "text" then I get an error when the validation fails for a text entry. Any recommendations on how to write that log message without first doing an IF statement to find out if the value is text or numeric? I tried forcing the column cell properties to be text but still got the same error. Line 12 is where the error occurs.

    1 aocheck = 0
    2 For x = 1 To lcnt
    3 If ActiveCell.Value = lse(x) Then
    4 aocheck = 1
    5 Exit For
    6 End If
    7 Next
    8 If aocheck = 0 Then
    9 erec = erec + 1
    10 errorstr(erec, 1) = "Load Assets"
    11 errorstr(erec, 2) = "Cell" + " " + ActiveCell.Address
    12 errorstr(erec, 3) = "Asset Owner " + Str(ActiveCell) + " not identified as Load Asset Owner in Participant Tab"
    13 End If

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    Re: Output contents of Activecell when Activecell may be string or numeric.

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