error code 13 Type mismatch

oldguy46

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Any assistance with this code would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Code:
Sub test()


Dim x As Integer
Dim y As Date


x = Year(Now) - 1
y = DateValue("x/1/1")


MsgBox y


End Sub
 

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Joe4

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Since x is a variable and not literal text, it needs to be outside of the text qualifiers, and concatenated with the text part, i.e.
Code:
y = DateValue(x & "/1/1")
 

Joe4

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You are welcome.

It is important to understand the distinction between variables and literal values. In a nutshell, anything between double-quotes is treated as literal text. So you need to make sure all your variables and not between the double-quotes.
 

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