InStr vbTectCompare Error With Specific String Value

Ark68

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I have this line of code that checks to see is the string variable xfee_type contains the text "light". It results in a "Type mismatch" when the value of xfee_type = "*Insurance Hrly ElmM 001-50". I suspect the error may be caused by the leading asterisk. (but that's an uneducated guess)

Code:
If InStr(xfee_type, "light", vbTextCompare) > 0 Then

The string is extracted from an external data source that I cannot edit. Is anyone able to suggest any workaround?
 

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RoryA

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Your code is wrong. It should be:


VBA Code:
If InStr(1, xfee_type, "light", vbTextCompare) > 0 Then
 
Solution

Ark68

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Joined
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Office Version
  1. 365
  2. 2016
Platform
  1. Windows
Your code is wrong. It should be:


VBA Code:
If InStr(1, xfee_type, "light", vbTextCompare) > 0 Then
Thats awesome Rory, thank you for helping me.
 

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