msgbox display... help

UKPhil

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I have a msgbox which I want to use to display a generated document number after an event.I have the code:
answer = Notify("Document number:")
How do I display the number using the cell reference in this box?

I know this isn't rocket science but my books offer no help on this!
once again thanks in advance
UKPhil
 

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On 2002-09-12 05:54, UKPhil wrote:
I have a msgbox which I want to use to display a generated document number after an event.I have the code:
answer = Notify("Document number:")
How do I display the number using the cell reference in this box?

I know this isn't rocket science but my books offer no help on this!
once again thanks in advance
UKPhil

assuming DocNbr is the variable with your docment number in it...

s = "Document Number: " & DocNbr
answer = MsgBox s

... check out the help text... there's quite a bit on MsgBox
 
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Sub CapBarCell()
'Add a message to the Excel Caption Bar at the top of the screen.
ActiveWindow.Caption = ""
Application.Caption = "Document number: " & Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("A1").Value
End Sub

Hope this helps. JSW
 
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Well... Joe's solution works, but its not what I'm looking for. Jim's solution just does not seem to work - comes up with a compile error in the code.
 
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Are you using OPTION EXPLICIT? Make sure you variables are defined. What the compiler error, and on what line.

Posting your code would help. If you put <pre> before and </pre> after your code the indenting is preserved.
 
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Jim, have no Idea about what you mean when you say Option explicit.

Error message is compile error: expected end of statement

code is as follows:
<pre>
Function Notify(msg)
btns = vbOKOnly + vbQuestion + vbDefaultButton1
msgboxtitle = "Record added successfully"
Notify = MsgBox(CStr(msg), btns, msgboxtitle)
End Function

Sub Showdialogbox()
s = "Document Number: " & docno
answer = MsgBox s

End Sub
</pre>
I have docno as a named range within the sheet but not defined as a variable within the module. How do I do this?
 
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This should stop the pain:

<pre>
Sub Notify()

btns = vbOKOnly + vbQuestion + vbDefaultButton1
msgboxtitle = "Record added successfully"
msg = "Document Number: " & Range("docno").Value
answer = MsgBox(msg, btns, msgboxtitle)

End Sub
</pre>
 
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Hate to say this Jim....

copied that code in exactly as you put it...

gives me
compile error: syntax error

AAAArrrrrrggggghhhhh!
My brain hurts.
 
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Sorted.... Thanx Jim
A kind of mix of the two codes seems to work... finally got there with:
<pre>Function Notify(msg)
btns = vbOKOnly + vbQuestion + vbDefaultButton1
MsgBoxtitle = "Record added successfully"
Notify = MsgBox(CStr(msg), btns, MsgBoxtitle)
End Function

Sub Showdialogbox()

answer = Notify("Document No: " & Range("docno").Value)

End Sub
</Pre>
I should know better than to try VBA! one ) out of place and 2 hours scratching my Head!
Cheers Jim
 
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