Parameterized use of the match function

prw8864

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I am trying to make the following function call w/ MATCH

found = WorksheetFunction.Match(num_months, lookupRC(1), 0)
where lookupRC(1) is a string holding the named range that I need to use.

How can I represent this named range in such a way the MATCH function will accept it as the array_value discused in the MS help dialog.
 

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Code:
found = WorksheetFunction.Match(num_months, Range(lookupRC(1)), 0)
 
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I have tried to use the lookupRC(1) variable in the RANGE function but I keep getting an error saying the match function can't read the array_value parameted. I have also tried to convert the named range into RC cordinates as a quoted string with no luck.... I have also tried "ThisWorkbook.Names(lookupS(0)).RefersToRange" to make a rang but have not been able to get this to work either..
 
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Are you sure you don't have it backwards? This works fine for me:

Code:
MsgBox WorksheetFunction.Match( _
    Range("foobar")(1, 1).Value, Range("A1:A10"), 0)
 
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Is lookupRC(1) just the name of the range you want to use in the lookup?
 
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LookupRC(1) holds the text representation of the named range to be used. I have several table that may be used. I have a function that returns 1) the named range of the table 2) the named range of the column to be searched. These items are stored in a 2 element array LookupRC.

If the tabel to be used is "month_6" then LookupRC(1) has the value month_6 (with out surounding quotes).
 
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The code VoG posted worked fine for me with a one dimensional array LookupRC where LookupRC(1) = "month_6", where month_6 was a named range with one column.

What are the dimensions of the array?

What are the dimensions of the range(s)?

A range used in MATCH can only be one column wide

Also what's the error message?

I've never heard of of an error message like the one you mention.

If there's a problem with the named range the error is Unable to get the Match property... unless you use Application.Match.
 
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