RegEx Helper / Returning Values From Function

IREALLYambatman

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Hey guys.. so this is the first real VBA stript that I'm trying to put together and I keep getting the error "Object Required" When I try and use set in order to return a value to the main Sub? Help?

The First Sub calls the RegExHelper function that I'm trying to write like this..
Code:
StringToUseAfter = RegExHelper(StringToUseAfter, "J-FLAG", "")  'StringToWorkOn,PatternToSearchForWhatToReplaceItWith)StringToUseAfter = RegExHelper(StringToUseAfter, "MSD", "")  'StringToWorkOn,PatternToSearchForWhatToReplaceItWith)
StringToUseAfter = RegExHelper(StringToUseAfter, "MS", "")  'StringToWorkOn,PatternToSearchForWhatToReplaceItWith)
StringToUseAfter = RegExHelper(StringToUseAfter, "(?i).*\-[0-9]*.", "")  'StringToWorkOn,PatternToSearchForWhatToReplaceItWith)
StringToUseAfter = RegExHelper(StringToUseAfter, "(?i)ccv", "")  'StringToWorkOn,PatternToSearchForWhatToReplaceItWith)
StringToUseAfter = RegExHelper(StringToUseAfter, "(?i)ccb", "")  'StringToWorkOn,PatternToSearchForWhatToReplaceItWith)

The RegExHelper Function:
Code:
Public Function RegExHelper(StringToWorkOn As String, PatternToSearchFor As String, WhatToReplaceItWith As String) As String
Debug.Print StringToWorkOn
Debug.Print PatternToSearchFor
Debug.Print WhatToReplaceItWith




   Dim strPattern As String: strPattern = PatternToSearchFor
    Dim strReplace As String: strReplace = WhatToReplaceItWith
    Dim myreplace As Long
    Dim strInput As String
    Dim Myrange As Range


    Set regex = CreateObject("VBScript.RegExp")


            With regex
                .Global = True
                .MultiLine = True
                .IgnoreCase = False
                .Pattern = strPattern
            End With


            If regex.Test(StringToWorkOn) Then
                StringToWorkOn = regex.Replace(StringToWorkOn, strReplace)
                Debug.Print StringToWorkOn
                
            End If
            
    Set regex = Nothing
    Set RegExHelper = StringToWorkOn
End Function
 

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IREALLYambatman

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Messages
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Figured it out.. Ooops... Set RegExHelper is not needed, the Set is for Objects (still don't know what that means) but apparently a string is not an object. working now.
 

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