Replacing value or text in column

robertpri

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Dec 16, 2004
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I've used the script below with success, but for some reason, it won't work in this new worksheet:


I want to enter things like A, B, C, etc., in A, then run a macro to poplate with the correct values:

^^^
Columns("A:A").Select
Selection.Replace What:="A", Replacement:="12345", LookAt:= _
xlPart, SearchOrder:=xlByColumns, MatchCase:=False
^^^
It works if only "A" is in the cell and it produces the result: 12345

But if the cell has AB, it produces 12345B.

And if ABC, it produces 12345BC.

I thought the "quotes" around "A" made it exclusive to only cells called, A, and not a part of a longer text. If I use wildcards "*A*", then the cell ABC would also be changed to 12345.

I tried using "1" but that produces a long math loop, so changed to alpha. Numbers would be GREAT, but I can't get that to work either.

Much appreciated.
 

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a7n9

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Messages
696
You can try checking the length first by using len() function.
 

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