# Simple Convert Question

#### Rocky0201

##### Active Member
I have a string that has a cell reference such as "A1". I would like to retrieve the column number and put it into an integer. Is this possible?

Thanks...

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#### schielrn

##### Well-known Member
I would like to retrieve the column number and put it into an integer.
What does this mean? Do you mean to say you want to convert the column Letter to a number?

#### Rocky0201

##### Active Member
That's correct schielrn... I would have created a string with A1 through whatever. I would like to convert the letter A, B, C, etc... to 1, 2, 3, etc... I need to do this in my macro...

Thanks...

#### schielrn

##### Well-known Member
In VBA to get the column letter just use:

columnNumber = range("D1").column

This just being an example.

#### VoG

##### Legend
For columns up to Z maybe

Code:
``````Sub colno()
Dim s As String, col As Integer
s = "J1"
col = Asc(Left(s, 1)) - 64
MsgBox col
End Sub``````

#### Rocky0201

##### Active Member
Excellant!! Thank you both very much....

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