Using "Find" with clipboard VBA

BThomsen

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First I want to apologize if the answer to my question is overly simple as I am new to VBA. I am trying to write a code that will search what I put in the clipboard and return the location of the item in question.
THIS WORKS FOR A STATIC VALUE
Dim MyDataObj As New DataObject
Dim myVar As Variant
Dim srcRange As range
Selection.Copy
MyDataObj.GetFromClipboard
myVar = MyDataObj.GetText
Set srcRange = Worksheets("Sheet1").Columns("F").Find(what:="12556")
MsgBox "The previous occurrence is in cell " & srcRange.address
When i replace "12556" with myVal and step through and hover over myVal it correctly shows it's value as myVal=12556 but when i step through the msgbox code it breaks with a "Object variable or With block variable not set." I know I'm missing something probably very easy but I'm stuck. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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wigi

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Why not simply:

Code:
Sub wigi()

    MsgBox "The previous occurrence is in cell " & Sheet1.Columns("F").Find(what:=ActiveCell.Value).Address

End Sub
 

wigi

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PS: Welcome to MrExcel.
It seems that you are new here ;)

Can you please use
Code:
 tags when you paste code on the forum?
Code tags format the code making it easier to read and hence follow the logic of the code.


You can use [CODE] tags in this way: 


Add the word [color=blue][b][PLAIN][code=rich][/PLAIN][/B][/color] before the first line of code, and
add the word [color=blue][b][PLAIN]
[/PLAIN][/B][/color] after the last line of code.


Or: you could use the "#" icon when changing / composing a message in the Advanced editing screen.


Thanks for your consideration.
 

BThomsen

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Thanks Wigi I obviously was making that way to hard... Thank you for the quick response. Yes I am new and I will definitely take your advice on posting... thanks again!
 

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You're welcome, thank you for the feedback.
 
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