VBA -- how to search only within a specific column

Rich Seidner

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I search for data (it's my Find Next macro) using the following line which works fine ONLY as long as the cursor is in column B. Otherwise i get an error, Run-time error "13" Type Mismatch.

Code:
    ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets("Contacts").Columns(2).Find(FTW, After:=Range(foundtxt)).Select
How do i change my code to make sure it only looks for stuff in Column B and avoids that error message?

Thanks ...
 

Rich Seidner

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I forgot to mention that the variable FTW has the string that's being searched for, and the variable foundtxt has a cell address (like $A$500 kind of thing).
 

dchaney

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If you want to ALWAYS search in Column(2) then try this... the After option will set the search to always be in column B (2) and look below B1

Code:
ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets("Contacts").Columns(2).Find(FTW, After:=Range("B1")).Select
 

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