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    I am trying to write a macro that would, depending upon a variable number, determine which row to start the clearing and how many columns to clear. I realize that there are other ways to do this, but I really want to understand why this doesn't work. The error message says "Method 'Range' of Object '_Global' failed". Here is the code:

    Sub Eras()
    '
    ' Eras Macro
    ' Macro recorded 4/18/2002 by Preferred Customer
    ' Macro to clear a color-filled range; certain number of
    ' that can vary, and a certain row that can vary (cell B2).
    'Establishing array to be able to move a specific column.
    Dim B(26) As String
    B(1) = "A"
    B(2) = "B"
    B(3) = "C"
    B(4) = "D"
    etc - etc
    B(15) = "O"
    B(16) = "P"
    B(17) = "Q"
    etc - etc
    B(26) = "Z"
    ' m in this specific case is 14
    m = Range("B2").Value
    ' Establish the range row and width as top of the area
    ' to be "no filled." For this specific case, the range
    ' should be D17:Q65536 (to the bottom).
    ttt = B(4) & (m + 3)
    www = B(m + 3) & 65536
    'THE FOLLOWING LINE GIVES ME THE ERROR:
    Range("ttt :" & www).Select
    Selection.Interior.ColorIndex = xlNone
    Range("B2").Select
    End Sub

    I have tried everything I can think of, including Dimension statements of all kinds and syntax on the problem line. When I step through and view the vlaue of the variables, they have the correct values shown above... then the error causing line. And,if I merely hard code the beginning cell of the range, D17, it works perfectly.
    Thanks, SJK.

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    Hi SJK
    If you had of continued in viewing the variables
    you would see this in the range selected
    range("ttt:C65536").select
    The error lies in the syntax which you gave as
    Range("ttt :" & www).Select

    You have the string "ttt" instead of the variable ttt. Your code should be;


    Range(ttt & ":" & www).Select
    Kind Regards,
    Ivan F Moala From the City of Sails

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    Thanks Ivan!! And I thought that I had tried just about every form of syntax for that line. (Wish it would have given me a syntax error instead of a run time error). It now works perfectly. SJK.

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