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Combobox auto-complete doesn't work for numbers in Excel

Combobox auto-complete doesn't work for numbers in Excel

Combobox auto-complete doesn't work for numbers in Excel

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I have a combobox populated with an array declared as variant.

A part of the array looks like:

CODE -->

156727	   C.	v.	Staveren
158552	   B.		Stevense
194042	   P.		Strijbos
169968	   E.		Strucks
40406	   C.		Swens
F195909	   A.		Ticheloven 
The combobox is set to show the first column
Typing F the auto-complete works fine and the F195909 is pre-selected
But when I type 1 or 15 nothing is pre-selected probably because the numbers are not identified as strings ??

How to solve this problem ?

RE: Combobox auto-complete doesn't work for numbers in Excel

Hi,

Should not mix text and numbers in a column of related data!

I think you are not going to be doing math with the data in this column.
FAQ68-6659: When is a NUMBER not a NUMBER?

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