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VBA Replace command in Excel

VBA Replace command in Excel

VBA Replace command in Excel

(OP)
How come the replace command doesn't work in VBA for Excel 97?

RE: VBA Replace command in Excel

That is a VB command and is not available in VBA. You will need to do it using a couple more lines of code.
Try using a function like this:

Function ReplaceChars(sStr As String) As String
    Dim sSearchChar As String
    Dim sReplaceChar As String
    Dim sTmp As String
    Dim iLoc As Integer
    
    sSearchChar = ","
    sReplaceChar = "-"
    
    iLoc = InStr(1, sStr, sSearchChar)
    Do While iLoc > 0
        sTmp = Left(sStr, iLoc - 1) & sReplaceChar & Right(sStr, Len(sStr) - iLoc)
        sStr = sTmp
        iLoc = InStr(1, sStr, sSearchChar)
    Loop
    ReplaceChars = sStr
End Function

RE: VBA Replace command in Excel

(OP)
Aww, that code is so complicated. I don't understand its structure
I need to do some automatical replacing in a file on my harddrive. The words "xxyyzz_24" need to be replaced by the words "0level", and the words "xxyyzz_48" need to be replaced by the word "1level". I should probably get the normal visual basic for this. But maybe someone can give me the VBA code to do that?

RE: VBA Replace command in Excel

What does the contents of the file look like? Have you written any code to read the contents of the file? If so, please post it so we can better help you.

If you are just replacing values in cells on a worksheet? If so, you can use wildcards in the Edit > Replace command.

Replace: ??????_24 with 0level
Replace: ??????_48 with 1level

RE: VBA Replace command in Excel

(OP)
This is what I already had:


FileCount = 1
Open "c:\projects\shared\output5.dat" For Binary As #1
G$ = String$(LOF(1), 0)
Get #1, 1, G$
Close #1

???replacing???

Kill "c:\projects\shared\output5.dat"
Open "c:\projects\shared\output5.dat" For Binary As #1
Put #1, 1, G$
Close #1


Between that code I wanted to put the replace commands. But they didn't work.
That "output5.dat" is a file generated by another program. It has nothing to do with Excel, but since I allways have Excel opened for other things, I thought I could as well use the VBA option to edit that file automatically (like I said, I don't have the normal visual basic).

RE: VBA Replace command in Excel

Could you send me a copy of the output5.dat file? It would be easier for me to debug with a copy of the actual file.

DimensionalSolutions@core.com

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