String manipulation is a crucial skill in VBA programming. The skill level of a VBA developer is often determined by how well he/she can manipulate string data. Excel is very strong in mathematics operations and comes with loads of built-in calculation functions. But text manipulation
The Instr function in VBA checks to see if a string is contained within another string. This can be useful when trying to extract information from strings of data contained in Excel cells, for example. Instr Syntax The Instr function is made up of 4
Regular Expressions (Regex) are a pattern that is used to find matches within strings. This is very useful when you want to validate, replace, or extract data from strings. In Excel, regular expressions can be used when working with VBA. Matching Characters The Pattern is
In this article I will explain about the Chr() function. The Chr() function is a very useful function when working with strings and Excel columns. Generally speaking, numbers and characters are mapped. Meaning that each character is mapped to a number and vice versa. For
In this article I will explain how you can read the values in a text file and print them in columns in Excel. For example lets say we have the following data in a text file: We want to read the data from the text
In this article I will explain some of the most common errors people encounter while working with strings. For more information regarding string commands please visit VBA Excel String Processing and Manipulation. You can download the codes and files related to this article here. Jump To:
When you are working with strings, string processing and manipulation is an important tool. Whether you want to search for a certain expression in a string, split a string, add multiple strings … you will have to be familiar with the concepts of string processing.