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03-19-2015, 07:32 AM
OK, I have a macro that retrieves data from an Access database, then creates a separate spreadsheet for each item number and saves the spreadsheet. That works well. The problem I'm having is I have another spreadsheet to open that I want to copy data from and put it into the newly created spreadsheet.

New created saved filename - ABCD MM-YY.xlsx (Note: MM-YY will change each month)

Existing spreadsheet - Intercompany.xlxs (Note: Data in column A matches only the name of the new created saved filename ABCD) Also, in this spreadsheet there are item numbers that do not have a matching saved file, those are ignored.

Question: How do I match the data in column A (ABCD) in the Interconpany.xlxs spreadsheet with the filename ABCD MM-YY.xlxs?

I am thinking that in order to eliminate the portion of the existing file ABCD MM-YY.xlxs to use LEFT and have that go until it finds a blank which will eliminate the MM-YY?

I have been looking for a way to do this and am only getting bumfuzzled.:bug:

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

03-19-2015, 10:01 AM

s = Left(s, InStr(s, " "))

s =Split(s, " ")(0)
s =Left(s, Len(s) - Len(" MM-YY.xlsx"))
s =Mid(s, 1, InStrRev(s, " "))


03-19-2015, 12:47 PM
Thanks John!

As I am just beginning VBA I was unaware of InStr.

Thanks again!