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VBA Function - INSTR

Karthik Dale
26/04/2017 0 0

INSTR works similar to FIND function in Excel. INSTR search for specific text in a given text and returns the position number of what you are searching for.

Syntax: InStr( [start_num], string, searchingfor, [compare] )

Sub INSTR_1()

MsgBox InStr(1, "Narendra Modi", " ")

'Output: 9

MsgBox InStr(1, "Narendra Modi", "Modi")

'Output: 10

MsgBox InStr(1, "Narendra Modi", "MODI")

'Output: 0

'To find the 2nd "e" postion number in "excel is awesome"

MsgBox InStr(InStr(1, "excel is awesome", "e") + 1, "excel is awesome", "e")

'Output:4

'Note: INSTR function is a case-sensitive and if it's not found the value then output will be 0

End Sub

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