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Check if a value is in an array with this VBA function. If the value is in the VBA array, the function returns true. If the value is not in the array or the array is empty, the VBA function returns false.
The function accepts two variants, so it can look for a string in a string array, an integer in an integer array, or whatever you’d like as long as you pass it converted data types. The first argument is the value you want to find and the second argument is the array you want to search.
I’ve included a demo at the bottom showing how you can convert a number to a string while using the
Check if Value is in Array using VBA
Private Function IsInArray(valToBeFound As Variant, arr As Variant) As Boolean 'DEVELOPER: Ryan Wells (wellsr.com) 'DESCRIPTION: Function to check if a value is in an array of values 'INPUT: Pass the function a value to search for and an array of values of any data type. 'OUTPUT: True if is in array, false otherwise Dim element As Variant On Error GoTo IsInArrayError: 'array is empty For Each element In arr If element = valToBeFound Then IsInArray = True Exit Function End If Next element Exit Function IsInArrayError: On Error GoTo 0 IsInArray = False End Function
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How to use the IsInArray VBA Function
Sub Demo() Dim arr(2) As String Dim i As Integer arr(0) = "100" arr(1) = "50" arr(2) = "2" i = 2 MsgBox IsInArray(CStr(i), arr) End Sub
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