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New programming functionality in Microsoft Excel 97 allows you to create a collection. A collection is a predefined object that stores groups of related objects. A collection makes it easier to work with the object group. For example, you can use a For Each looping structure to loop through the collection. Each time the macro executes the loop it references a different object in the collection until all objects in the collection are referenced once.
This article includes a sample Visual Basic for Applications macro that creates and references a collection.
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(http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;en-us;cntactms)In general, declare an object as a new collection to create the collection. After you create the Collection object, add items to the collection using the Add method or remove items using the Remove method.
For more information about the Add Method, click the Index tab in Visual Basic for Applications Help, type the following text
add methodand then double-click the selected text to go to the "Add Method (Visual Basic for Applications)" topic.
For more information about Collections, click the Index tab in Visual Basic for Applications Help, type the following text
collections, describedand then double-click the selected text to go to the "Collection Object" topic.
Article ID: 161215 - Last Review: October 4, 2013 - Revision: 2.4
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