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Cells.Find Returns Error When No Match Found

This article was previously published under Q108892
When you run a recorded Visual Basic for Applications macro, theCells.Find, Columns.Find, Selection.Find, and Range.Find functions willproduce the following macro error if no data is found:
Runtime error '91':
Object variable not Set
This macro error occurs because the Visual Basic Find method returnsa NULL value which makes activating a cell impossible.
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Sub Find_Macro()    mystring = "mystring"    Set RangeObj = Cells.Find(What:=mystring, After:=ActiveCell, _    LookIn:=xlFormulas, LookAt:=xlPart, SearchOrder:=xlByRows, _    SearchDirection:=xlNext, MatchCase:=False)    If RangeObj Is Nothing Then MsgBox "Not Found" Else RangeObj.SelectEnd Sub				
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Article ID: 108892 - Last Review: 10/10/2006 18:05:36 - Revision: 2.2

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