Find content in column1 with header xx, return value from same row in column2 with header yy.


The function returns 0 (Zero) when value isn’t found, so you will not be able to distinguish between a found zero value, and value not found. So do not use if you have zero values in your table.
Use the GoSilent parameter = True if you know values might not be found.
GoSilent = False is useful for debugging.

Usage example

Sub TestfindContent()

    Dim SearchCol As String
    SearchCol = "Name"

    Dim SearchName As String
    SearchName = "Paula"

    Dim ReturnCol As String
    ReturnCol = "EgId"

    Dim EgId As Long
    EgId = findContent(shData, SearchCol, SearchName, ReturnCol, True)
    If EgId <> 0 Then
        Debug.Print EgId
        ErrMsg "Couldn't find " & SearchName & " in Column with header " & SearchCol
    End If

End Sub

Function Code

'1) Find ColumnHeader from Header in row 1
'2) Find ColumnReturnHeader from ReturnHeader in row 1
'3) Find row number where Content is found in ColumnHeader
'4) Returns value in ColumnReturnHeader from row in 3)
'5) Error message is supressed if GoSilent is true
Function findContent(sh As Worksheet, Header As Variant, Content As Variant, _
ReturnHeader As Variant, Optional GoSilent As Boolean, _
Optional rowHeader As Long) As Variant

    Dim TableTop As Long
    If rowHeader = 0 Then
        TableTop = 1
        TableTop = rowHeader
    End If

    Dim rngColumnHeader As Range
    Set rngColumnHeader = sh.Range(TableTop & ":" & TableTop). _
    Find(What:=Header, LookIn:=xlValues, Lookat:=xlWhole)
    Dim rngColumnReturnHeader As Range
    Set rngColumnReturnHeader = sh.Range(TableTop & ":" & TableTop). _
    Find(What:=ReturnHeader, LookIn:=xlValues, Lookat:=xlWhole)
    If Not (rngColumnHeader Is Nothing Or rngColumnReturnHeader Is Nothing) Then

        With sh
            Dim rngEnd As Range
            Set rngEnd = .Range(.Cells(sh.UsedRange.Rows.Count + TableTop, _
            rngColumnHeader.Column), .Cells(sh.UsedRange.Rows.Count + TableTop, _
            Dim rngSearch As Range
            Set rngSearch = .Range(.Cells(1, rngColumnHeader.Column), _
            .Cells(sh.UsedRange.Rows.Count + TableTop, rngColumnHeader.Column))
        End With

        Dim rngResult As Range
        Set rngResult = rngSearch.Find(What:=Content, LookIn:=xlValues, _
        Lookat:=xlWhole, SearchOrder:=xlByRows, SearchDirection:=xlNext, After:=rngEnd)
        If Not rngResult Is Nothing Then
            findContent = sh.Cells(rngResult.Row, rngColumnReturnHeader.Column)
        End If

        If GoSilent = False Then
            Dim msg As String
            If rngColumnHeader Is Nothing Then
                msg = "Could not find Header '" & Header _
                & "' in row " & TableTop & " in sheet " & sh.Name
            End If
            If rngColumnReturnHeader Is Nothing Then
                msg = msg & Chr(10) & "Could not find ReturnHeader '" & ReturnHeader _
                & "' in row " & TableTop & " in sheet " & sh.Name
            End If
            If msg <> "" Then
                ErrMsg msg
            End If
        End If

    End If

End Function

The function findContent is part of My Common Library: My Common Library (1156 downloads )

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