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The routine included in this issue shows how to search a string backwards.
There is one public function in this module that you can use. ReverseInstr will return the position of the last occurrence of a string in the search string. This is useful for tasks such as pulling off the filename of a full filepath.
Public Function ReverseInstr(sStringToSearch As String, _ sStringToFind As String, _ Optional Compare As VbCompareMethod = vbBinaryCompare) As Long
Returns the position of the last occurrence of sStringToFind in sStringToSearch.
Debug.Print ReverseInstr("this a test string", "s") ' Will print 13 in the debug window. Notice this is the position of the last ' occurrence of the s, not the first.
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