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Op 20/07/2012 13:31, Johnny Rosenberg schreef:
2012/7/20 Fernand Vanrie<>:
I suppose you have to run the check 2 Times, first SearchType = 0  here we
find if there is a formula use  "."
What do you mean? Use "." as the search string? Regular expressions
set to what? True?
yep looking for not empty you need regular expressions
then SearchType 1 on the found area
Area? You mean what's found when setting ”search all”?
no you can define the "erea" (cells) you want to searched so when you found that 1 cell has a formula, you need to check only this cell on a value
the SearchString has a different meaning , depending on the .SearchType
= 1 then the SearchString is the is the result of the formula or the value
Okay, that's not very well designed… at least not in my opinion.

= 0 then the SearchString is the formula string
Meaning what if a cell contains only a value?
hope it helps
I don't know, will do some tests later, but it certainly feels
confusing at the moment, because when I use the Search/Replace
dialogue, it doesn't work like that at all. Selecting ”Values” in the
dialogue give me the result I want, it finds the first cell with an
empty value (in this case a cell with a formula that returns that
empty value – ""). So one question that comes to my mind is why the
LibreOffice Basic Search doesn't work the same way as the dialogue.
Maybe it's just fun to confuse the users…

As I said, I will do some more tests and come back here later.

Thanks for replying.

Kind regards

Johnny Rosenberg


Just can't figure it out. I have a column of 2000 formulas and values.
Right now, A1:A1620 contains values, and A1621:A2000 contains
formulas. The formulas in A1621:A2000, at the moment, return empty
strings, all of them, so it looks like only the 1620 first rows
contains data.
So the formulas looks something like =IF(this and that;"";something
else) (but a bit more complicated). The point is that if I input
something on a ”new” row in one of the other columns, the A column
shall, in some cases, display something.

Okay, that's what the spreadsheet looks like, roughly.

Now I use a couple of macros to do things for me a lot faster than I
could ever do myself. One small part of a new macro I'm trying to
write needs to search for the first ”empty” row, which means the first
row where the A column contains a formula that returns an empty

Here's what I tried:
Function FindCurrentRow(Sheet As Object) As Integer
         Dim SearchDescriptor As Object
         With SearchDescriptor
                 .SearchByRow=False ' I want to search by column, starting
at A.
                 .SearchType=1 ' 0=Search in formulae, 1=Search values.
         End With

         Dim Found As Object
End Function

In this example I expect the function to return 1620 (which is the row
address for the cell A1621). Instead 2000 is returned, so for some
reason, when my cell formula returns "", that doesn't seem to be the
same as .SearchString="".
I also tried different values of .SearchValue, still with the same
result: 2000 instead of 1620. So it only finds the first cell in the A
column that is REALLY empty – no formula, no value.

To me this seems like a bug, but for someone else, hopefully, it might
seem like I'm just stupid, so feel free to call me stupid and, more
important, tell me what I'm doing wrong and how I should do instead…

Kind regards

Johnny Rosenberg

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