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Visual Basic Nested Case Statement Example

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In Microsoft Excel, you can use nested case statements in Visual Basic to execute one of several expressions based on a particular value or expression evaluation similar to an IF statement.

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Microsoft provides programming examples for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied. This includes, but is not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This article assumes that you are familiar with the programming language that is being demonstrated and with the tools that are used to create and to debug procedures. Microsoft support engineers can help explain the functionality of a particular procedure, but they will not modify these examples to provide added functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific requirements. The following sample macro returns a text expression in the next column, depending upon whether a particular date falls within a specific beginning and ending date range. The active cell on the worksheet should be the upper-left cell containing the dates.

Macro Example

Sub TestDate()

'The following nested case statement determines if a date within
'a column of dates falls within a certain range. If the beginning date
'or the ending date is within or out of the range, it displays a message
'in the next column.

  begin_date = DateValue(InputBox(prompt:="Enter the beginning date"))
  end_date = DateValue(InputBox(prompt:="Enter the ending date"))

  Do While ActiveCell <> ""

    'Checks the date of the current cell.
    Select Case ActiveCell
        Case Is >= begin_date

        'Nested Case to check for ending date of current cell.
        Select Case ActiveCell

            Case Is <= end_date
            ActiveCell.Offset(0, 2) = "Meets criteria"

            'Does this if the ending date is out of range.
            Case Is >= end_date
            ActiveCell.Offset(0, 2) = "Ending date out of range"

            End Select

    'Does this if the beginning date is out of range.
    Case Else
        ActiveCell.Offset(0, 1) = "Beginning date is out of range"
    End Select

    'Selects the next cell on the active worksheet.
    ActiveCell.Offset(1, 0).Select


End Sub

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Article ID : 113659
Revision : 4
Created on : 10/10/2006
Published on : 10/10/2006
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