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# Add string to array

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## Add string to array

(OP)
Hello All,

I am new to VBA, and have the following question:

I have an exsisting array A={1;2;3;4;5}

I would now want to add the string "e" to all elements of the array. i.e A={1y;2y;3y;4y;5y}.

How can I achieve this in VBA?

At the moment, for generating the array (row vector), I have a for loop - something like:

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
For i As Double 1 To 5 Step 1
A=i
Next i
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Sorry if the question is real basic.

Thanks.

XLNew

### RE: Add string to array

(OP)
Hello.

Just noticed an error in my question.

I meant I wanted to add the string "y" not "e"

XLnew

### RE: Add string to array

Try this:

Sub TArray()
Dim A As Variant, i As Long

A = Range("a1:e1")
For i = 1 To 5
A(1, i) = A(1, i) & "y"
Next i

Range("a2:e2").Value = A

End Sub

Note that if you are reading the array from the spreadsheet the easiest (and quickest) way to do it as as shown, but this gives you a 2D array, in this case with a single row.

If you are generating your array somewhere else and you need to have it as a 1D array then just change the two A(1,i) to A(i).  If you do that the line Range("a2:e2").Value = A won't work.  If you need to write a 1D array to the spreadsheet you have to do it element by element with a For...Next loop, or Forall ... Next.

Doug Jenkins
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### RE: Add string to array

(OP)
Hi Doug,

Thanks a lot. That solved the problem :)

I am used to using Matlab - so VBA is kind of a new project for me. Once again, thanks for the quick solution.

Best,

XLNew

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