The book *Power-Up Using Excel VBA Sorts and Searches: Advanced Techniques for Lightning Fast Sorts and Searches *by Rich Locus presents VBA code, that can be used for Searches and Sorts.

The idea behind the book is to present the commands *VLookup*, *Match* and *Range.Find* in VBA. As you probably know, *Vlookup* and *Match* could be forced to return only the exact value (with the parameter FALSE on the formula) or a similar value (with the parameter TRUE). The idea is, that if you are forcing the return of the exact value, with a FALSE, the formulas become really slow. Thus, it takes a while to calculate the whole spreadsheet. The usage of TRUE is obviosly faster, but if an exact value is not found a similar is returned. So we have the following situation, represented in a simple matrix here:

The key for the solution? A way to have the exact result in a quick speed – well, the book says it is the following:

- Sort the range with VBA;
- Use the TRUE case;
- Edit VBA your code in a way to catch, if the solution is not the exact one and act appropriately;

Pretty much that is all. The book comes up with 100% of the code, which it uses is a noticable plus. The code is explained and the task is solved! If you really have problems with sorting and searching – the book will help you! It does not do more than that – it resolves a for searching and sorting in VBA. Anyway, it does not claim that it does more.

Enjoy it! 🙂

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