How do I put double quotes in a string in vba? How do I put double quotes in a string in vba? vba vba

How do I put double quotes in a string in vba?


I find the easiest way is to double up on the quotes to handle a quote.

Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("A1").Formula = "IF(Sheet1!A1=0,"""",Sheet1!A1)" 

Some people like to use CHR(34)*:

Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("A1").Formula = "IF(Sheet1!A1=0," & CHR(34) & CHR(34) & ",Sheet1!A1)" 

*Note: CHAR() is used as an Excel cell formula, e.g. writing "=CHAR(34)" in a cell, but for VBA code you use the CHR() function.


Another work-around is to construct a string with a temporary substitute character. Then you can use REPLACE to change each temp character to the double quote. I use tilde as the temporary substitute character.

Here is an example from a project I have been working on. This is a little utility routine to repair a very complicated formula if/when the cell gets stepped on accidentally. It is a difficult formula to enter into a cell, but this little utility fixes it instantly.

Sub RepairFormula()Dim FormulaString As StringFormulaString = "=MID(CELL(~filename~,$A$1),FIND(~[~,CELL(~filename~,$A$1))+1,FIND(~]~, CELL(~filename~,$A$1))-FIND(~[~,CELL(~filename~,$A$1))-1)"FormulaString = Replace(FormulaString, Chr(126), Chr(34)) 'this replaces every instance of the tilde with a double quote.Range("WorkbookFileName").Formula = FormulaString

This is really just a simple programming trick, but it makes entering the formula in your VBA code pretty easy.


All double quotes inside double quotes which suround the string must be changed doubled. As example I had one of json file strings : "delivery": "Standard", In Vba Editor I changed it into """delivery"": ""Standard""," and everythig works correctly. If you have to insert a lot of similar strings, my proposal first, insert them all between "" , then with VBA editor replace " inside into "". If you will do mistake, VBA editor shows this line in red and you will correct this error.


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