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I would like to know where can I find a good resource to learn about VBA syntax. I have VBA books and there are some examples of code in there but when I'm trying to read someoneelse's code I just get into commands or syntax I don't understand. For example I would like to be able to go some site and decifer what this line (or it's parts) means: If(cnt < MAXTEST, sDigSep & String(MAXTEST - cnt, "9"), "")

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I'm having a few issues with a macro I have written (something I am relatively new to, I might add). Whenever I run it, I get an error message of "cannot complete this task with available resources" - I am currently using Excel 2003

What I am trying to do is cycle though a list of 401 vehicle numbers (the WBSs), using each individual WBS to filter data in another worksheet (sheet "MC01"), and then copy a range of this filtered data into a separate, vehicle specific worksheet (starting at sheet "P1" and continuing to sheet "P401").

The code would run fine when I kept the Field 9 Filter Criteria1 value a constant WBS number, but when I introduced the phrase to use the different values on the WBS sheet (Criteria1:="=" & WBS.Value), the macro would run perfectly for half the vehicles before giving the error message and bugging out.

I thought this could be solved by dumping the memory on each loop by using Set WBS = Nothing but this doesn't make any difference.

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Sub Update_MC01()

Dim I As Integer
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