VBA Comparison Operators
These are operators that are used to compare values. Comparison operators include equal to, less than, greater than and not equal to
Comparison operators are used to compare values for validation purposes. Let’s say you are developing a simple point of sale application. In this application, you want to validate the values entered before you post. In such cases, you can use comparison operators. This operator will check against the negative numbers or to ensure that the amount paid does not exceed the billed amount. Comparison operators come in handy in such situations.
The following table lists the comparison operators defined in VBA.
|=||Equal: checks if two values are equal. It is also used as an assignment operator|
|<||Less than: This operator is used to subtract numbers|
|>||Greater than: This operator is used to multiply numbers|
|<>||Not equal to: This operator is used to divide numbers|
|<=||Less than or equal to:|
|>=||Greater than or equal to:|
VBA Comparison Operators with Example
The following table shows Excel VBA Comparison Operators with examples and output.
|1||=||If x = z Then||Returns true if they are equal, else it returns false|
|2||<||If x < z Then||Returns true if x is less than z, else it returns false|
|3||>||If x > z Then||Returns true if x is greater than z, else it returns false|
|4||<>||If x <> z Then||Returns true if they are not equal, else it returns false|
|5||<=||If x <= z Then||Returns true if x is less than or equal to z, else it returns false|
|6||>=||If x >= Then||Returns true if x is greater than z, else it returns false|
Equal Comparison Operator
If 2 = 1 Then MsgBox "True", vbOKOnly, "Equal Operator" Else MsgBox "False", vbOKOnly, "Equal Operator" End If
- “If 2 = 1 Then… Else… End If” uses the if statement to evaluate the condition “2 = 1”
- “MsgBox…” Is a built-in function that displays a message box.
- The first parameter “True” or “False” is what will be displayed in the message box. In our example, 2 is not equal to 1, therefore, it will show “false” in the msg box.
- The second parameter “vbOKOnly” is the button that is displayed in the message box
- The third parameter “Equal Operator” is the title of the message box.
Executing the above code gives the following results