# Using the Like operator properly

#### elbrodero

Senior Member
I have the following function:

For l = 3 To 100 Step 2
Str3 = Worksheets(2).Cells(l, 1).Value

If Right(Str2, 7) = Right(Str3, 7) Then Worksheets(3).Range("C6").Value = Worksheets(2).Cells(l, 4).Value
Next l

This works quite well, however sometimes I have the case that the value of Str2 has left out two zeros at the end but I would still like to copy the value. I thought of something like:

If "Right(Str2, 7)*" Like "Right(Str3, 7)" Then Worksheets(3).Range("C6").Value = Worksheets(2).Cells(l, 4).Value

But that doesn't work. Do you guys have any idea?

#### Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
so the values are something like ABC123456700 but sometimes the 00 are left off and you want to match the remaining 5?
so ABC1234567 = ABC123456700 ?

Something like this might work (have not tested it ) - maybe using If/elseif
If "Right(Str2, 7)*" Like "Right(Str3, 7)" Then Worksheets(3).Range("C6").Value = Worksheets(2).Cells(l, 4).Value
If "Right(Str2 & "00", 7 )" Like "Right(Str3, 7)" Then Worksheets(3).Range("C6").Value = Worksheets(2).Cells(l, 4).Value