VBA-Excel : Strings Functions – InstrRev


InstrRev: This function returns the position of last occurrence of a string into another string, as a variant, based upon the arguments are provided, OR you can say that it returns the position of the first occurrence of a string into another string from the end of the string.


InStrRev(mainString, searchedString[,start, ] [, compare])


  • mainString
      • Mandatory
      • Type: String
      • String being searched.

  • ·searchedString
    • Mandatory
    • Type: String
    • String to be searched
  • start
    • Optional
    • Type: Numeric
    • Starting position from where search has to be started.(from end of the string, if string length is 10 then it starts with 10 to 1)
    • Required if compare argument is specified
  • Compare
    • Optional
    • Specify type of string comparison.
    • Settings
vbBinaryCompare0Performs a binary comparison.
1Performs a textual comparison.
vbDatabaseCompare2Microsoft Access only. Performs a comparison based on information in your database.


mainString is zero-length0
mainString is NULLNULL
searchedString is zero-lengthStart
searchedString is NULLNULL
searchedString is not found0
searchedString found in mainStringPosition at which match is found
Start> searchedString0


Function FnInstrRevOperations()

   Dim mainString

   Dim searchString

   mainString = "SumitJain"

   searchString = "i"

   MsgBox "Position of 'i' is " & InStrRev(mainString, searchString, 9, vbTextCompare)

   ' Output : Position is 'i' is 8

End Function


Also Read About  Other String() Functions

INSTR()                       |                         InstrREV()                       |                        LCase()

UCase()                      |                         Left()                                |                        Right()

LTrim()                        |                         Mid()                                 |                        Trim()

RTrim()                       |                        Replace()                          |                        Space()

Len()                           |                        StrComp()                         |                        String()

Happy Macro­ing :)

Sumit Jain