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WorksheetFunction.ReplaceB Method (Excel)

REPLACEB replaces part of a text string, based on the number of bytes you specify, with a different text string.

expression .ReplaceB(Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, Arg4)

expression A variable that represents a WorksheetFunction object.

Parameters

Name

Required/Optional

Data Type

Description

Arg1

Required

String

Old_text - text in which you want to replace some characters.

Arg2

Required

Double

Start_num - the position of the character in old_text that you want to replace with new_text.

Arg3

Required

Double

Num_chars - the number of characters in old_text that you want REPLACE to replace with new_text.

Arg4

Required

String

New_text - the text that will replace characters in old_text.

Return Value

String

Important note Important

REPLACE is intended for use with languages that use the single-byte character set (SBCS), whereas REPLACEB is intended for use with languages that use the double-byte character set (DBCS). The default language setting on your computer affects the return value in the following way:

  • REPLACE always counts each character, whether single-byte or double-byte, as 1, no matter what the default language setting is.

  • REPLACEB counts each double-byte character as 2 when you have enabled the editing of a language that supports DBCS and then set it as the default language. Otherwise, REPLACEB counts each character as 1.

The languages that support DBCS include Japanese, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), and Korean.

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