GoTo Statement

This page is specific to the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) Language Reference for Office 2010.

Branches unconditionally to a specified line within a procedure.


GoTo line

The required line argument can be any line label or line number.


GoTo can branch only to lines within the procedure where it appears.


Too many GoTo statements can make code difficult to read and debug. Use structured control statements (Do...Loop, For...Next, If...Then...Else, Select Case) whenever possible.

This example uses the GoTo statement to branch to line labels within a procedure.

Sub GotoStatementDemo() 
Dim Number, MyString 
 Number = 1 ' Initialize variable. 
 ' Evaluate Number and branch to appropriate label. 
 If Number = 1 Then GoTo Line1 Else GoTo Line2 
 MyString = "Number equals 1" 
 GoTo LastLine ' Go to LastLine. 
 ' The following statement never gets executed. 
 MyString = "Number equals 2" 
 Debug.Print MyString ' Print "Number equals 1" in 
 ' the Immediate window. 
End Sub