Giving a Function a Data Type

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You learned in Chapter 3 that variables can have data types. Function procedures, too, can have data types to indicate the data that they return. Here's a function procedure that explicitly returns an integer value:

 

 Function Procedure22(intInput As Integer) As Integer   ' Multiple the input by ten and return it   Procedure22 = intInput * 10 End Function 

As you can see, declaring a return data type for a function procedure uses the same syntax as declaring a data type for a variable: the As keyword followed by the data type.

You can use any of the VBA data types for a function procedure's return value. If you don't specify a data type for the function, the return value will be a variant. Just as with a variable, this means that the return value can be of any data type.

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    Automating Microsoft Access with VBA
    Automating Microsoft Access with VBA
    ISBN: 0789732440
    EAN: 2147483647
    Year: 2003
    Pages: 186

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