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I have three worksheets, titled response, positive words, negative words. Given a list of positive and negative words, i have placed them accordingly in the worksheets.

In the response sheet, i have an input cell, A(11). In excel VBA, i need to determine how many positive and negative words there are in the input box.

Ex. I am in a happy mood but my mum is angry.

There is a total of 1 positive "happy" and one negative "angry."

I need to develop a fraction, # of positive/# of negative. which will be given in the output box A(22) in response.

Your assistance is greatly appreciated!

Hi Min sang,

Something like this perhaps (Assuming the words are the only thing on those two sheets):

Note that this does not cater for words that may be part of other words.

Function GetWordsFraction(sSentence As String)

Dim lPos As Long

Dim lNeg As Long

Dim lPosCt As Long

Dim lNegCt As Long

Dim vPos As Variant

Dim vNeg As Variant

vPos = Worksheets("Positive Words").UsedRange.Value

vNeg = Worksheets("Negative Words").UsedRange.Value

For lPos = LBound(vPos, 1) To UBound(vPos, 1)

If InStr(sSentence, vPos(lPos, 1)) > 0 Then

lPosCt = lPosCt + 1

End If

Next

For lNeg = LBound(vNeg, 1) To UBound(vNeg, 1)

If InStr(sSentence, vNeg(lNeg, 1)) > 0 Then

lNegCt = lNegCt + 1

End If

Next

If lNegCt > 0 Then

GetWordsFraction = lPosCt / lNegCt

Else

GetWordsFraction = "Div/0"

End If

End Function

Use like so:

=GetWordsFraction(A11)

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