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Default Why the heck doesn't this work?

On Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 11:02:48 AM UTC-7, GS wrote:

You could dump the file into a string variable before splitting
the lines into

Yes, I agree I can do some basic checks to see if the file is
not empty or if the file does not exist. However, if anything
else crashes in my function, couldn't I just use the ON ERROR GOTO

Most all procedures *should have* an error handler built into them as a matter
of 'best practice'. Example:

Sub DoThis()
'Brief description of process intent

'Declare variables/constants

'Start code
'When it reaches a potential sect to raise an error...
On Error GoTo ErrExit '//label specifying jump-to position
'Potential code to raise error

'Code to handle the error (and optionally Resume execution
'Code to cleanup objects before Exiting procedure
'Code to notify user of the error and/or request an action to take
'Function value to return
' ie: FunctionName = (Err = 0) if Boolean
' otherwise a null or default value

End Sub

Error handling is an elaborate convention on its own which entire book chapters
are dedicated for. You can dismiss the error, display a message to the user,
and/or write the error to an error.log file using a central error handling
system in your VBA projects.


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