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Visual Basic for Applications Reference

Environ Function

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Returns the String associated with an operating system environment variable.


Environ({envstring | number})

The Environ function syntax has these named arguments:

Part Description
envstring Optional. String expression containing the name of an environment variable.
number Optional. Numeric expression corresponding to the numeric order of the environment string in the environment-string table. The numberargument can be any numeric expression, but is rounded to a whole number before it is evaluated.


If envstring can't be found in the environment-string table, a zero-length string ("") is returned. Otherwise, Environ returns the text assigned to the specified envstring; that is, the text following the equal sign (=) in the environment-string table for that environment variable.

If you specify number, the string occupying that numeric position in the environment-string table is returned. In this case, Environ returns all of the text, including envstring. If there is no environment string in the specified position, Environ returns a zero-length string.