# Cell Formula To Convert Text To VBA Code

May 8, 2014
I am about to take on a rather large excel project for our company. The first part is coming up with how to deal with our drafting department's length inputs. In this project, our users will be entering lengths in a unique format. I have to convert that unique format to a standard Foot-Inch-Fraction format.

To try to keep the file size down and keep the complexity down, converting a cell formula to VBA so i can run this on a group of cells rather than repeating my code downward multiple rows on multiple sheets.

It is either this or come up with my own font that will convert it for me but I do not know where to start with that. How to take a stab at converting this to a VB code i can run?

A3 = 1.0108

B3 = 1'-1 1/2"

The code in B3 looks like this:

[Code] .......

An explanation of the unique format we use in our drafting department:

Basic Feet, Inch and Fraction format = 0 . 00 00 = Feet . Inch Fraction

The numbers left of the decimal point are feet. The first two numbers to the right of the decimal point are inches and the next two are sixteenths of an inch.

Examples:

4’-2" = 4.0200

15’-5 1/4" = 15.0504

4’-11 3/8" = 4.1106

0’-1 15/16" = 0.0115

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Feb 15, 2014

I have a spreadsheet where I enter text values in a cell, e.g. (.5 x .5) x 2 x .009. I want to find a way to automatically populated the cell to the right with the formula version, e.g. =(.5 * .5) * 2 * x .009 and format as three decimal place number.

One other question, is there a way to enter a template for entry in a cell. It would be nice if the text value above would take care of the parenthesis and multiplication signs for me.

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Oct 13, 2006

Have a macro that copies a formula from each of 100 workbooks to a new workbook. I want to display these formulas as text and want a macro or someway to display these cells as text. I have tried to record a macro that presses the F2 key, the home key and the apostrophe. This works for the one cell but provides the following macro that does not work for anyother cell.

ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = _

"'=VLOOKUP($A$30,'G:Variance Reports FY07[Salary Dist Var Repts_Cur Mth.xls]end of July'!$E$76:$G$200,3)"

Range("B3").Select

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Aug 18, 2009

I am wanting to convert a cell reference text

"=$A$1"

to an actual cell reference

=$A$1

Manually I can go through each cell and click F2 + Enter and Excel automatically changes it.

I have tried recording a macro whereby I click through each cell with F2 + Enter but the VBA writes the actual formula "=$A$1" rather than the process. This does not work as the cell reference is variable.

I'm NOT wanting an external cell to convert it for me

i.e. INDIRECT(CELL)

because I am wanting to copy the answer to another independent spreadsheet

I'm NOT wanting to paste values

i.e. return the answer from cell $A$1

because I want the cell reference to remain within the cell.

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May 7, 2014

I would like to share with you this VB Code

convert number to text ( Convert Numbers to Text.) I hope you like it

Add it to add-in to be able using it in all excel sheets.

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Mar 22, 2006

In column A and B I have text representing an Entity and its Intercompany,

respectively. In column C I have concatenated the two. So now in Column C,

for example, I have "BillTom" in row 1 and "TomBill" in row 900.

I need Excel to convert the text into some sort of code, ASCII or number

that shows they are EQUAL. I need something that shows "TomBill" and

"BillTom" are the same thing, just in a different order.

I cannot build an IF formula or use Find/Replace, as I will have thousands

of these types of combinations.

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Sep 20, 2007

to convert Excel file to Text (txt) file using VBA code.

I have data in range A3:C10 of Excel Spreadsheet and I need VBA code to read then write this data into text file and save as .txt file

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Feb 17, 2014

Below is my requirement and i have to convert formulas into vba code:

If dt = "A0" Or dt = "A1" Then

Sheet1.Range("K").Formula = "$J/$ I" ' Formula is k=J/I

Sheet1.Range("K:K" & last_row).FillDown

Sheet1.Range("L").Value = "20.00%"

Sheet1.Range("L:L" & last_row).FillDown //Formula is L=20% for now i have just hardcoded the value there.

Sheet1.Range("M").Value = "=($K-$L)* 100" 'Formula is M=(K-L)/*100

Sheet1.Range("M:M" & last_row).FillDown

End If

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Feb 25, 2014

How can I write this formula in vba code:

RevName = "Randolph Wakabayashi"

Range("A1").Value =LOWER((Left(Right(RevName, Len(RevName) - Find(" ", RevName, 1)), 5)) & Left(RevName, 2))

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Mar 11, 2009

I'm manually entering a 10 digit code into Col A; at this moment in time I have the following formula in Col B:

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Jul 4, 2012

(1) =round(if(bran!g1="raw",if(bran!n1=$f$19,(bran!p1/$g$19)*(bran!n1-$g$19),if(bran!n1>=$f$20,((bran!p1/$g$19)*($f$19-$g$19))+((bran!p1/$g$19)*(bran!n1-$f$19)*2),if(bran!n1=$j$20,((bran!p1/$k$19)*($j$19-$k$19))+((bran!p1/$k$19)*(bran!n1-$j$19)*2),if(bran!n1$f$25,bran!j1*$h$25,if(bran!o1>$f$26,(bran!o1-$f$26)*bran!j1*$h$26,if(bran!o1$j$25,bran!j1*$l$25,if(bran!o1>$j$26,((($j$26-$j$27)*$l$27*bran!j1)+((bran!o1-$j$26)*bran!j1*$l$26)),if(bran!o1>$j$27,(bran!o1-$j$27)*bran!j1*$l$27,if(bran!o1

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Jul 8, 2005

I've been trying to modified the formula below into the code you see below.

= SUMIF(G3:G21,">0",G3:G21)-SUMIF(A3:A21,"=",G3:G21)

So how can to modified the SUMIF formula into a code to the finalrow?

Range("J" & FinalRow + 1).Formula = "=SUM(J2:J" & FinalRow & ")"

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Nov 24, 2006

I have

1) A worksheet ( named PC OD) with one 80X80 matrix (matrix1)

2) another worksheet (named worksheet2) where I have 2 80X80 matrices (matrix 2 and matrix 3) and the below mentioned formulae

Matrix 2 grabs data off Matrix 1 (cell 'PC OD'!B769 belongs to matrix 1, in sheet PC OD) to round off the values in each of the 80X80 cells : ...

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Jul 22, 2014

I use a software to find relationship between some variables. this software can export results (excel mathematical formula) to a text or excel file. I need use this formulas in my VBA codes. but I should convert about 100-150 formula each time, hence this is very time consuming and hard to do that manually. I wondering if there is any macro code or third party software for that?

excel formulas are like this:

VB:

=((1/2)*((((EXP(EXP(EXP(-0.00159049260456001*$A1)))+2.36277505628942)/(LN(1.34876400300668*$B1))+(1/2)*((13.8900474312246)+(EXP(2.22254189839997*$C1)))))+(2.56256412775789*$D1/((1/2)*((1.34876400300668*$B1)+(EXP((1/2)*((EXP(-0.000633515788838835*$E1))+(-15.3575339156491)))))*(-15.3575339156491-1.31506071323009*$F1*EXP(EXP(2.22254189839997*$C1))))))*0.00300997948851126+-0.00736105020728091)

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I need a VBA code to create a Text file which should be in the form of DML (my scenario is to get Insert Statements for the Data available in the Excel) from Excel Sheet. And this has to be done by assigning a macro to command button where by clicking on it the DML text file should be generated. Even the syntax for the scenario will do.

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Apr 3, 2014

I have VBA code the extracts data from a source and puts it into excel. I need to change the format of some of the extracted data so i can use it for a VLookup formula. Reference the attached example. Columns A AND B have the extraced data which are dates. In Columns C and D or E and F I have typed what I would like the data to look like so I can use in a Vloolup formula. Is there VBA or a formula that word change the format of the dates in Columns A and B to look like C and D or E and F. The changed format could be moved to any new cells or rows.

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Jul 28, 2009

I received assistance from NBVC for combining data from two cells. Post http://www.excelforum.com/showthread.php?p=2135144. I need to convert the formula into macro code. I thought I would be able to convert it on my own, but running into some troubles with run time errors. Here is the Excel formula, which is working fine.

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Nov 5, 2012

I want to convert a calculated numerical value to a text value, but there are several possible conversions, each stored in a separate named range, referenced in another cell on the row. Normally I would use VLOOKUP and manually put the range name into the formula, so in this instance:

Formula D2=VLOOKUP(C2,Advanced,2)

Formula D3=VLOOKUP(C3,Intermediate,2)

But with lots of lines to do, I'd rather take advantage of the range name being present. Is there anyway of getting VLOOKUP to recognise the contents the appropriate cell as the name of a range?

Level

Initial

FinalNum

FinalWords

Advanced

47.7838

83.02015053

=VLOOKUP(C2,RangeNamedWhateverIsInA2,2)

Intermediate

42.3845

49.39171553

=VLOOKUP(C3,RangeNamedWhateverIsInA3,2)

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I need a formula to copy a number stored as a text to the number.

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I then copy this cell to another sheet, let's say Sheet2, cell A1 =Sheet1!A1. I have then have a bar chart linked to this cell, but it's reading it as text and no bars are appearing in the chart - even though the cell in the second sheet is formatted as a number!

FYI - my work around is to link my chart to the underlying data in the formula above, in this case, N7. But then I'm not getting the whole number (%) or decimal (%) that I want when the value is displayed in the chart.

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I have a formula that I create using concatenate and I get the right formula as below:

Cell B63

="=MATCH(B61,A"&N(1+B)&":A50,FALSE)"

The result comes like this:

=MATCH(B61,A9:A50,FALSE)

I would like to use this as a formula, however I cant figure this out

=Indirect(B63)

give me a #REF error.

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Jan 21, 2013

I have put together an excel sheet for how how long a part is on a particular machine. If there are multiple operations on a machine, I separated the operation times with a comma in the cell. I am now trying to get a sum of the total time the part is in a machine. I cannot just use a sum since the commas change the format from number to text. I was hoping I could do a substitution where I change the commas to plus signs and stick an equal sign in front of it and somehow get it to be recognized as a formula instead of a text string. Even then, I would still have to do a sum for the entire row. This is what I have as an example

_______Machine 1______Machine 2______Machine 3_______Machine 4_______Machine 5________Total Time

Part 1 _____20________ 10, 10, 10_________________________________________________________50

Part 2 ____15 ____________30____________________________10_______________________________55

Part 3_______________________________5, 15, 60, 10________________________5________________95

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Is there a quick way, other than VBA, to put the contents of a cell that has the text of a formula into a second cell, but as a real formula?

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I have the following two columns, and would like to obtain for each individual Company, the corresponding Country values excluding duplicates as text in a single cell.

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Company 2Country C

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Company 5Country C

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For example:

- For Company 2, a cell containing "Country B, Country C"

- For Company 3, a cell containing "Country C"

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I've approached generating an array using an IF statement, as in =IF(INDEX(A1:A8="Company 5",,),INDEX(B1:B8,,)," "), which returns the following array: ={" ";" ";" ";" ";" ";" ";" ";"Country A";"Country C";"Country C";" ";" ";" ";" "}.

The question is: how do I get that array to produce, as text in a cell: "Country A, Country C". Note that the duplicate Country C has been removed.

There are a few "StringConcat" User-defined functions that I've found elsewhere on the internet, but they don't seem to be able to handle to conditionally generated IF Index array, which I would think is key to parsing between Countries corresponding to each Company in the list.

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Programming Excel VBA Macro to do OCR (text recognition) from a prt scr screen capture image and input the text into cells. Currently my Excel file has a push-button, and upon clicking on it the macro pastes into Excel the current clipboard image I have created by pressing prt scr while in another program. The macro then crops the image to the region with the applicable text. I have to then manually type the text I see in image format into the appropriate cells.

the VBA coding to automate this? I'd like it to use the clipboard image and run it through OneNote OCR, after which the applicable text values are automatically entered into the cells. Ideally the code will first crop to the region with the desired text before it does OCR. If this is not feasible, it will need to incorporate a method (keyword search?) to hone in on the desired text after the entire prt scr image has been OCRed.

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I have a data example

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Example

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Any alphabet between word to be bold upon my requirement.

Instead of linking that cell to another cell , i want any value when entered into that cell.

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Assume cell A1 contains a name and A2 contains the text "D7".

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3. copies the content in cell A1 to the cell address found in A2 (in this case D7)

To illustrate I attached an Excel file.

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