# Function: Cell Contents Formula Or Value

May 18, 2006I seem to be unable to locate a worksheet

function that allows me to determine, if a given cell contents is a formula

or a value.

I seem to be unable to locate a worksheet

function that allows me to determine, if a given cell contents is a formula

or a value.

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I am new to VBA and am having difficulties in getting a find function to successfully locate search criteria within cell. When the search criteria matches exactly that of the cell contents then the code works; however should the search criteria only form part of the total cell contents (such as a seach for "the" in a cell containing "the cat sat on the mat") the code doesn't recognise it.

Essentially, I need the code to search a range for the required string and if found within a cell activate that cell and populate a combobox with the full cell contents of the activecell.offset(0,-2).

The relevant section of code attached below:

Dim role_count as range

Dim role as string

If Application.WorksheetFunction.CountIf(Range("Role_Count"), Role) 0 Then

Range("role_count").Select

Selection.Find(What:=Role, After:=ActiveCell, LookIn:=xlFormulas, LookAt:= _

xlPart, SearchOrder:=xlByRows, SearchDirection:=xlNext, MatchCase:=False _

, SearchFormat:=False).Activate

Me.Controls(ComboBoxName) = ActiveCell.Offset(0, -2).Value

Using Excell 2000 ...

I have data being retrieved from another sheet

Cell A1 of the Input Sheet, for example might contain the words "This is

a TEST"

Cell A1 of the Output Sheet contains the formula: ='Input Sheet'!$A$1

.... thus displaying whatever the contents is of cell A1 of the Input Sheet.

I want to save the formula results in time ...

I want to convert the cell(s) of the Output Sheet to the results ...

getting rid of the equation(s).

I'm sure I have seen this before, I just cannot remember? ... getting

old!

I want to split the contents in a cell using a formula.

For Example, I have ***PavanKumar*** in A1

I want ***Pavan*** in A1 and ***Kumar*** in B1

Using XL07, some of my data looks like this

TY+/*-

PX/*-

TFM/*+

In an adjacent column, I am seeking to display the letters, numbers or symbols that appear before '/'. I would normally solve this little problem with something like =left(A5,2) or some combination of left and len. This method fails when the formula finds a len of 8 when the previous highest len was 7.

I need a formula that would scan a given column for data, get the first available data from the first available cell ( D1 ), perform computation, input result in a different cell ( A1 ) and then delete the contents of D1 and move on the D2 and so on till end of data. So far I have been able to have the result in A1 but could not achieve the deletion of D1 contents. The purpose is to prevent the formula from scanning the data column from D1 again. In this way, the datawould be made available in one column and when the data have been processed the column would be empty and the result would be in another column.

View 2 Replies View RelatedI have a formula that looks at a cell on a front sheet, and then returns the contents of that cell as the result if it meets the criteria. So for example this formula would be in Cell A1 on Sheet2 IF(SHEET1!A1,"New",Sheet1!A1,"-")

This formula is always in the same cell (different sheet) as the cell that it is looking at, down 1500 rows. Instead of having the formula named for each cell is there anyway to ask excel to 'look at this cell but on this other sheet'.

e.g IF(Sheet1!"This Cell" etc). That way no matter what cell you put the formula in it is always referencing the correct cell for the formula?

I need to create a formula which will change the contents of the cell to one of 3 options based on the value of another cell

For example if I was using B2 as the cell to reference I need to say IF B2 = 0 then say "Closed", IF B2 = 1 then say "Open" and if its any other value then say "Error".

I'm having some trouble having all 3 if statements nested correctly.

I don't want to do this as a macro just as a formula.

I want to set up a sheet macro that will replace the contents of a cell (when a specific number is typed in) with a specific formula.

For instance, when "43" is typed into any cell within specified columns (say columns C and H), it changes to the following formula: =IF(D47="",43,IF(D47<=3030,408,43))(WHERE D47 WOULD REPRESENT THE CELL ADJACENT TO THE CELL WHERE "43" WAS TYPED.)

IE:

If "43" was typed into cell C1, then it would change to the formula: =IF(D1="",43,IF(D1<=3030,408,43))

If "43" was typed into cell C50, then it would change to the formula: =IF(D50="",43,IF(D50<=3030,408,43))

Here is what I am trying to achieve:

I have a workbook with two tabs, on the first one there is one column and the top of the column(A1) is a dropdown containing the options 'Boy' or 'Girl'.

One the second worksheet I have two named tables (Boy and Girl) - these tables each contain a single column array with 5 names in each (so we have a table of 5 boys names and a table of 5 girls names)

What I want to happen is when a user selects an option from the dropdown in A1 the cell below(A2) is populated randomly with a name from the corresponding list.

I have achieved this initially using the following formula:

=IF(A1="Boy", INDEX(Boy,RandInt(1,10)), INDEX(Girl,RandInt(1,10)))

This works fine, but I will need to expand this for several dropdown options, so my new workbook will have a dropdown of car makes, and each make will have a list of the models associatied with the car make (e.g. Ford: Fiesta, Escort, Mondeo...)

But I do not want to have a ridiculously long nested IF statement for every car Make, so what I want to do is something along the lines of the following:

=INDEX([CONTENTS OF A1],RandInt(1,10))

So I use the text selected from the dropdown in A1 as the TableName in my formula - however, I cannot retrieve that to use in the formula without it coming back as a text with the "" included and my formula errors!

I need to check a range of cells (B4:B35) and see if any of the contents are less than a specified cell (M1) and then show a message, (the message part I can do). I have tried using For Each but I then get the message for every cell that is below the specified cell (which in theory could be all of them). I have also tried using an If Any statement but didnt work.

View 5 Replies View RelatedI've got the following sumproduct formula (which seems to work):

=SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(SEARCH($B17,Product_Keywords))),--(YEAR(Invoice_Date)=H$3),--(ROUNDUP(MONTH(Invoice_Date)/3,0)=H$4),--(Invoiced_Amount))

B17 is a keyword to be found in the Product_Keywords range

I'd like to modify it so that:

ifthe cell in the range Product_Keywords also includes "," thendivide the sumproduct by the number of commas+1

Presumably I could add --(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(",",Product_Keywords) as one of the conditions,

but how would I keep track of the number of commas in the cell?

I've got a master workbook which reads from a number of other workbooks. The names and file address of the workbooks it reads from are listed in column A - e.g. A1 contains "C:DocsInfoFile1[sheet1.xls]". I've got a forumla that reads the required information from the workbooks and it looks like this:

=('C:DocsInfoFile1[sheet1.xls]Summary'!$B$3)+('C:DocsInfoFile1[sheet2.xls]Summary'!$B$3)

What I need to know is how I can replace the address in this formula with the value in column A. There will be many different sheets to read from and they'll change occasionally so I thought it would be easier to have one cell containing the name of the latest relievent sheets the formulas will link to rather than having to update each formula every time.

I have attached a workbook stating my problem.

file1.xlsx

I thought this was a pretty simple formula but I am having difficulty creating it. I am attaching a little test spreadsheet. Sheet 1 is where the data will be entered. The Reimbursed column has a drop down choice of yes or no. The next 2 columns are the cost of registration and the cost of accommodations. On sheet 2 is where I would like the formulas. So in cell A4 I would like a formula that says if B3 on sheet 1 is Yes populate this cell with the contents of Cell C3 only, B4 of sheet 2 would then be B3 if A3 on sheet 3 is Yes and so on with the Not reinbursed if sheet 1 the Reimbursed column is no.

View 3 Replies View RelatedOn sheet1, I have numbers and names. These names are also contained in Comments on sheet2, and i would like a function in Column M that matches the numbers with the names in the comments. Cell M1 I have manually filled for demonstration purposes.

Can this be done with a function or is this a VBA task?

Is there a function that would return the contents of the most frequent.

i.e. in the example below with the function in cell C2 it would return Red (this been the most frequent entry in the cells A2:A10....

I'm trying to do is pass the contents of a listbox to a function to sort it into alphabeticalorder. I get a error saying object required

Sub PopulateAll()

Dim lgLastRow As Long

Dim lgRowCounter As Long

Dim intCounter As Integer

Dim olb As MSForms.ListBox

For intCounter = 0 To UBound(vAllEnv)

Me.lstAll.AddItem (vAllEnv(intCounter))

Next intCounter

Set olb = frmOptions.lstAll.........................

how can I use the cell function inside a NPV fuction as one argument of the start for the NPV string to calculate?

View 3 Replies View RelatedI have a workbook with a Summary sheet and then a series of sheets for each month/year. Onthe summary sheet I use column A for the month/year as a date formatted "mmm yy" ie the same as the sheet names.

in columns B,C,D I want formulae that sums or averages a fixed range on each sheet but I would like the formula to take the sheet name from Columa A rather than hard coding it.

So that in the example =SUM('Dec 04'!$C$6:$C$47) I want to take the "Dec 04" from the text in cell A3

How do I incorporate sheetnames into the vlookup function? I need the following sheet name: SALES (located in A1) to be incorporated into the function: vlookup("Sales"?,a1,n84,2,false). .

View 5 Replies View Relatedis there a formula that would have as it's output the cell address of the

same cell where the formula has been entered.

e.g. In cell A10 I input a formula whose output is the cell reference A10.

I have several named ranges with 4 column each. The named ranges have all the same names but with the tow last digits ranging from 00 to 50 by increments of 5 (ie 00, 05, 10, 15 etc.). The 4 columns for each of the named ranges have the following headings; 10, 100, 50 ,70. I have two cells with drop down lists with the list of the suffixes of the named ranges in cell e5 (ie 00, 05, 10, etc) and in g5 a drop down list with the 4 headings for the columns (10, 100, 50, 70)

I want to refer to these 2 values so that in column B, I can get the values of the column chosen for the given named range. For example, the column "100" for the named range THRESHOLD_10. In cell C1, I entered the following formula ="THRESHOLD_"& E5 which gives me the named range name. I entered the following function in the first cell of column B = index(C1,2,G5) but get a #REF! answer. If I write the following formula =index(THRESHOLD_10,2,G5) I get the right value.

how to get about it, and indirect(C1), but still gets a #REF! message. When I evaluate the formula, the named range appears with quotes "" which might be the reason that it cannot work. I am nearly there...but for the syntax and cannot get that working!

I am not looking into a VBA solution for this one and want to keep it simple. I want to enter a basic IF function/formula to make the color of a cell yellow if the condition is true.

Here is where I am stuck/what I am putting inside the cell:

=If( 'Program Tracker'!E16="","",IF('Program Tracker'!E16>= DATE(2006,3,3),IF('Program Tracker'!E16<=(DATE(2006,3,9)),"YELLOW","")))

Where you see "YELLOW" is where I need to put something in so it makes the active/current cell color yellow.

I will show with an example of what I would like to do. I italized and underscored the part of the formula.

---A----B

1 24 formulaB

formulaB = "= CELL("contents",DifferentSheet!G(A1))"

I want B1 to contain the value from the cell G24 in sheet "DifferentSheet". I want to use the value in A1 to determine what row on "DifferentSheet" I should use.

I have problem with a spreadsheet that I am trying to create.

I have a large sheet of data which is dumped in from another program. This contains our deliveries and orders etc.

Now for planning purposes, I would like to see how much of each item I have on order.

I can use VLOOKUP, but that will only give me the amount for the first order it encounters. But not the 3rd, 4th etc. I could use SUMIF but I need the dates as well. After doing some searching I think I have found a way of doing this: I can get the first easier enough:

=VLOOKUP(D$11,'purchase order'!$A$1:$K$6000,5,FALSE), this gives the first order than the another =VLOOKUP(D11,'purchase order'!$A$1:$K$6000,11,FALSE) for its date.

For the second column to check any other orders I thought I could find the cell referance for the first SEARCH: which is

A108: ="A"&MATCH(D11,'purchase order'!A:A,0).

Is there any way of using this Reference to start a new VLOOKUP. So the Lookup Range starts at this reference?? To make things harder it is on another sheet.

how to run a macro from an IF function, if the function is true macro 1 runs if the function is false macro 2 runs.

View 2 Replies View RelatedThe following are on a sheet:

A1 = 5700

B1 = 235

C1 = 17:14

D1 = 5922

$E$1 = 09:01

$F$1= 3

$E$1 and $F$1 are (the only) absolutes/constants.

A2 contains the following:

=IF(A1>D1,B1,IF(A1+B1<D1,"d",IF(AND(C1<$E$1,B1<$F$1),"",B1))))

This translates as:

=IF(5700>5922,235,IF(5700+235<5922,"d",IF(AND(7:14<09:01,235<3),"",235))))

The result is a variable/number (235), "d" or a blank cell ("").

This formula is in a column and works fine where there are numbers in corresponding cells. The problem arises with corresponding cells which appear blank (show no values) but contain references to other cells: they result in a "d" when nothing should be displayed.

So while a corresponding blank cell is correct if it shows no values, it gives me this problem - I don't want "d" or anything.

I would like to use a varible Cell for the following forumula:

ActiveCell.Formula = "= ROUND(PIExpDat(""TimeEq('""&Cells(RowNdxG,4)&F$2,F$3,F$4,F$5,0,)/3600,1)"

I have underlined the variable. This is not working but is rather showing up as a string value Cells(RowNdxG, 4).

I am having to copy and paste rows of data into a new worksheet where the rows sizes change and I am wanting to add a new row at the end of the pasted rows but with the sumation formula to add the relevant column

e.g copy range B14:AA17 with in this case columns E to AA holding the numerical values. Therefore I wish in cell E18 to sum the value of E14:E17 and so on ending with cell AA18 holding the sum of AA14:AA17

As these vary I have all relevant variables, Range to add sumation values to eg E18:AA18

Start Cell E14 and so on.

I tried adding "=SUM(x:d)" where x and d are vars relating the the column cell required eg x = E14 and d = E17

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