# Referencing A Value In Variable Length Columns.

Jan 22, 2006

I have a SS I would like to reference a cell in a column which changes in
length. In this case, I would like to reference the most current date in a
column.

Is there a simple method for doing this, as the data will routinely be
different lengths in that column.

Further, there is Data on the Horizontal that I would like to reference to
another cell in another sheet that would correspond to this date. Can anyone
give any suggestions as to the best way to accomdate this?

## Macro To Sum Variable Length Columns?

Jul 26, 2013

how can I make this simple macro sum columns that will be of variable length? I would like the sum to appear as the last entry in that column and highlighted.

VB:
Range("H36").Select
Selection.FormulaR1C1 = "=SUM(R[-34]C:R[-1]C)"
Range("J36").Select [code]....

## Give Cell A Value Based On Length Of Row (variable Row Length)

Jan 9, 2010

My worksheet contains data with the reaction times on a psychological test. Each respondent in the test has 280 rows in my excel sheet.

The 'perfect' length of the row, is from A to M. When an error is made in the test, the length of the row will increase. So the error length can be A to AA.

For me it is important to analyse the error. So I would like to give a perfect row length, the value 1, and an error row length a value 2.

So, in conclusion:

If:
Cell length = A1 - M1? --> Copy A1 B1 C1 (A B Cof that row) to Sheet3, and give D1 in sheet 3 the value 1

Cell length >= A1 - M1? --> Copy A1 B1 C1 (A B C of that row) to Sheet3, and give D1 in sheet 3 the value 2

## Macro To Create Columns By Referencing A Variable Column

Jul 11, 2014

I've only done a small amount of macros with VBA.

I want to create a macro to insert 12 cells left of a column labeled "This Year" As the spreadsheet grows (by 12 columns @ year) the "This Year" column moves to the right. Thus I need to reference the range off of that column and then insert 12 columns directly to the left of it each year. Can I somehow reference the label "This Year"?

I then need to enter the month labels in the new columns row 8.

My problem is trying to reference off the "This Year" column.

## Sum Of Variable Length Ranges?

Jun 20, 2014

So I have got an identifier and a corresponding column of values. I need to calculate sum of those corresponding values for each identifier, so if identifier is 1993, I need to have a sum of all the corresponding values. These identifiers repeat, and I do not want to calculate sum for all of them, just the immediate identifiers (i.e. you have 1993, after that you may have 1994 etc etc and then at one point you will have 1993 again, but that "new" 1993 will have a different sum of course). Also, identifiers do not go in sequence sometimes (however, most of the case they do), for example 1993 may jump suddenly to 2004. The trick with all of this is variable "row width" of these identifiers...

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## Text Parsing With Variable Length?

Jun 10, 2014

Column M:
##/##/#### | Variable Length Text-####

Example:
01/06/2014 | Daniel Trimble-4048

I need to parse out the different parts of Column M.

In Column R -- "Close Date", I'm successfully using:
=LEFT(M2,FIND(" | ",M2)-1)

...to extract the close date of the donation.

In Column S, I want to list the donor name--which is all of the text after " | ", and before the "-".

I don't need anything after the hyphen, and fortunately in this data, no one's name has a hyphen in it.

The Close Date is working fine for the LEFT and FIND functions, but for the life of me, I can't seem to get MID to work for the variable-length text. The text will always start in the same position -- 14, as the date and delimiter are standardized. And the last 5 characters of the text are not variable in length, so they can be cut out completely.

How do I use MID to extract everything starting at position 14, and stopping 5 characters short of the end of the text?

## How To Extract Variable Length String

Feb 9, 2014

i just wanna extract the date shown(last data until meet the first comma) in first column to another column.

column 1
abcde, 1234
abcd, 12345
abcdef, 123

column 2
1234
12345
123

## Build A Variable Length Array

Apr 10, 2007

I am trying to do is to build an array from a series of cells that may or may not contain text.

For example cells A1:A6 may be equal to red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple,
but each cell may also be blank.

So I might also have blank, blank, yellow, blank, blue, purple.

Is there a way I can make an array of just {yellow, blue, purple}? and then the next time it may be {red, blue}

Or can I index only cells that have text?

In the end, I just need a way to make a selection from only those cells that have text.

## Selecting Range With Variable Length

Aug 28, 2009

I require vba code which will allow me to select a range of variable size.

Starting from cell A2 use :

Range(Selection, Selection.End(xlDown)).Select

However then using the line below may not select the entire range as some columns may be empty

Range(Selection, Selection.End(xlToRight)).Select

## Naming A Range Of Variable Length

Feb 5, 2007

I have a range of data starting in C18, C17 is a label (DivsUsed) the number of rows can range from 1 to a few hundred.

I used the code below to name C18 onwards as a named range with the name DivsUsed and then to use this as a RowSource for a ListBox.

Private Sub UserForm_Initialize()

Dim rangeToName As Range
'Sheet2.Range("C18", Range("C65536").End(xlUp)).Name = "DivsUsed" Tried this too
Set rangeToName = Sheet2.Range("C17", Range("C65536").End(xlUp))
rangeToName.CreateNames Top:=True
ListBox2.RowSource = "DivsUsed"
TextBox2.Value = Sheet2.Range("F2").Value 'This works ok
End Sub

Both tries, and anything else I have tried, give the error " Method 'Range' of object _Worksheet failed".

## Sort Ascending For Variable Report Length

Feb 10, 2009

I'm trying to sort a report using case number in Ascending order, this report varies in length and data begins in cell B2 down the whole report. It needs to include the fields on either side ie. expand the selection.

## Conditional Formatting Of Range Of Variable Length

Apr 30, 2009

I have an issue regarding use of conditional formatting where the range i wish to format is on variable length.

For example; lets say i want to format F15 downwards depending on there being a value in the cell, how could I do that ?

Lets say I want the cell to turn GREY if number is 0, RED if the number is below 85, GREEN if above 95 and AMBER otherwise.

How could I do that ?
Any how could i ensure it picks all rows in the range where numbers have been added

## String Parsing With Variable Length Strings

Mar 28, 2006

I am trying to split up a cell into numbers and charachters and place them in
separate columns, but the lenght of the number part varies as does the
content of the character part.

For example, one cell could be 5#, 10Tins, 4 lb, 100Pcs, etc.
I would like to be able to pull out the #, Tins, lb, and Pcs in to their
own column.

I have found this formula:
=LEFT(A1,FIND("-",A1,1)-1)

but it assumes some level of consistency, the "-" in the cell.

## Transpose Variable Length List Of Entries

Dec 12, 2012

My key is in row A (up to 50,000 keys) my entries are in column B. There could be between 1 to 20 entries per key (variable). i need to move the entries across so my key remains in column A and the entries appear in columns B, C, D, etc. Need to end with one row per key.

from this:

823
car

pool

window

345
pen

123
pen

[code].....

## How To Write A UDF That Returns Variable Length Of Data

May 24, 2008

If you have used Excel to download data from Bloomberg, you probably noticed that the function "BDH" can return an array of variable length. I was trying to design such a function but could not find a way.

The basic feature of a function like this is that it can be entered like an ordinary formula (not an array formula), but it returns multiple values. The values will be displayed in the range that has the formula as its top left corner.

## Extracting Text From A String With Variable Length

Jan 13, 2009

Hey I got a long String like this "[...] increase of x.xx% [...]".

I am trying to extract only the percentage number which can be of variable length, so maybe 900.99% or 9.99%.

I tried this formula:
=MID(G14,SEARCH("%",G14)-5,5)
but this one doesnt bring the right results as the percentage figure is often not exactly 5 characters long.

## Sort Column Of Variable Length Alphanumeric Characters?

Aug 2, 2012

I'm trying to sort by a column with one to four digit numbers, any of which may be followed by a single letter, i.e. 1,2,3 4A,5, 10,11A,75,101A,600,705,1010B,1011A.

I'd like them to sort in the above order. I am only able to have excel 2003 sort all of the numeric cells first, followed by the cells with the alpha character.

## Adapting Macro For Variable Column Length / Range END

Apr 21, 2013

I've recorded this Macro to sort the cells in a column alphabetically if any cells have content.

I would like to use the Macro on the whole workbook however the AB column range varies between the worksheets.

How should I adapt this Macro to sort simply to the END of AB column??

' PWRII Macro
'
'
Cells.Select

[Code]....

## Extract Number Of Variable Length From Text String

Jan 25, 2007

Imagine that I have this list of thousands of customers, who are listed in column B in the format "customer no+space+customer name".

Now I want to extract ONLY the customer no from the text string in column B and insert it as number value in column A on the same row.

Would have been easy with "Left" command, but as the customer numbers have variable length, I have a problem.

## Extract Strings From Range Of Variable Length Text

Jan 18, 2008

I have the following issue. I have a list of strings. Each string contains certain characters that are exactly the same for all strings, some characters are different making the string longer (in some cases). What I need to do is extract some combination of characters from each string. The strings look like this:

AB & CDE & FG & I mmmm yyyy.HIJK
AB & CDE & FG & II mmmm yyyy.HIJK

The part "AB & CDE & FG & " (incl. spaces) is the same for each string. The next part contains a roman count from I to VII, causing the length of each string to vary. The "mmmm" part contains the current month spelled in full e.g. December. This part differs as well, for each string. The "yyyy" part contains the year in four digits, e.g. 2007. The part after the dot is the same for each string again.

What I need to do:
- is to extract the month and assign it to a new string
- extract the year and assign it to a new string
- extract the roman number, translate it to a normal number (II -> 2) and assign to a string (or integer).

## Consolidate In Excel VBA For Multiple Variable Length Sheets In Single Workbook

Jun 30, 2014

my macro comes up with an error on the Consolidate line that says 'Cannot add duplicate source reference'. I have a workbook with a variable number of tabs and I want to consolidate-sum (not copy and paste) the data from the various sheets onto a summary sheet within the same workbook. I'm at the point where it all works fine until it hits Consolidate.

Option Explicit
Sub ConsolidateExport()
'
' ConsolidateExport Macro

[Code]....

## Referencing Range With Variable

Sep 11, 2009

need to solve the problems in this

## Variable Data Referencing

Apr 23, 2009

I have a word table(s) which I need to paste into excel, its a quotation sheet and this document always has the same basic format. I then need to copy across specification items to another sheet between 2 points in column A ie between points TEXT1 (A25) and TEXT2(A40) so cells A26:A39 in this instance but this can be between 1 or 100 items.

Text 2 is the start of a costing section and wouldn't be transferred.

What i am looking to do is write a formula which will look in sheet1 at column A and find "TEXT 1" at A25 then copy items across until it comes to "TEXT2" at A40 but is flexible enough to cope with various numbers of items.

## Referencing Variable Workbook Tab In VLookup?

Nov 29, 2012

I have a challenge with Vlookups!

I have one workbook called Ratecards, which contains various tabs which are named based on a client code. e.g. ABC02

I then have another workbook which has employees in column B and the client code in C3.

The current Vlookup is =VLOOKUP(B8,'[ratecards.xlsx]ABC02'!\$A\$5:\$N\$168,4,false) which works fine for one client.

I want to substitute the ABC02 in the vlookup for cell ref C3, as the contents of C3 is variable and I want it to tell the sheet which ratecard to refer to.

## Referencing Rows Using Variable And Intersect Range

Jan 18, 2009

I am trying to clear the contents in a rows reference by a variable (rownum) using the

## Referencing Defined Worksheet Variable In Formula In VBA?

Oct 19, 2012

I have created a userform that once the user clicks the okay button, the information is transferred to a worksheet template named 'PO Template', copied, and renamed. That portion works great. I then have code for a summary worksheet named 'PO Log' that finds the next empty row on the log and enters a formula referencing back to the newly created 'PO Form' (note - 'PO Form' is a variable as the actual worksheet name changes with the user input). The formula on the 'PO Log' references the 'PO Form' literally, which gives me a REF! error because there is no sheet actually named that. I've tried defining POForm in the code as a string so I can enter it into the formula code but I get an error because it's already defined as a variable. I've entered the sub routine for clicking the okay button below:

Code:
Sub OkayButton_Click()
'Make PO Template Active
Sheets("PO Template").Activate

[Code]....

## Referencing Sheet Code Names By Variable

Jul 18, 2006

I have a set of worksheets (Sheet31 through Sheet49 by codename) produced by a machine in the lab. I want to create a summary sheet that references cells in those worksheets.

Rather than go through the annoyance of doing this manually 40+ times I'm working on creating a macro to populate the summary sheet for me.

This is what I have so far

For J = 31 To 49
ResultSht = SheetJ.Name
Sheet1.Activate
ActiveSheet.Range("A4").End(xlDown).Offset(1, 0).Select

It hangs up on the "SheetJ.Name" however. My objective is to be using the object SheetJ, where the object SheetJ is the codename of the results sheet I'm trying to reference (for example, in the first pass through the loop it would be Sheet31). Could someone point out my mistake in this object reference?

## Excel Macro Referencing A Variable File Name To Import

Oct 30, 2008

I have this Macro for Excel which imports 1 file C:datafilesuser1-data-1.txt into cell E52:

## Referencing Variable In Conditional Formatting But Applies To All Excel?

Jul 9, 2012

I have some VBA code that formats my sheets and works fine, but the issue is that I run this same piece of code more than once in different sheets with the only difference being the formula references a different cell.

' Green Cells indicate that the supervision is within the year
"=Datedif(D8,today(),""m"")

## Split Text Into Fixed Length Columns

Jul 20, 2012

I have 5 columns with data in each

I want to create a 6th column that looks to the columns on the left with data in ti and concatenates all data in the 5 columns and puts it into one cell in the 6th column however put a space between each break of data so that it can be distinguished which bit of data was in what column previously.

The challenge is the new 6th column can only contain 30 characters - When it exceeds 30 characters then create a 7th column and put the rest of data in the 7th column, again the 7th column can only have 30 characters so if exceeds this then put the remaining characters in a 8th column

There will never be more than a total of 90 characters in the original 5 columns so there will only need to be scope for a maximum of 3 additional columns

So for example

Column A had two words in it that totaled 20 characters (the space between the two words is also counted as a character)
Column B had two words in it that totaled 20 characters (the space between the two words is also counted as a character)
Column C had a word that contained 10 characters
Column D had a word that contained 5 characters
Column E had a word that contained 10 characters

Then the result would be

Column F would only have the data originally held in Column A (because it can't include Column B's data as this would exceed the 30 characters)
Column G would have data that was originally held in column B and column C - with a space between B and C data
Column H would have data that was originally held C, D and E - with a space between C, D and E data

Another point to consider is if in one of the orginal 5 columns had say 3 words in it and lets say the 3rd word is the word that exceeds the 30 character limit, then the whole of the third word is to be carried oved to the next new column, I can't have words cut in hlaf with one half in Column 'F' and the other half in Column 'H' for example.