# Find Function Not Working On Cells Which Reference Other Cells?

Oct 31, 2011
I am using the find function to establish the row number in a spreadsheet for an edit process.

Code:

wks.Range("B:B").find("something").Row

the cells in Range("B:B") are linked to another worksheet. If I copy paste values on the cells in Range("B:B") the code above works a treat.

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May 25, 2009

I often have problems with the cells range reference method. For some reason I get an error and can't tell why. Other times it works fine. Is this just an unstable method to use or is this completely wrong? I'm assuming I am using the wrong syntax. It is definetly the range reference causing the problem.

Dim cnt1 as integer, cnt2 as integer,cnt3 as integer

cnt1 = 2

cnt2 = 50

cnt3 = 2

dim myrange as range

set myrange = sheets("sheet1").range(cells(2,cnt1), cells(cnt2,cnt3))

I have no idea why it won't work. I'm basically searching a columner range of cells.

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For certain cells in this spreadsheet Excel's find and replace is not working:

For example, if I type the species "carex_filamentosa" it will say "...cannot find the data you're searching for"

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Jan 15, 2006

how to make the average,median,max, and/or min functions ignore cells in the referenced range that contain the #value! error? All four of the functions are returning #value! because one or more in the referenced range have the error.

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Jun 11, 2008

I have 5 columns set up: A,B,C,D,E

D is the sum of A and B

E is the sum of A,B,and C

As I add in a new column to the right of C (call it C2), I need D (which has shifted over one) to sum A,B, and C.

I also need E (which has also shifted over one) to sum A,B,C, and C2.

Essentially I need a function in a cell that will be able to reference two cells to the left even as more cells are added.

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Dec 14, 2006

I want to find a content of ActiveCell only in column "C", beginning from cell C4.What must be in Look in, and Look at?How to accomplish to match whole number,ex. "1" in cell with "1",no to find "1" in "123"

This function searches in whole sheet,but i need only in C column!

Cells.Find(What:=ActiveCell, After:=[c4], LookIn:=xlValues, LookAt:=xlPart, SearchOrder:=xlByRows, SearchDirection:=xlNext, MatchCase:=False _

, SearchFormat:=False).Activate

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Jan 7, 2013

I have a worksheet with dates on and have user form to display dates within a range. I have created some code, but the find function errors and says it cannot find this value on the sheet, but it is definatly there. This is my code: I have added an asterix to where it errors and says it cannot find the value

Code:

Private Sub SearchButton_Click()

Dim lbtarget As MSForms.ListBox

Dim rngSource As Range

Dim FoundFrom As Range

Dim FoundTo As Range

With Worksheets("Calender")

[code]....

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Oct 27, 2009

I'm surprised and confused as to why =Match("",A1:A300,0) doesn't find blank cells in the "who does what" worksheet of the attached file.

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Jan 24, 2007

I wrote a custom find function to search for a list of numbers across a bunch of worksheets (6 in total). A cell reference is sent to the function and it basically returns the worksheet name and address for the first occurence, or nothing if not found.

Now I realise that the number of cells that need to be checked is fairly severe across 6 worksheets (finding 65 numbers * 65536 * 256), but this still takes about 1 minute to execute... is that about right? Code was hacked together quickly and is nothing special...

Public Function My_Find(Optional my_range As Range) As String

Dim ws As Worksheet

Dim my_cell As Variant

Dim result As Variant

Application. ScreenUpdating = False

Application.Calculation = xlCalculationManual

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Aug 13, 2014

I'm in a workbook, and I want to look up a name. CTRLF or clicking on the binoculars both bring up the expected dialog box, but when I populate "Find What" and either hit enter, click Find All or Find Next, nothing happens.

The only thing I can think of is that I created a macro to function in one sheet only, then saved this workbook as .xlsm. But that doesn't seem right.

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formula using if's and vlookup's to populate a calendar with x's for day a person is gone. however the last couple of people that are gone are not being marked on the calendar even though i use the exact same formula (except for cell numbers and such) for previous, working entries. Here is my formula

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Jan 6, 2014

I am trying to code a macro that will search through a selected range of cells for key letters, for instance this cell may contain any combination of B, C, Te, Tc, RH, or LH. I would preferably like to search with capitalization being a factor but it is not a deal breaker. Below is a sample of what i have if the cell has a B, C it works for B but ignores the C i need it t o recognize both.

Code:

If InStr(1, ActiveCell.Text, "B") Then Range("O" + CStr(ActiveCell.Row)).Select

With Selection.Interior

.Pattern = xlSolid

.PatternColorIndex = xlAutomatic

.color = 65535

.TintAndShade = 0

.PatternTintAndShade = 0

[Code] ........

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Nov 21, 2006

i m given 12 max value of my 292 cells. now im asked to find number of cells that falls within each of these max values?? im asked t use histogram. how will i do it?

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Aug 11, 2008

I would like a macro that when run, finds empty cells in a column within the used range and fills them with the same formula in the other cells in the same column but relative to the row.

I have a basic understanding of VBA so if someone can set me on the right track i'll have a go myself as i appreciate this would take a while to write out from scratch.

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May 20, 2014

I'm working on a workbook that will track staffing patterns.

The workbook has three worksheets: Sheet1 "RCS", Sheet2 "HCT' and Sheet3 "Hidden". I've attached the workbook to this thread. The password for the form is "j".

On Sheet3 "Hidden" I have two tables that are set up to collect the SUM of columns on Sheets1 "RCS" and Sheet2 "HCT". I'm finding the SUM of each range by way of the background color. I've set up the following formulas and when the "data collection tables" are in the same worksheets as the original information, the formula's work perfectly:

The following functions are pulling data from Sheet1 "RCS" and placing them into a table in Sheet2 "Hidden"

[Code] ........

The following functions are pulling data from Sheet1 "RCS" and placing them into a table in Sheet2 "Hidden"

[Code] .......

I have two more functions that aren't working due to the fact that the source values are percentages and NOT plain numbers. The above functions work great for SUM but not for percentages. EXAMPLE--Let's say, 3 sub percentages it gives me the SUM of the 3 percentages (i.e. 85% + 100% + 100% = 285% instead of giving me 95%.

[Code] ........

How might I use the following functions to find the average of the source fields instead of the SUM?

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Dec 19, 2013

I am trying to use the SUMIFS function to sum the cells in one column if the cells in a reference column ARE blank, and if the cells in a different reference column fall within a date range.

-Column F contains currency, and is the sum range

-Column H contains dates as well as blanks, and I need the criteria to look for cells that ARE blank.

-Column A contains dates, and I need the criteria to be <= 01 Feb 2013 and > 31 Dec 2012

This is the formula I have tried, but it keeps adding the cells in F if the cells in H ARE NOT blank. Clearly, it's an issue with "<>" and probably a very simple solution, but I just can't figure it out.

=SUMIFS('2013'!F9:F59,'2013'!H9:H59,"<>",'2013'!A9:A59,">"&DATE(2012,12,31),'2013'!A9:A59,"<"&DATE(2013,2,1)

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Mar 8, 2014

I have a spreadsheet where a column has many cells being empty and others with values. I need to use copy-paste skip blanks to another column so it only overwrites cells that contains values. BUT The cells in the column appears to be empty, not blank, when I try use the copy-paste skip blanks it doesnt work. However, when I press delete in every empty cell the copy-paste skip blanks works for those cells.

Do you got a fast method to make all the empty cells blank?

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Oct 24, 2013

I have a spreadsheet for which I have to set up a formula to get the minimum value from a range of cells, but that range can include blank cells, errors (#DIV/0) and zeros, all of which I want to be ignored. I can work out how to ignore EITHER the zeros

(=MIN(IF(C10:G100,C10:G10)),

or the error cells

(=MIN(IF(ISNUMBER(C9:G9),C9:G9)),

How to exclude both. If I try to combine both of these exclusion criteria it doesn't work and I end up with the answer #DIV/0, which is one of the values I want it to ignore.

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Nov 6, 2013

I have a spreadsheet list that has no merged cells. I need to copy that spreadsheet into another spreadsheet where each row is actually 2 merged rows. I thought that I could manually reference the first few rows, then drag them down to copy and hope that excel would be smart enough to pick up the pattern. But it doesn't, and keeps copying over every other row. Is there a way to quickly copy a spreadsheet with individual rows into a spreadsheet with merged (two rows) cells? Seems like it should be doable.

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Nov 22, 2013

I have cells that all reference from a 4x147 table, each row has one piece of data in, but only one piece from a choice of 4 cells (3 of which are blank).

the cells that are referencing this data, i would like to make them reference to all 4 cells, ignore the blanks and choose the one with the data.

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Feb 15, 2010

I have lets say 12 months of data. I have formulas that reference the latest 6 months. When I insert a new column to input a new month, how can I make the formulas include the new months without manually updating them.

EXAMPLE:

12 months of data exist in cells B3:M3 going from B3(oldest) to M3(newest). Formulas reference latest 6 months of data in cells H3:M3. When a new month hits, I insert a column after column M.I would like the formulas to now reference cells I3:N3 which is now the newest 6 months.

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Jul 14, 2014

Is it possible to reference a cells value to define a range reference?

[Code] ......

I am trying to define the row value in the range reference with a value in a secondary cell?

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Feb 1, 2010

I'm working on a project for my company. We make plastic tanks and for quality control we want to start recording the thickness of the tanks in different areas/zones of each tank.

Attached to this message is an Excel sheet that I've been working on. From "Sheet 1", it records inputted thicknesses into WorkSheet "1098". On the top of "1098", it shows all of the recordings, and just below that are the "10 Most Recent Entries".

Right below the "10 Most Recent Entries", there are formulas to calculate the Min and Max Values. Whenever a new entry is recorded, the selected cells for the Min and Max formulas change. Is there a way to force the cells to always stay the same?

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Nov 5, 2008

I want to use the SumIf function to sum cells when other cells begin with certain characters.

I've toyed with a few ideas of how this could work, but i don't know how to specify that the cells need to begin with certain characters. The cells that would be the criteria and the ones that would be summed come out of an Oracle database (and i have no control over the way they're pulled out - yet) so the beginning characters are connected to extremely unique information, so i dont want that to be included in the if part, for obvious reasons.

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Jun 23, 2007

I need to mine a huge spreadsheet of about 30,000 cells and make columns from specific words. As in.

I need to search for all words "table" even if the word is "My_table" or "aTable" and suck them into one column. I have to do this one several words.

Let me know if you have the solution. I am trying to write something but I am unsure of the syntax at this level.

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Jun 23, 2013

I have a tabel where in column A i have names, some of the names end with a certain text "text".

In column B I have values.

I'd like to sum all the values where corresponding names contain "text" at the end.

How to do it using 'right' function?

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Mar 26, 2014

Sheet 3 column c is where the formula is located - pulling data from b14master (sheet)

Worksheet attached

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Feb 7, 2012

im working with a number of related cells and am having trouble with entering formulas. at the moment im entering them in manually but im hoping theres a better way.

suppose I have a few groups of data. the first group is A1-C1, second group is D1-F1, etc. the values of these cells have to be output somewhere else. so if A1=dog, B1 = cat, C1=car then AA1 would be dog cat car. AB1 would be the concatenation of the next group.

Now my problem is how do i put a formula into AB1, AC1 etc. I cant drag and drop. If I drag AA1 to AB1, AB1 will be the concatenation of B1-D1 instead of D1-F1.

As an aside one thing I thought of is to just put the output cells further apart. So if the first output was to goto AA1 the next one could be output to AD1. The only reason I didnt do this is this sheet is wide enough anyway I didnt want to make it any wider. I also thought of outputting D1-F1 into AD1 and then copy/pasting those values into AB1 but that wouldnt work as I need these values to be changeable.

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May 10, 2007

I have 100's of cells with various formulas similar to this: =U7*9.57. U7 Being the cell with the number of hours worked and 9.57 being the hourly rate. Fairly simple so far. Now there has been a 5% pay rise so unless i get another formula to add 5% on to all these cells i will have to manualy change each hourly pay to the correct value, something i dont want to do. So my question is can i do something like =U7*9.57 then another formula to add 5% on to the 9.57, then i can copy the formula down all the other cells?????

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Dec 30, 2013

=SUM((DATA!$F$2:$F$3000=A3)*(DATA!$N$2:$N$3000="N")*DATA!$J$2:$J$3000)

This formula doesnt work but =SUM((DATA!$F$2:$F$25=A3)* DATA!$N$2:$N$25="N")*DATA!$J$2:$J$25) works. Thats because all the other cells higher than 25 have a reference to another cell. How to solve it? Maybe with SUMPRODUCT / ISBLANK? See attached file.

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