Absolute Cell References With MacrosJul 31, 2006
can't seem to understand how to keep cells absolute when creating a macroView 8 Replies
can't seem to understand how to keep cells absolute when creating a macroView 8 Replies
I'm using a lot of "activeCell.offset(row,col).address" type of entries to form formulas for me. All of the references come across as Absolute References - $G$24, for example. Is there a different way for activeCell to give me a "normal" address ('G24' vice '$g$24') or a function that will convert for me?View 2 Replies View Related
When specifying a cell, what do I press to make Excel automatically insert the $ signs like $C$5 ? CView 9 Replies View Related
I set up formulas to count text characters in a range of cells. I'm tracking attendance and payments for a small yoga studio.
All I need to do is count "Y"s for prepaid attendance and "DI"s for drop-ins. I have the formulas working but they are absolute so inserting a row will break my sheet.
I want to link a number of cells on one worksheet back to another worksheet within the same workbook. Say everything from Cells A1 to M90.
I find the fastest way to do this link A1 on second worksheet to A1 on first worksheet (by using = and click on worksheet 1 Cell A1).
I then click on cell A1 on worksheet 2, grab small square in bottom right hand side of cell, and drag accross to M1.
While A1 TO M1 is still highlighted, I then grab small square on bottom of cell M1 and drag down to M90.
This makes all cells within this range reference back to worksheet1. In advanced settings I have unchecked for all blank cells to show a zero in woksheet 2.
Therefore I now have what I currently want, although I would like to make all reference absolute?
I tried doing this from the beginning again making A1 absolute at the start, but dragging the cells across and down does not provide the info I am looking for in all cells?
I have a problem where my conditional formatting is broken when new rows are inserted because Excel is auto updating the cell references. I am not able to use absolute references because I need to be able to Copy the entire information many times on one sheet to handle an ever changing number of projects.
I have attached an example file which shows a simple version of the sheet. There are areas for two projects now, but more would be added to the sheet as needed by just copying the entire section of one project and pasting it at the bottom. For each project, there is a cell which has a data validation list, e.g. B6, from which the user can select the current stage. The list of stages is obtained from column A, e.g. A9:A18. Whatever stage is selected, I need it to be highlighted in some manner. I currently have conditional formatting that checks if the value in B6 matches the information in the current cell and will change the text font color if True.
The problem occurs when new rows are inserted into the project. For example: if the project requires a Beta 1.1 stage, then a row would need to be inserted and labeled for that stage. However, Excel auto changes the cell references so that it no longer looks at B6. I need some way that the current stage can still be highlighted when selected in the Data Validation list.
I know that what I am needing to do may not be the best method to go about this, but I am having to work within the confines of the software available to me and the intended users of the file. Since the number and length of projects can change on a daily basis, the users need to be able to add and remove room for additional stages and projects whenever they want. I have a basic solution available to me using a macro, but the overall solution is clumsy and just leads to more problems.
I have this fairly simple formula which decides whether to shade a cell or not
This is set in cell R3 and I want to copy it all the way down the cells in the R column. However, when I copy & paste (and copy and paste using paste special, formatting) the R3 and AC3 cell references do not update to match their relevant rows. eg If I highlight cell R26 the conditonal formatting formula still refers to cell R3 and AC3, not R26 & AC26. I'm using Excel 2010 but I don't recall this happening in 2003.
Below is my code which isn't formatting the cells it's suppossed to. It looks like it isn't doing anything. I think the issue might be with the highlighted section of my code, but when I go to "Manage" my rules for conditional formatting, excel references the appropriate cell under the "Applies to" section. I am using relative cell references for for the majority of the rest of the code and this section follows a section that selects the correct cell for this conditional format.
Selection.FormatConditions.Add Type:=xlExpression, Formula1:="=""ABS()>.005"""
To simplify matters each day is exactly 10 rows (including header).
I already have code in column D that populates each D row IF it is the first unique occurance of column B for each day.
The forumla in column E for rows 2-10 put a daily total by each unique occurance.
Since I am using absolute references in E2-E10 to contain the totals for that day if I copy E-2 -> E10 to E12-E20 the totals will be incorrect.
If I use relative references in the formula it changes the range for the day which is also produces incorrect totals.
How would I copy the formulas in column E to the addtional days so that the ranges follow for the specific 10 row day that they are intended?
I have a workbook with a main worksheet where all the data entry and calculations are made and then I have "sub" worksheets which mirror subsets (specific columns) of the information from the main worksheet. When information in the main worksheet changes, or rows/columns are added, I want the sub worksheets to update automatically.
The only way I can figure out to do this is to use absolute references in the sub worksheets. Does anyone know how to change the references to be absolute (using the F4 function) without having to do them one by one? Or can anyone suggest how I can achieve this in another way.
I've read several threads about switching between relative, absolute, and
mixed references across several cells however these solutions seem to result
in formula with all relative or all absolute or all mixed.
I need to change the formula in lots of cells with a mix of types of
reference. e.g. I need to change "$E$4*AD$2" to "$E4*$AD$2" & would prefer
not to have to go though each of the cells with F4!
I would like a defined name (1) in my excel document (A) to refer to another defined location (2) in an external document (B), which is a master document that will not move or be renamed. The main document (A) is one which will be copied to numerous locations within our company's network.
Therefore, I need the defined name (1) to have an absolute reference to the external document (B). At the moment I'm only able to get a relative reference, since Excel 'simplifies' the reference when both files are opened. Here is what I'm currently using: ='J:Invoice TemplateOffice list01 231106 List of offices.xls'!SiteNames
How to change from absolute references to relative references.
ws.Range("G" & NextRow).Formula = "=" & Range("H" & NextRow).Address & "+" & ws.Range("I" & NextRow).Address
This code return the absolute references---> =$H$365+$I$365
, and i want change to relative references, like this ---> =H365+I365
build a spreadsheet that reads information off of a Master sheet onto 4 other sheets. The hope is that by making changes ONLY to the Master sheet that the other 4 will update automatically.
And then we ran into the trouble of not being able to insert new lines onto the Master sheet without throwing everything off on the other sheets.
(I've attached an example.)
For instance, if I go to the Master sheet in the Test.xlsx attachment, I've left out Lima from the alphabet. So, I insert a new row onto the Master, switch back to the Formula sheet where it should (theoretically) just update the cells to display the new data.
Not so. The Formula sheet just skips the new A13 and keeps on going.
the primary one seems to be using Offset. Well, the coworker will be adding and deleting many, many rows over the course of the year, as it is a product log and we change our products often.
Would be a massive time saver but can't find anything here or on Google on how to do this.View 1 Replies View Related
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A spreadsheet that can be used to enter the hours worked by staff each week and then calculate their Gross pay, Tax and Net Pay. THe basic spreadsheet has been created, however it will require aq macro to copy the Week ending, Hours worked, gross pay, tax and net pay columns to the first empty cell in row 1, clear the entries in the week ending and hours worked columns that have just been created and then hide the give columns to the left. which show the data for the previous week.
I know this sounds confusing but ive supplied the file to help you understand. The problem is that we can get the macro to hide the previous five entries and copy 5 new ones in their place but it only does this once. Just about our whole class is having trouble with this as we're not very advanced in macros.
I've found a few macros that will automate changing cell references from absolute to relative and they work great. However, when I run the macros on formulas that have references to another worksheet or workbook, the macro will not work correctly.View 9 Replies View Related
I am trying to use a macro to copy a set of cells.
I have successfuly created a macro - the problem is I would like the column reference to be absolute but the row reference to be relative. I can have one or the other but not mixed it seems.
If I have not explained myself well, perhaps this may help - I need to copy cells $J1:$S1 and paste them to $L1:$U1
Currently the macros works if the cursor is in cell J1 when I activate the macro but if I move the cursor to any other cell it copies and pastes the wrong set of cells.
I have a workbook within which i have a worksheet that contains a lots of macro code (coded by me). As the workbook gets used by various people, i need to copy the worksheet and the macros across to the updated workbook, which doesnt contain the macro worksheet at all.
I have tried to copy it across by clicking on its tab and using the move or copy facility. This copies the sheet across as required. But for some reason, the macros all reference the old workbook. A small bit here for example for some reason opens up the old workbook and then performs the code in the old worksheet:
For i = 12 To 20
Set curcell = Worksheets("Form Generator").Cells(i, 3)
If curcell = False Then
Cells(i, 3).Value = True
As curcell is equal to worksheets...() i would have expected it to use the local worksheet, ie the one that the macro is attached to. So why is excel proactively hunting out the old workbook and sheet? is the method i used to copy across the sheet with the macros incorrect? If so, how should i go about it?
It is suppose to be that if the employee is "FT" and has worked >=4 years the return is 15. But if the employee is FT and has worked 2 years but less than 4 years then it is suppose to return 10 (these are days off) Or if the employee is FT and has worked 1 year, but less than 2 then it should return 5 days off. And all the others in the column get no days off.
I have tried to do it with structured references and with cell references I get a column of zeros!
I have a simple count formula which is suppose to be absolute.
=COUNT($L5:$V5) and works till I add a column via a macro.
Macro adds a new column at column M then inserts data.
My problem is when I check the formula after macro it changes to
=COUNT($M5:$W5) I thought using the $ sign means Don't change?
I want to move the absolute value of sheet 2 $D$42 to absolute cell sheet $F$15. The !sheet2 $d$42 is not working.View 4 Replies View Related
i am currently using the macro below to import text files into a spreadsheet. Currently, it begins the import in cell A1 which is what I recorded it to do. how do I change the code to begin the import on the active cell?View 2 Replies View Related
I want to add a formula with absolute row to a cell.
The desired formula in the cell is something like "=SUM(B$5:B11)"
However, when i use the following code I keep getting error 1004 'Application-defined or object-defined error'
topCell.Cells(CurrentRow, 3)FormulaR1C1 = _
"=SUM(R-" & CurrentRow - 1 & "C[-1]:RC[-1])"
It works when the bracket  is used for row, but it does not give me absolute row in the formula.
topCell.Cells(CurrentRow, 3)FormulaR1C1 = _
"=SUM(R[-" & CurrentRow - 1 & "]C[-1]:RC[-1])"
I know how to turn a column reference in a structured data table into an absolute reference:
=Table1[A] becomes =Table1[[A]:[A]]
However, how to make a cell reference, like this one, absolute to that it still locks on this row, column A when I drag it across. I don't want to use copy & paste, as I have other cell references that i need to leave dynamic.
I've seen that @ can lock rows, but I don't seem to be able to lock an individual cell.
I am taking an online computer class and when i enter a formula (=c5/c11) and then press f4, to make the cell c11 absolute, this does not work. Instead it brings me the "Project" right side mini screen. Is there a way to program the f4 key to return absolute results?View 5 Replies View Related
I'm working on my first real macro - so I'm a greenhorn. I've spent a few hours trying to research a solution, but most threads are too technical for me so I'm hoping someone can really help me out.
I am trying to use a formula that references a cell that changes day to day from when I use the macro. I need to use a formula which grabs from a cell in a non concrete location. Let me try and show you what I mean.
From I4:I10, I need a formula like this:
How do I copy an absolute cell reference from say a1 to a2 -100 so that the row reference increments with each row. Without the absolute cell reference '$' it works Ok. But with it every cell is the same as a1?View 9 Replies View Related
I am doing percentages (very simple formula)
The formula looks like this =B7/B5
Now when I drag it to the box below I get =B8/B6
But I need the numerator to increment and
the denominator to stay the same.
So that it would look like this =B8/B5