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Old June 2nd, 2011, 04:35 AM
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Default creating a Left Function using a macro


I need to create a Left forumla which is created within a macro and placed in cell I2 and autofilled to the variable number z + 1.

The left forumla needs to add together the value in cell J2 and the value K2. However i need to cut the value in J2 so the result is only 7 characters long.

I think its should look like the following but I think this take the character off the end of the string instead of the first.

PPCWBSht.Range("J2").forumla = "=Left(J2 & K2,7)"Can anyone help me?

Jeskit :-)

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Old June 2nd, 2011, 07:50 AM
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Hi there..

if you need a result that is only seven char long, and you have to cut J, then you will have to count the chars in K, then substract that to seven, and reduce J to that diference... IT's clear now?


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Old June 3rd, 2011, 08:57 AM
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Thanks for replying, i get it i'll try to create a forumla using that logic!

Thanks for your help. Grealty appricated
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If you are applying formula it will become circular reference (as you are calculating J2 based on J2 itself) and you need to handle it.

Alternatively you can try that in VBA

Sub DD1()
 For i1 = 2 To Cells.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeLastCell).Row
    Range("D" & i1).Value = Left(Range("D" & i1).Value & Range("E" & i1).Value, 7)
    Next i1
End Sub
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