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    Question Compile error: Sub or Function not defined ("SolverOk")

    I recorded a macro and then tried to run it.
    The macro includes repeated use of the Solver Tool, to save me some time.
    Excel does not recognize the "SolverOk" nomenclature (it's highlighted in gray).
    I tried checking my References in the VBA editor, but "References" is grayed out so I can't even get into it.


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    Re: Compile error: Sub or Function not defined ("SolverOk")

    You have to set a reference to Solver to use it in VBA, as you've figured out.

    The way to do it manually is ...

    In the VBE, Tools > References, paste this in the File name box:
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICExx\Library\SOLVER

    after replacing xx with your version of Excel (e.g., 11 for Excel 2003, 12 for Excel 2007).

    Change the file type dropdown to *.xls, *.xla, and pick SOLVER.XLA

    You can't set a reference when code execution is suspended, so press the reset button (or do Tools > Reset), and then try.
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    Cool Re: Compile error: Sub or Function not defined ("SolverOk")

    shg,
    Thank you so much for replying quickly !
    Great news: I did not have to do the protocol which you graciously provided.

    Here is what I did:
    1) I don't know if this had any effect or not, but... In my own searching for a solution this morning (before receiving a reply), I had gone into another section of the Tools menu in an attempt to see if there was any way for me to activate the References section. I can't remember for sure, but I think I went into the "Additional Controls" menu. I selected something like "MS Office". The References choice still did not change from its grayed-out state, nor did the macro work.
    2) I had to leave the house for a couple hours, so I closed the Excel file. When I got back, I saw your reply and began to follow the directions. However, upon opening the file and going to the VBA Editor Tools menu, I noticed that the word "References" was no longer grayed-out! I proceeded to go into the References section and check the "Solver" box.
    3) I attempted to run the Macro, and it worked!

    You mentioned: "You can't set a reference when code execution is suspended, so press the reset button (or do Tools > Reset), and then try." I wonder if this was the reason why the "References" was grayed-out. I don't know. Anyway...

    I think my problem is now solved.

    The only unfortunate thing is that I have to press "Ok" to accept every Solver solution. I might have to post a new trouble thread to figure out how to accept all answers. The good thing is that Solver will never have any problems/errors with the particular formulae I am telling it to solve.

    Thank you again for the quick reply!

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    Re: Compile error: Sub or Function not defined ("SolverOk")

    The only unfortunate thing is that I have to press "Ok" to accept every Solver solution.
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    Re: Compile error: Sub or Function not defined ("SolverOk")

    Thanks, shg!
    I actually figured it out on my own, after I was able to figure out how to install the "Help" feature. I think it's ridiculous that it has to be installed manually because newbies (like me) can't be expected to figure out how to install anything, let alone the freaking Help feature!

    Here is the thread I posted regarding "UserFinish:=True"...

    http://www.excelforum.com/excel-prog...uccessful.html

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