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    Question New to VBA and cannot solve this problem

    Hi!

    With all that is going on in the world I thought now is the best time to learn and am teaching myself VBA from scratch with the help of online tutorials.

    That said, I've come up with a code, but it isn't quite performing the way I want and I cannot figure out why.

    I have a spreadsheet that I input figures into on a weekly basis and then would normally copy formulas down from a previous row to update (another workbook looks for the latest figure in various columns which is why these are copied on a weekly basis and not pre-filled).

    The code is as follows:
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    However, if these columns have no data in row 21 they do not work and I get the following error:

    Run-time error '1004':
    Application-defined or object-defined error


    If row 21 does have a values, they work as intended.

    If anyone can point me in the right direction so that it is just pasting the formulas from row 20 without the need to have data in row 21 this would be greatly appreciated!

    Completely appreciate that I may also be running this process in a manner that is quite basic, but just started teaching myself today.

    Many thanks,

    Richard
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    Re: New to VBA and cannot solve this problem

    Hi Richard,

    first 2 things you need to know. 1st, if you use variables already then you need to dimension them. You cannot forget if you use Option Explicit. Please read about this.
    2nd, Select and Selection is no use in 99% of the cases. This is what the macro recorder is doing, but unnecessary.
    Else the code should work so:
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    Greetings

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    Re: New to VBA and cannot solve this problem

    Many thanks, Tor.

    As I F8 through the code however it appears to go to each cell in row 20, copy it, but then doesn't go down to the next empty row and paste it.

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    Re: New to VBA and cannot solve this problem

    The issue is that if there is no data in row 21, then the End(xlDown) part goes to the last row of the worksheet (it's like pressing Ctrl+Down arrow) and you then try and paste one row below that, which can't work. It's generally better to go up from the bottom of the sheet instead:

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    Re: New to VBA and cannot solve this problem

    I wonder, where do you want to paste ?
    A. Always cell F21 ?
    B. The last blank row

    In point-B,
    if cell F21 has value but the rest (F22 to F1048576) is blank then with your code, the paste will happen in cell F22.
    if cell F21 is blank so the rest (F22 to F1048576) then your code gives an error, because it cannot offset one row below since it already reach the end of the row.

    The other way is using (XlUp).
    Something like this :
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    Re: New to VBA and cannot solve this problem

    That's great, thanks Rory!

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    Re: New to VBA and cannot solve this problem

    Glad to help.

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