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    get line number from where a funcion is called and use it inside the function

    This issue is a little hard to explain but I will do it with an example:

    I want to create a formula (VBA) which will be used in a table in each line and a specific column, letīs say column T. So the sheet has this formula in each line of column T.

    The function gathers information from different parts of the Excel Workbook and depending on this information needs to return a value.

    There is a case when the function needs to get the information of column AT of the same line as the function is placed.

    How can I refer to a cell of the same line where the funcion is being used? I mean, how can I hand over to the function the current line from where the function is being called?

    Or is there any command to be used in VBA inside the function to track back from which cell coordinates the function is being called?

    Thanks!

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    Re: get line number from where a funcion is called and use it inside the function

    You can use Application.ThisCell, but you really shouldn't, especially for what you describe. Why can't you just pass the cell reference from column AT as an argument directly?
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    Re: get line number from where a funcion is called and use it inside the function

    Thanks for your reply.

    Yes, it obviously can be done by passing the data as an argument. I thought that other ways are possible, but this seems tricky.

    So I will probably need to add quite a lot more arguments because several data of the same line needs to be used. It's more work when using the funciont because you need to select many more cells for the arguments, but maybe it's the only way!!

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    Re: get line number from where a funcion is called and use it inside the function

    It's not the only way, but it is the best way. If necessary, you can pass entire range blocks rather than individual cells.

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    Re: get line number from where a funcion is called and use it inside the function

    You could try this line of code inside your UDF...

    RowNumFunctionIsOn = Application.Caller.Row

    And, of course, you can get other range related information about the cell the calling formula is in using the Application.Caller object as well.
    Last edited by Rick Rothstein; 10-07-2020 at 01:40 PM.

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    Re: get line number from where a funcion is called and use it inside the function

    Thanks Rick!

    Application.Caller.Row is working fine!

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