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Macro to calculate what percentile a value is in

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    Macro to calculate what percentile a value is in

    Hi,

    I have a column of data in sheet 1, all numbers.

    In sheet 2, I have another number, call it X in a cell.

    I need to write a macro that calculates which percentile X finds itself in (relative to the data in sheet 1) and spits it out like this "1st Percentile" or "2nd Percentile" etc.

    Have no experience at all with macros, would greatly appreciate any help.

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    Thanks
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    Re: Macro to calculate what percentile a value is in

    See the PERCENTRANK function.

    The value tested must be between the values listed in array (5.64 to 170.62), so your example value (5) isn't going to work.
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    Re: Macro to calculate what percentile a value is in

    Quote Originally Posted by shg View Post
    See the PERCENTRANK function.

    The value tested must be between the values listed in array (5.64 to 170.62), so your example value (5) isn't going to work.

    Was aware of Percentrank function, but would like to know how to do it in a VBA.

    In the file I attached, all I want to do is have the macro calculate the percent rank for the value in cell C3 in the 2nd worksheet, and then paste the percentrank value into another cell in that same 2nd worksheet.

    I started writing the following, and then realized I had no idea how to finish it and paste the value spit out by the worksheet function to a cell in the 2nd worksheet.

    Sub Rank( )
    Sheets("Main Data").Select.Range ("C3:C172")
    Application.WorksheetFunction.PercentRank ("C3:C172", ...)

    Not sure how to finish this, it's probably not even started right, but I know that we need to use the worksheetfunction.percentrank.

    Thanks much for any help,
    TR
    Last edited by Toneranger; 06-15-2011 at 11:47 PM.

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    Re: Macro to calculate what percentile a value is in

    Hi,

    In your example the required VBA is

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    However, as pointed out by shg, the example you have posted will generate an error.
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