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trying to write =sum function from vb to sum some of the cells in excel
when i write


  .Cells(10,13).Formula = "=SUM(C13,E13,G13,I13,K13,M13,O13,Q13)"

the above statement writes the string as it is it writes =SUM(C13,E13,G13,I13,K13,M13,O13,Q13 in the specified cell (10,13)instead of calculating the value from the given cells. Can some one tell me how to do this please see that the cells are from alternate columns but in the same row.

thanks in advance. Its kind of urgent
Thanks agian
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by:Gary Dewrell
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Hi JuniorDeveloper2000,

See if this helps you out some.
http://class.et.byu.edu/ce270/vbaexcel_primer/excelfunctions.htm

God Bless
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JuniorDeveloper2000,

I was able to do this with VB6

xlsheet.Application.cells(5, 1).Formula = "=sum(e1,e2,e3)"
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No it didnot help i have to specify those particular cells specified above i cannot give a range of cells
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by:Gary Dewrell
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I was able to specify the specific cells. See my last post.
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gdewrell,
i tried the same thing .cells(5, 1).Formula = "=sum(e10,e11)" but it still writes a string as>>>>>>>> =sum(e10,e11)i dont know why it does this
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by:Dave Brett
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Use Value ie

.Cells(10, 13).Value = "=SUM(C13,E13,G13,I13,K13,M13,O13,Q13)"
   
Cheers

Dave
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brettdj,
still it just writes the string instead of calculating th values
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by:Dave Brett
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Can you please post the relevant code section for this

Thanks

Dave
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For i = 0 To cnt - 1
        r = m_iCancelled + 2 + i  '//////// this would be the starting row
        str = "A" & r & ":" & "AC" & r
With m_oXLSheet
               .Cells.Range(str).Insert  ''''''''''''insert one row
               .Cells(r, 1) = strAry(i)   ''''''''''''insert value in col 1 stored in array
               strSum = "=SUM("       '''''''''''created a sum formula to sum
               For j = 1 To 12
                    c = j + j + 1           ''''''''''puts required column fileds in c which are alternate starting from 3 then 5 then 7....
                    .Cells(r, c) = 0        '''''''''''adds 0 to all the cells of the newly inserted row
                    If j = 12 Then         '''''''''''''removes the last comma which gets inserted in strSum
                        strSum = strSum & ch & r
                    Else
                        strSum = strSum & ch & r & ","
                    End If
               Next j
               strSum = strSum & ")"   '''''''''''this strSum does give me exactly the string which i want
              .Cells(r, 27) = strSum      '''''''but here is the problem this line writes the string instead of calculating
                                                   ''''''''i tried with .cells(r,27).formula = strSum and also with .cells(r,27).value = strSum
                                                   '''''''' still puts the string in cell(r,27) instead of calculating it
       End With
Next i

i spend a long time figuring it out can some 1 please help its urgernt
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by:BobLamberson
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Hi JuniorDeveloper2000 ,

Your code is doing what you are telling it to - putting the formula in the cell.

Now you need to cause a calculation of that formula, like you would use F9 in Excel.

Try using the Calculate method on your worksheet object
        m_oXLSheet.UsedRange.Columns("A:C").Calculate
    change the columns to what ever columns you want.


Here is a copy of MS help on the subject;

  Calculate Method
       
  Calculates all open workbooks, a specific worksheet in a workbook, or a specified range of cells on a worksheet, as shown in the following table.

  To calculate Follow this example
  All open workbooks Application.Calculate (or just Calculate)
  A specific worksheet Worksheets(1).Calculate
  A specified range Worksheets(1).Rows(2).Calculate

  expression.Calculate

  expression   Optional for Application, required for Worksheet and Range. An expression that returns an object in the Applies To list.

  Example
  This example calculates the formulas in columns A, B, and C in the used range on Sheet1.

  Worksheets("Sheet1").UsedRange.Columns("A:C").Calculate



Bob
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For i = 0 To cnt - 1
r = m_iCancelled + 2 + i  
str = "A" & r & ":" & "AC" & r

With m_oXLSheet
    .Cells.Range(str).Insert  
    .Cells(r, 1) = strAry(i)  
    strSum = "=SUM("      
    For j = 1 To 12
       c = j + j + 1        
       .Cells(r, c) = 0      
       If j = 12 Then        
          strSum = strSum & ch & r
       Else
          strSum = strSum & ch & r & ","
       End If
    Next j
    strSum = strSum & ")"  
    .Cells(r, 27).formula = strSum        
End With
Next i
m_oXLSheet.calculate
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Hi JD2000,

If you want the sum placed in the cell instead of the formula, you could try

.Cells(10, 13) = Excel.Application.WorksheetFunction.Sum([C13], [E13], [G13], [I13], [K13], [M13], [O13], [Q13])

 or if its not recognizing the [ ] shorthand, use:

.Cells(10, 13) = Excel.Application.WorksheetFunction.Sum(Range("C13"), Range("E13"), _
 Range("G13"), Range("I13"), Range("K13"), Range("M13"), Range("O13"), Range("Q13"))

Matt
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it started working when i change the column format from text to numeric.. i know it is kind of silly.
.cells(row,col).values = "sum(a1,b1,c1)" worked when i change the column format to numeric.
Thanks all for your effort
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