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Select variable range of cells in Excel using VB

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I want to select a variable range of cells in an Excel worksheet. To cell is A1, bottom cell can be found by using SHIFT+CTRL+DOWN ARROW.

If I record this as a macro it records the absolute or actual cell identified when the macro is run, i.e. it can not be run as a general macro.

Is there a VB equivalent to SHIFT+CTRL+DOWN ARROW?

I'm using Office 2000
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Question by:irh
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by:mlmcc
ID: 12098875
try

vbkeyshift + vbkeycontrol + vbkeydown

or

vbkeyshift & vbkeycontrol & vbkeydown

mlmcc
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by:RanjeetRain
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There is a special syntax to do this.

xlWB.ActiveSheet.Range("A1").Select  ' Begin select range
xlWB.ActiveSheet.Range(Selection, Selection.End(xlDown)).Select  ' Select till it spans
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by:RanjeetRain
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Correct syntax

xlWB.ActiveSheet.Range("A1").Select
xlWB.ActiveSheet.Range(xlWB.ActiveSheet.Range("A1"), xlWB.ActiveSheet.Range("A1").End(-4121)).Select
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bochgoch earned 125 total points
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Use this....

Set xlWB = xlApp.Workbooks.Open(useworkbook) ' useworkbook = existing workbook
Dim rng1 As Range
xlWB.Activate
Set rng1 = xlWB.Worksheets(1).UsedRange
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by:irh
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bochgoch's answer has worked on one of my sheets - but not on 2 others - not sure why at the moment!
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