First off: I am not good at scripting...!
I'm trying to create a VBScript module (not code inside Excel) that is inserting some columns, formatting the headers, and then inserts formulas that need to be replicated down the columns through the last row with data in it. At the end, the worksheet is renamed with the date appended to it.
I've attached a sample of the Excel worksheet that is the target of the script, along with the script itself below. I've also posted a picture of the (ahem) "results" which I'm getting.
I'm embarrassed to post it - but...there it is. Needless to say, it does not work - and I am in dire need of Expert assistance. Help!

' Open the Excel SpreadsheetSet objExcel = CreateObject("Excel.Application")Set objWorkbook = objExcel.Workbooks.Open("P:\_Reporting_Periodic\TEST\ZZ_COUNT_SHEET_STAGING_HES10.xls")'Insert columns required for physical inventory of the items on this worksheetDim variance_frmlaDim valuation_frmlaDim i Dim rg 'Disable screenupdating so the code runs fasterobjExcel.ScreenUpdating = False'Insert column headers beginning in Cell Z2 (Z as in Zebra)objExcel.Cells(2, 26).Value = "Notes"objExcel.Cells(2, 27).Value = "Count1"objExcel.Cells(2, 28).Value = "Variance1 [Count Qty] - [Count1]"objExcel.Cells(2, 29).Value = "Valuation1 [Variance1] X [Unit Cost]"objExcel.Cells(2, 30).Value = "Count2"objExcel.Cells(2, 31).Value = "Variance2 [Count Qty] - [Count2]"objExcel.Cells(2, 32).Value = "Valuation2 [Variance2] X [Unit Cost]"objExcel.Cells(2, 33).Value = "Count3"objExcel.Cells(2, 34).Value = "Variance3 [Count Qty] - [Count3]"objExcel.Cells(2, 35).Value = "Valuation3 [Variance3] X [Unit Cost]"'Apply formatting across the column headers Z2 to AI2With objExcel.ActiveSheet Set rg = .Range("Z2:AI2") rg.Interior.ColorIndex = 35 rg.Font.ColorIndex = 30 rg.Font.Bold = True rg.NumberFormat = "general"End With'Insert the Variance & Valuation formulas into adjacent cells beginning with AA3With objExcel.ActiveSheet Set rg = .Range("AA3:AI3") 'Insert the Variance & Valuation formulas into adjacent cells beginning with AA3 variance_frmla = "=IF(Z3<>0,$S3-Z3,0)" valuation_frmla = "=IF(Z3<>0,($S3-Z3)*Y3,0)" rg.Offset(0, 0).Formula = variance_frmla rg.Offset(0, 1).Formula = valuation_frmla rg.Offset(0, 2).Formula = variance_frmla rg.Offset(0, 3).Formula = valuation_frmla rg.Offset(0, 4).Formula = variance_frmla rg.Offset(0, 5).Formula = valuation_frmlaEnd With'This copies the formula all the way down cols AA3, AD3, and AH3'and then replaces the formula result with the value only (like doing Paste Special --> Values)With objExcel.ActiveSheet Set rg = .Range("AA3") Set rg = .Range(rg, .Cells(.Rows.Count, rg.Column).End(-4162)) 'xLUp = -4162 With rg.Offset(0, 1).Resize(, 10) .FillDown .Formula = .Value End WithEnd With'Must turn screenupdating back onobjExcel.ScreenUpdating = True' Retrieve the separate Date components. Dim TodayYYYY, TodayMM, TodayDDTodayYYYY = Year(Date) TodayMM = Month(Date) TodayDD = Day(Date) ' Save the sheet - appending TodaysDate to the end of the file-name.objWorkbook.SaveAs "P:\_Reporting_Periodic\Annual_InventoryWorksheets\ZZ_COUNT_SHEET_STAGING_HES10_" & TodayYYYY & "-" & TodayMM & "-" & TodayDD & ".xls"' Close Excel with the Quit method on the Application object.objWorkbook.Application.Quit' Release the object variable.Set objExcel = Nothing

The code below accomplishes what I could understand.
However, as the Count field are empty, the variance & valuation formula's which are first written are afterwards replaced by their value: 0.

The code below accomplishes what I could understand.

However, as the Count field are empty, the variance & valuation formula's which are first written are afterwards replaced by their value: 0.

If have the feeling that's not the goal.

'Insert the Variance & Valuation formulas into adjacent cells beginning with AA3With objExcel.ActiveSheet Set rg = .Range("AA3")'Insert the Variance & Valuation formulas into adjacent cells beginning with AA3 variance_frmla = "=IF(AA3<>0,$S3-AA3,0)" valuation_frmla = "=IF(AA3<>0,($S3-AA3)*$Y3,0)" rg.Offset(0, 1).Formula = variance_frmla rg.Offset(0, 1).Copy rg.Offset(0, 4).PasteSpecial -4123 ' - 4123 = xlPasteFormulas rg.Offset(0, 7).PasteSpecial -4123 rg.Offset(0, 2).Formula = valuation_frmla rg.Offset(0, 2).Copy rg.Offset(0, 5).PasteSpecial -4123 rg.Offset(0, 8).PasteSpecial -4123End With'This copies the formula all the way down cols AA3, AD3, and AH3'and then replaces the formula result with the value only (like doing Paste Special --> Values)With mSh Set rg = .Range("AA3") Set rg = .Range(rg, .Cells(.Cells(.Rows.Count, 1).End(-4162).Row, rg.Column)) 'xLUp = -4162 Debug.Print rg.Address With rg.Offset(0, -1).Resize(, 10) .FillDown .Formula = .Value End WithEnd With

Thanks for the quick reply, Calaccucia. Actually, the Count1-2-3 cells will be entered in manually afterward, but these worksheets need to be set up ahead of time. I'll test out your solution and get back to you tomorrow. Sorry, have to put this on hold for the rest of the day. Thanks again and I'll post back later.

I posted the state of my current code below. It's working pretty good, Calaccucia! All I need to do is format the cells.
I had to remove the reference to msh and the print command - but aside from those nits, this works!
Thank you again for the quick reply - it's what makes Experts' Exchange the best resource out there!

' Open the Excel SpreadsheetSet objExcel = CreateObject("Excel.Application")Set objWorkbook = objExcel.Workbooks.Open("P:\_Reporting_Periodic\Annual_InventoryWorksheets\ZZ_COUNT_SHEET_STAGING_HES10.xls")'Insert columns required for physical inventory of the items on this worksheetDim variance_frmlaDim valuation_frmlaDim i Dim rg 'Disable screenupdating so the code runs fasterobjExcel.ScreenUpdating = False'Insert column headers beginning in Cell Z2 (Z as in Zebra)objExcel.Cells(2, 26).Value = "Notes"objExcel.Cells(2, 27).Value = "Count1"objExcel.Cells(2, 28).Value = "Variance1 [Count Qty] - [Count1]"objExcel.Cells(2, 29).Value = "Valuation1 [Variance1] X [Unit Cost]"objExcel.Cells(2, 30).Value = "Count2"objExcel.Cells(2, 31).Value = "Variance2 [Count Qty] - [Count2]"objExcel.Cells(2, 32).Value = "Valuation2 [Variance2] X [Unit Cost]"objExcel.Cells(2, 33).Value = "Count3"objExcel.Cells(2, 34).Value = "Variance3 [Count Qty] - [Count3]"objExcel.Cells(2, 35).Value = "Valuation3 [Variance3] X [Unit Cost]"'Apply formatting across the column headers Z2 to AI2With objExcel.ActiveSheet Set rg = .Range("Z2:AI2") rg.Interior.ColorIndex = 35 rg.Font.ColorIndex = 30 rg.Font.Bold = True rg.NumberFormat = "general"End With'Insert the Variance & Valuation formulas into adjacent cells beginning with AA3With objExcel.ActiveSheet Set rg = .Range("AA3")'Insert the Variance & Valuation formulas into adjacent cells beginning with AA3 variance_frmla = "=IF(AA3<>0,$S3-AA3,0)" valuation_frmla = "=IF(AA3<>0,($S3-AA3)*$Y3,0)" rg.Offset(0, 1).Formula = variance_frmla rg.Offset(0, 1).Copy rg.Offset(0, 4).PasteSpecial -4123 ' - 4123 = xlPasteFormulas rg.Offset(0, 7).PasteSpecial -4123 rg.Offset(0, 2).Formula = valuation_frmla rg.Offset(0, 2).Copy rg.Offset(0, 5).PasteSpecial -4123 rg.Offset(0, 8).PasteSpecial -4123End With'This copies the formula all the way down cols AA3, AD3, and AH3'and then replaces the formula result with the value only (like doing Paste Special --> Values)With objExcel.ActiveSheet Set rg = .Range("AA3") Set rg = .Range(rg, .Cells(.Cells(.Rows.Count, 1).End(-4162).Row, rg.Column)) 'xLUp = -4162' Debug.Print rg.Address With rg.Offset(0, -1).Resize(, 10) .FillDown'>>> OMIT .Formula = .Value End WithEnd With'Must turn screenupdating back onobjExcel.ScreenUpdating = True' Retrieve the separate Date components. Dim TodayYYYY, TodayMM, TodayDDTodayYYYY = Year(Date) TodayMM = Month(Date) TodayDD = Day(Date) ' Save the sheet - appending TodaysDate to the end of the file-name.objWorkbook.SaveAs "P:\_Reporting_Periodic\Annual_InventoryWorksheets\ZZ_COUNT_SHEET_STAGING_HES10_" & TodayYYYY & "-" & TodayMM & "-" & TodayDD & ".xls"' Close Excel with the Quit method on the Application object.objWorkbook.Application.Quit' Release the object variable.Set objExcel = Nothing

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