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Posted on 2010-11-12
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Hi, as a VBA newbie I'm struggling with this challenge.

I have two spreadsheets, a source spreadsheet containing a table of data and a destination spreadsheet into which I need to have data placed at the press of a button.

I have attached each sheet. In the destination s/sheet the user will type the store number, then click a button. This will then look up the matching record in the source spreadsheet and then copy the average balance value into the destination s/sheet (into the yellow box).

All help gratefully received.
Destination.xlsx
Source.xlsx
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Question by:jonlake
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Try this:

Open both workbooks
Enter a Store Number
Click the Get Avg Balance button
Option Explicit

Private Sub cmdGetValue_Click()
    Dim storeNum As String
    Dim avgBalance As Double
    
    storeNum = Range("A4").Value
    
    With Workbooks("Source.xlsx").Sheets("Source")
        On Error Resume Next
        avgBalance = WorksheetFunction.VLookup(storeNum, .Range("A1:D10000"), 4, False)
        On Error GoTo 0
    End With
    
    ThisWorkbook.Activate
    Sheets("Destination").Range("B4").Value = avgBalance
End Sub

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Destination.xlsm
Source.xlsx
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by:StephenJR
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Why do you need VBA? You could use a formula like this:

=VLOOKUP(A4,Source.xlsx!$A$2:$D$1999,4,FALSE)
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by:jonlake
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Thanks, this works very well. As a bonus is it possible to have the lookup operate if the source s/sheet were closed?
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by:jonlake
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Hi StephenJR, unfortunately the s/sheet cannot contain formulas as it is loaded into our accoutning package and will freak out if it contains code. My plan is to use the code currently assigned to a button as an add-in, operated from a ribbon button.

Thanks to all.
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