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ActiveCell.Offset(i, 5).Formula = ("=Text(" & ActiveCell.Offset(i, 0).Value & "," & ""mmddyy"" & ")")

I have the following line . I get an error highlighting mmddyy and it says "Expected )"

How can I correct this?
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Question by:awesomejohn19
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SiddharthRout earned 500 total points
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Try this

ActiveCell.Offset(i, 5).Formula = "=Text(" & _
                                  ActiveCell.Offset(i, 0).Value & _
                                  "," & _
                                  """" & _
                                  "mmddyy" & _
                                  """" & _
                                  ")"

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by:TommySzalapski
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You need to use double quotes for every quote mark that you actually want. So your line needs to be
ActiveCell.Offset(i, 5).Formula = "=Text(" & ActiveCell.Offset(i, 0).Value & ",""mmddyy"")"
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by:byundt
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ActiveCell.Offset(i, 5).Formula = "=Text(" & ActiveCell.Offset(i, 0).Value & "," & """mmddyy""" & ")"

You need to use three double quotes before and after mmddyy to get one double quote to appear in the actual formula
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by:TommySzalapski
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You can split them all apart separately as in Sid's solution, but this should not be needed.
By double quotes, I meant two double quotes (or double double quotes). Anyway = "AA""A" will translate to AA"A.
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You are right Tommy. I deliberately split them so that OP can understand every part of it. :)

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awesomejohn19: Thank you for the points but I feel the points should have been equally distributes amongst us :)

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