Excel 2010 VBA: Run-time error '32809': Application-Defined or object-Defined error

Posted on 2011-02-22
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
i am a total newbie regarding writing macros in excel 2010 - the following code which was meant to concatenate the columns 28-30 into 26 for every row in the active sheet using excel 2010 gives the error in the title. i have tried google to find a solution, but to no avail. why is that error being generated in Transposedata()?
the error is displayed on line 8 every time the following code runs:
Sub Transposedata()
    Dim strNotes As String
    Dim r As Integer, c As Integer
    Dim intMax As Integer
    intMax = LastRow(ActiveSheet)
    For r = 2 To intMax Step 1
        For c = 28 To 30 Step 1
            strNotes = IIf(c = 28, ActiveSheet.Cells(r, c).Value, strNotes & strRepeat(vbCrLf, 2) & ActiveSheet.Cells(r, c).Value)
        Next c
        ActiveSheet.Cells(r, 26).Value = strNotes
    Next r
    MsgBox "Done!"
End Sub
Function LastRow(ws As Worksheet) As Single
    'uses worksheet object
    'returns last used row
    On Error Resume Next
    With ws
      LastRow = .Cells.Find(What:="*", _
        SearchDirection:=xlPrevious, _
    End With
End Function
Function strRepeat(str As String, cnt As Integer) As String
    For i = 1 To cnt
        str = str & str
    Next i
End Function

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Question by:intellisource
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Is that a typo on line 8?

two i's for  the if...

strNotes = If(c = 28, ActiveSheet.Cells(r, c).Value, strNotes & strRepeat(vbCrLf, 2) & ActiveSheet.Cells(r, c).Value)
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nutsch earned 25 total points
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Define your variables as long instead of integer, integer maxes out after 32 some thousands.

You could speed up the code by avoiding the loop and letting formulas do their job

Sub Transposedata()
    Dim strNotes As String
Dim lastRow As Long
lastRow = Cells(Rows.Count, 28).End(xlUp).Row

Application.ScreenUpdating = False

With Range(Cells(2, 26), Cells(lastRow, 26))
    .FormulaR1C1 = "=RC[2] & char(10) & char(10) & rC[3]& char(10) & char(10) & rC[4] "
    .Value = .Value
End With

Application.ScreenUpdating = True

MsgBox "Done!"
End Sub

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@shazadbux: IIF function

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Cheers Thomas

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thanks Thomas! this really did the trick ;)
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Thanks for the grade.

For reference, because of the VBA knowledge involved, I'd probably price this type of questions around 125 points. It's not overly complicated, but it requires analysis of the code you posted. Since you have unlimited points to ask questions, it's also a way to get faster answers (not that you had to wait long on that one).


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