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Macro that will distribute numbers, some of which are shown as ranges, to cells

Posted on 2011-03-18
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Please take a look at the attached workbook. I have a file that contains multiple numbers in each cell in a range of 40+ cells . Some of the numbers are expressed as ranges with a dash. I need a macro that will distribute each individual number, stated or implied, to its own cell.

Thanks,
John


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Do you do any work yourself?

1,917 question so far! Jeez!
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Here.

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Hey, I'm just getting started! And you ... you are as smart as you are a smart-ass!

Thank you. :-)

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Thanks Kevin. Hey, if I'm not pushing my luck (which of course is one of the things I do best) ... if you could toss off a little macro, that would be awesome. I just like to see the little numbers populate and I've had this issue with arrays ever since I was in first grade.
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"Please re-write the description using better punctuation, spelling, and grammar." You and I have to go to a biker bar sometime and see how long it takes us to get beat up. :-)
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Can I bring my buddy Steve? He's a badass Italian MF who has a nice gun collection.
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Because I love you so damn much I made an even better UDF that doesn't display "#N/A" and displays "More..." in the last formula cell if there isn't enough room.

Public Function ExpandNumberSequence(ByVal Source As String) As Variant

    Dim Tokens As Variant
    Dim Token As Variant
    Dim SubTokens As Variant
    Dim Index As Long
    Dim Result As Variant
    Dim More As Boolean
   
    Result = Array()
   
    Tokens = Split(Source, ",")
    For Each Token In Tokens
        SubTokens = Split(Trim(Token), "-")
        If UBound(SubTokens) = 0 Then
            ReDim Preserve Result(0 To UBound(Result) + 1)
            Result(UBound(Result)) = Val(SubTokens(0))
        Else
            For Index = SubTokens(0) To SubTokens(1)
                ReDim Preserve Result(0 To UBound(Result) + 1)
                Result(UBound(Result)) = Index
            Next
        End If
    Next Token
   
    If Application.Caller.Columns.Count < UBound(Result) + 1 Then More = True

    ReDim Preserve Result(0 To Application.Caller.Columns.Count - 1)
    For Index = 0 To UBound(Result)
        If IsEmpty(Result(Index)) Then
            Result(Index) = vbNullString
        End If
    Next Index
    If More Then
        Result(UBound(Result)) = "More..."
    End If
   
    ExpandNumberSequence = Result

End Function

Kevin
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