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Autofill Dynamic Range

Posted on 2013-12-23
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I'm creating a macro that fills a range that changes every time it is run. The only thing consistent about the range is that it begins on row 7 of the active cell. The column filled changes every time. The number of rows may change. Therefore code like the following will not work.

Range("A2").AutoFill Destination:=Range("A2:A" & LastRow)

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I need something more dynamic like this.
ActiveCell.AutoFill Destination:=Range(ActiveCell.Address & ":" & ActivceCell.Column & LastRow)

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That will not work because the column property of the active cell returns a number, not a column letter. I maybe could try to convert the number to a letter, but it gets complicated after the letter Z.
Is there any way to auto-fill a completely dynamic range? (Well, as close to dynamic that I can think of.)
I also have tried substituting the Cells function inside of the Range function. No go.
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by:Rgonzo1971
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Hi,

pls try
ActiveCell.AutoFill Destination:=Range(ActiveCell, Cells(LastRow, ActiveCell.Column))

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by:maderitetech
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Rgonzo1971,

Returns the same error when I tried to use Cells() - Runtime 1004
Method 'Range' of object'_Global' failed.
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by:Rgonzo1971
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Hi,

How do you define LastRow?

regards
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by:maderitetech
ID: 39736858
LastRow is Long value, obtained by using the following code

LastRow = ActiveSheet.UsedRange.Rows.Count

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Rgonzo1971 earned 500 total points
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Hi,
if you want to use the letter pls try

LastRow = ActiveSheet.UsedRange.Rows.Count
strColumn = Split(ActiveCell.Address, "$")(1)
ActiveCell.AutoFill Destination:=Range(ActiveCell, Range(strColumn & LastRow))

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by:maderitetech
ID: 39736907
I was just heading that way myself, since I didn't see anything else that would work.
You're right. That works.
What a pity we still have to parse strings.
Thank you!
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