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# Adding a range in Excel

Posted on 2014-03-12
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What is the recommended way in adding a range in MS Excel VBA...When I search the Internet some suggest the below ?  Also if I wanted to sum a range, but I have the column number not the latter are there any suggestions for using the column number ?

Range("A1").Formula ="=Sum(A2:B3)"
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Question by:upobDaPlaya
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How is your range defined? Can you describe the size of the range?

Kevin
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I have the below information

Start row    End Row
10               50
60               70
250             500

For each of the start and end points I want to sum columns A-Z.  Thus, I want to sum

A10:A50  in A51
A60:A70  in A71
A250:A500 in A501

b10:b50  in b51
b60:A70  in b71
b250:b500 in b501

etc..

My problem is I do not want to write out a line of code for each column start and end points.  I was hoping I could loop thru the column numbers to do the calculation as I know I always need to add columns A to Z (can you do a loop on letters a-z ?)  Note the start and end points are already stored in a worksheet which I dynamically create each time I run the code.
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zorvek (Kevin Jones) earned 250 total points
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You can add the formulas to the bottom of a section with one statement:

ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("Sheet1").Rows(SummaryRow).Resize(1, 26).Formula = "=SUM(A" & FirstSumRow & ":A" & LastSummaryRow & ")"

All you have to do is provide SummaryRow, FirstSumRow, and LastSumRow. For the first section they will be:

SummaryRow = 51
FirstSumRow = 10
LastSumRow = 50

Kevin
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Ejgil Hedegaard earned 250 total points
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You could address the range with the Range-cell method Range(Cells(a,b),Cells(c,d)) where a,b,c,d are numerical values for rows and columns.

And the R1C1 method for the formula .FormulaR1C1 = "=SUM(R[-41]C:R[-1]C)" to make the sum for row 10 to 50, with the sum in row 51.
The notation R[-41]C means 41 rows above, same column, and R[-1]C means 1 row above, same column.

Then all references will be numerical.

The formula can be made using numerical variables.
For the first range from row 10 to 50.
FirstSumRow=10, LastSumRow=50, FirstColumn=1 (=A), LastColumn=26 (=Z).

``````ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("Sheet1").Range(Cells(LastSumRow + 1, FirstColumn), Cells(LastSumRow + 1, LastColumn)).FormulaR1C1 = "=SUM(R[-" + Trim(Str(LastSumRow - FirstSumRow + 1)) + "]C:R[-1]C)"
``````

Below sub will make the sum formula in columns A-Z in row 51
``````Sub MakeSum()
Dim FirstSumRow As Long, LastSumRow As Long, FirstColumn As Integer, LastColumn As Integer
FirstSumRow = 10
LastSumRow = 50
FirstColumn = 1
LastColumn = 26
ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("Sheet1").Range(Cells(LastSumRow + 1, FirstColumn), Cells(LastSumRow + 1, LastColumn)).FormulaR1C1 = "=SUM(R[-" + Trim(Str(LastSumRow - FirstSumRow + 1)) + "]C:R[-1]C)"
End Sub
``````
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Never had used resize before..thanks for the tip..
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