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I am entering the following formula through a Macro in Excel 2010,

Range("T2").Select
    ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = _
        "=IF(ISERROR(VLOOKUP(RC[-7],Reviewit,1,0)),""Review"","""")"

When my macro completes in Cell T2 I see not the result of the formula but

=IF(ISERROR(VLOOKUP(RC[-7],Reviewit,1,0)),"Review","")

Can an expert please tell me how to resolve this.
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Question by:Jagwarman
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ste5an earned 1500 total points
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Using the more compact form

ActiveSheet.Range("T2").FormulaR1C1 = "=IF(ISERROR(VLOOKUP(RC[-7],Reviewit,1,0)),""Review"","""")"

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works for me. Sure that you have pasted the exact code snippet? Check the number of quotes. Test it also on a new sheet/workbook.
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by:Norie
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Do you mean you see the actuall string '=IF(ISERROR(VLOOKUP(RC[-7],Reviewit,1,0)),"Review","")'?

If you do then it could be that you Excel set to show formulas (Formulas tab>Show Formulas) or it could be that the T2 is formatted as Text.
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by:Jagwarman
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ste5an tried all that but still not working. All I can see is the code.

imnorie checked that and it's not formatted as text
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by:Norie
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Did you check to see if Excel is set to show formulas?
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by:Jagwarman
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yes done that

I am working on two tabs one tab works fine the other does not. I have even started a new file and copied the Macro into that and same thing happens, one tab fine one not

Bizzare
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by:Martin Liss
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Can you attach a workbook that shows the problem?
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by:Jagwarman
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Problem solved.

I am copying form another file and it is that file that has some weird thing about it so when I copy from A to R my Calc stops working  

if I copy from A to Q it works fine

I will get my question removed


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