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Ampersand commas and quotations in VBA formula

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Hi

I have a this formula that is part of my manual code:

=If(A2=A1,B1&", "&C2,C2)

I want to convert this to a VBA process and I am having trouble with the literals & and " in the output.   Here is what I am trying and it isn't working.

Range("B2:B" & lastrow).Formula = "IF(A2=A1,B1&" & "", "" &  "&C2" & "," & "C2)

It isn't working and I am just not good at putting in the literals.  Help please.
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Question by:farmingtonis
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by:farmingtonis
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Sorry, forgot to put the = before the if.
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=Range("B2:B" & lastrow).Formula = "IF(A2=A1,B1&" & """, """ &  "&C2" & "," & "C2")
Is that better?
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by:Nick67
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@Neilsr's looks good.
In VBA Chr(34) is your friend
It is a double quote
=If(A2=A1,B1&", "&C2,C2)
I Think
=Range("B2:B" & lastrow).Formula = "IF(A2=A1,B1&" & " & chr(34) & ", " & chr(34) & " &  " & C2 ,C2)"
is right

Try
Dim theFormula as string
theFormula =  "IF(A2=A1,B1" 'The first bit
theFormula =theFormula & " & " 'The first ampersand
theFormula =theFormula & chr(34) & ", " & chr(34) 'quotes with a space and comma in them
theFormula =theFormula & " & " 'the second ampersand
theFormula =theFormula & ",C2)" ' the end bit
Range("B2:B" & lastrow).Formula =theFormula

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You can then messagebox between each line as you test and you can watch it being built up and catch at each part where something may go wrong.
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