Function, VBA, Index/Match,  not sure.

Posted on 2015-01-12
Last Modified: 2015-01-14
Hi Experts,

Tried to research the solution that I need but not sure  what to look for.  I looked at index/match but that doesn't seem to work. I would like to take the data from columns R-AA on the OrigFormat tab of the attached workbook and return it to column F of the Selection tab with a hard return for each column menu item.   Is this possible to do?
Question by:jmac001
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Expert Comment

ID: 40545962
Bit messy, but for a one-off, would this work (entered into Selection!F2):


Copy down as required.

See  attached Version 2 of your file.


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Expert Comment

by:Rob Henson
ID: 40546500
A fairly simple VBA or User Defined Function would do this for you.

Not sure on proper syntax but along the lines of:

TextString = Range(R2).Value & CHR(10)
For Each Cell in Range(S2:AA2)
TextString = TextString & Cell.Value & CHR(10)
Next Cell

Rob H

Author Comment

ID: 40547443

Is there any way to get the blank lines out?
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Assisted Solution

Alan3285 earned 200 total points
ID: 40547993

You can wrap the formula in CLEAN:


See attached Version 3.

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Accepted Solution

Rob Henson earned 300 total points
ID: 40548856
See attached file with macro and User Defined Function options.

UDF is on original Selection sheet, entered as =Collate(OrigFormat!R2:AA2) and then copied down. This works but you have to enter each cell and force a recalculate; select cell, press F2 and press enter. Tedious and I don't know how to get round this one.

I ran the macro option on copy sheet, Selection(2). Clear contents of column F and then run the Macro by pressing Alt & F8 and then choose Collate2 and click Run.

Both assume that the two sets of data match row for row on both sheets.

Rob H

Author Closing Comment

ID: 40549344
Thank you both for solution both they both work really well and I would be able to duplicate for use in different spreadsheet. Alan, I chose  Rob's solution as the best because it will allow me to work with the data. I won't have to paste as values so that I can make formatting changes to some of the menu line items.
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Expert Comment

by:Rob Henson
ID: 40549994
Formatting changes can only be applied after the macro option unless you copy and paste the udf results as values.

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