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# Number each row in Excel 2007 spreadsheet using VBA

Posted on 2015-02-06
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Hi all.

I have an Excel template where the end user enters a "po number" the template then brings in the records for that po number starting in cell B8 and across to J8. Sometimes there may be 3 records pulled, other times 50, there is no way of knowing how many records are brought in.

I want to be able to number each row (starting with cell A8) that is brought in. For example, if 3 records are brought in, then I would like to put 1, 2, 3 in column A. If there are 50 records, then insert 1 - 50 in column A.

How can I do this using VBA?

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``````Range("A8").Activate
ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "=ROW()-7"
LastRow = ActiveSheet.Cells(ActiveSheet.Rows.Count, "B").End(xlUp).Row
Range("A8").Select
Selection.AutoFill Destination:=Range("A8", Cells(LastRow, 1))
``````
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ID: 40594097
Thanks!
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Author Comment

ID: 40594112
Would you mind explaining what each line of code does so I can understand it fully?
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'Activate Cell A8
Range("A8").Activate

'Set the formula to Row() - 7  Starting @Number 1 in Cell A8
ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "=ROW()-7"

'Find the last row based on Column B that has data
LastRow = ActiveSheet.Cells(ActiveSheet.Rows.Count, "B").End(xlUp).Row

'Go Back to A8
Range("A8").Select

'AutoFill the formula, from A8 to A<LastRow>
Selection.AutoFill Destination:=Range("A8", Cells(LastRow, 1))
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Ah makes sense now, I was a little confused with the ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1. Thanks again it works great.
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