Cube value function

Is there a way to use cubevalue function that will prompt a user to input a value before it runs?

This is my formula:

=SUM(+N(CUBEVALUE("PowerPivot Data","[Measures].[Sum of PO_MTDY1]",Slicer_Dept_and_segment11,Slicer_Month11,Slicer_Period_id2,)))

I would like the user to input the value for Slicer_period_id2

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ProfessorJimJamMicrosoft Excel ExpertCommented:

i believe that you cannot have prompts triggered with built-in functions of Excel.
Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
I don't know anything about the Cubevalue function, but you can create your own version with VBA. Here's an example where I've created my own version of SUM called xSUM. It sums 3 cells with the 3rd cell being input by the user. A VBA function like this is called a User Defined Function or UDF.  Usage would be =xSUM(A1, B1)

Function xSUM(c1 As Range, c2 As Range) As Long
Dim strResponse As String

strResponse = InputBox("Please enter the the 3rd cell", , "C1")
If strResponse = "" Then
    xSUM = CVErr(xlErrValue)
    xSUM = c1 + c2 + Range(strResponse)
End If
End Function

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Just in case you need them, here are instructions on how to install the UDF.

In Excel, Press Alt+F11 to open the Visual Basic Editor (VBE)

Right-click on your workbook name in the "Project-VBAProject" pane (at the top left corner of the editor window). If you don’t see an existing module then select Insert -> Module from the context menu. Otherwise just select the module.

Copy the UDF (you can use the ‘Select All’ button if you like) and paste it into the right-hand pane of the VBA editor ("Module1" window)

Press Alt+F11 again to go back to Excel

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KdankwahAuthor Commented:
Thanks so much
Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
You're welcome and I'm glad I was able to help.

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