# Using variable in conditional IF THEN statement

Trying to run through a loop and use a formula to determine if the cell has required values. This syntax does not work and bombs at the IF THEN statement. Suggestions please.

For Row = 2 To NrRows
If Left(Range(Cells(Row, 1), Cells(Row, 1)), 1) = "9" Then
Range(Cells(Row, NrCols + 1), Cells(Row, NrCols + 1)).Value = "1"
Else
' Do nothing
End If

Next Row
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Microsoft Excel ExpertCommented:
you do not need the Else there.

what is the defined value for NrCols?
Author Commented:
OK on the Else

NrCols = Range("A1").SpecialCells(xlCellTypeLastCell).Column
Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
Shouldn't it be like this....
``````If Left(Cells(Row, 1), 1) = "9" Then
``````
As in the logical statement Left requires text from one cell not a range.

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EngineerCommented:
What is the error?
Analyst Assistant Commented:
Does this work?
``````
For Row = 2 To NrRows
If Left(Cells(Row, 1).Value, 1) = "9" Then
Cells(Row, NrCols + 1).Value = "1"
End If
Next Row
``````
Author Commented:
Thanks Sktneer. That did it.
Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
You're welcome. Glad I could help. :)
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