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"
            ' Do nothing
        End If
    Next Row
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ProfessorJimJamMicrosoft Excel ExpertCommented:
you do not need the Else there.

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

NrCols = Range("A1").SpecialCells(xlCellTypeLastCell).Column
Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
Shouldn't it be like this....
If Left(Cells(Row, 1), 1) = "9" Then

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As in the logical statement Left requires text from one cell not a range.

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Saqib Husain, SyedEngineerCommented:
What is the error?
NorieAnalyst 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

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EdLBAuthor Commented:
Thanks Sktneer. That did it.
Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
You're welcome. Glad I could help. :)
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