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# Excel calculation using VBA

Posted on 2016-09-18
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I want to add two cells based on the text in two other cells.

I have this now that works in the VBA editor.

Function CalcQtys()
Dim intPrev, intNew
Dim strType, strLocation

intPrev = Range("C4").Value
intNew = Range("F3").Value

strType = Range("L3").Value
strLocation = Range("N3").Value

If (strType = "Adj-In") And (strLocation = "Transfer from Final Inspect") Then
CalcQtys = intPrev + intNew
End If

End Function

In the spreadsheet cell formula I have this: = CalcQtys().
But the cell displays #VALUE!.

This will end up a multi-level if else-if statement.  I'm new at Excel ...

Thanks,
Brooks
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ID: 41803783
Why use VBA for calculations? Excel's inbuilt calculations will be more efficient than coding.

Provide an example workbook
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Expert Comment

ID: 41803788
The function you posted should work without an issue though it doesn't seems to be useful as this can be achieved with simple IF formula on the sheet.
What's your intention behind this? What are you trying to achieve?
Also what do you mean by multiple If else statement here, how would you incorporate them in the function.
I guess you need a sub-routine rather than a Function.
Better upload a sample workbook with some dummy data and lets know the steps you are trying to automate.
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Expert Comment

ID: 41803809
If you want to improve what you have then change it to this.

``````'  Without the "As Integer", the function returns a Variant, which will work
'  but Variants are larger and slower than any other type of variable.
Function CalcQtys() As Integer

' Unless you explicitly declare a type, the variables are Variants
' as described above.
Dim intPrev As Integer, intNew As Integer
Dim strType As String, strLocation As String

intPrev = Range("C4").Value
intNew = Range("F3").Value

strType = Range("L3").Value
strLocation = Range("N3").Value

If (strType = "Adj-In") And (strLocation = "Transfer from Final Inspect") Then
CalcQtys = intPrev + intNew
End If

' You don't really need any of your variables. Instead of the above you could do
' the following instead of lines 5 through 18
If (Range("L3").Value = "Adj-In") And (Range("N3").Value = "Transfer from Final Inspect") Then
CalcQtys =  Range("C4").Value + Range("F3").Value
End If

End Function
``````
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Expert Comment

ID: 41803823
I still cannot see the advantage of VBA here, especially as the ranges are hard coded.
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Expert Comment

ID: 41803838
I still cannot see the advantage of VBA here, especially as the ranges are hard coded.
I agree (unless there's more to it) and I was just trying point out a few coding improvements.
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Expert Comment

ID: 41804293
martin, I'm not faulting your code, I just think it is totally unnecessary. So many people seem to think VBA is the answer to all problems.
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Author Comment

ID: 41804727
Thanks for your comments.  At this point, I'm just trying to get some VBA to work.  I've seen that VBA is not the way to go in this case.  I just want to learn how to use it.  The example is uploaded.  The function is in cell C3.  My goal is to add F3 and C4 and display the result in C3.
Thanks,
Brooks
Excel-vba.xlsm
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Expert Comment

ID: 41804763
It seems that you need the formulas for C3, C5 and C7 based on the conditions for columns L and N. Right?
So as per your description if C3 = F3 + C4, what formula do you want for C5 and C7 then?
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Martin Liss earned 2000 total points (awarded by participants)
ID: 41804797
``````Function CalcQtys() As Integer
Dim lngCurRow As Long
lngCurRow = Application.Caller.Row
If (Range("L" & lngCurRow).Value = "Adj-In") And (Range("N" & lngCurRow).Value = "Transfer from Final Inspect") Then
CalcQtys = Range("C" & lngCurRow + 1).Value + Range("F" & lngCurRow).Value
End If
End Function
``````
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Expert Comment

ID: 41834898
The OP insists that he wants VBA so Martin's final Function does as asked.
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