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VBA "Copy & Paste Special vs. VBA "Copy"


The below VBA copies data from one sheet (I6:I15) into another worksheet.    Values from I6:I7 are currently formulae.   Data for I8:I15 are actual values.

Instead of copying of the formulae for I6:I7, I need the actual output values to be copied over.   I am hoping to change the VBA from "copy" to "copy & paste special".

How does the VBA need to be changed to accommodate a paste special (vs. simple copy process)?


Private Sub RunUpdateOnFirst_Click()

	Range("I6:I15").Copy Destination:=Sheets("Tracking of Bills").Range(getNextHalf())
End Sub



Public Function getNextHalf(Optional ByVal first As Boolean = True)
    Dim i, j
    i = 2 'start at col B
    j = 1 'start at row 2
    If (Not first) Then
        j = 11 'row 11 for second half
    End If
    While (Sheet6.Cells(j, i).Value <> "")
        i = i + 1
    getNextHalf = Sheet6.Cells(j, i).Address
End Function

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Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
Replace the following line...
Range("I6:I15").Copy Destination:=Sheets("Tracking of Bills").Range(getNextHalf())

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Sheets("Tracking of Bills").Range(getNextHalf()).PasteSpecial xlPasteValues

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ExpExchHelpAuthor Commented:
Awesome... works perfectly!!!   Thank you for the prompt response.
Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
You're welcome. Glad it worked as desired.
Rob HensonFinance AnalystCommented:
You don't need to do the copy, you can just force the values across:

Sheets("Tracking of Bills").Range(GetNextHalf()) = Sheets("Sheet1").Range("I6:I15").Value

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Replace Sheet1 with source sheet name.
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