Beginner Struggles with VBA

JackJr95

New Member
Joined
Dec 4, 2020
Messages
1
Office Version
  1. 365
Platform
  1. Windows
I am trying to utlize the recording feature to learn about the code that controls excel via taking an action and then reviewing the code that is recorded.

Recently I was able to get the following code to work:

Sheets("GEN INCENTIVE").Select
Range("AV1").Select
Columns("AV:AV").Select
Selection.Insert Shift:=xlToRight
Range("AV2").Select
ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "=RC[-1]/100"
Range("AV2").Select
Selection.Copy
Range("AV2:AV268").Select
ActiveSheet.Paste
Selection.Style = "Percent"
Selection.Copy
Range("AU2").Select
Selection.PasteSpecial Paste:=xlPasteValues
Selection.Style = "Percent"

I was concerned that the bolded text would prevent the code from being executed if a new data sheet was used that had more than 267 rows, I wanted the selection to go all the way down to the end of the data hop right and then copy and paste that formula across that range.

The advice I got was to name my worksheets with something like this:

Dim GenIncentive As Worksheet

Set GenWS = Worksheet("GEN INCENTIVE")

What exactly does this do in terms of the code listed above, do I need to reference GenWS every time there is a line? What is the point of esatlbishing those variables.
 

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Fluff

MrExcel MVP, Moderator
Joined
Jun 12, 2014
Messages
53,338
Office Version
  1. 365
Platform
  1. Windows
Hi & welcome to MrExcel.
How about
VBA Code:
Sub JackJr()
   With Sheets("GEN INCENTIVE")
      .Columns("AV").Insert Shift:=xlToRight
      With .Range("AV2", .Range("AU" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp))
         .FormulaR1C1 = "=RC[-1]/100"
         .Style = "Percent"
         .Value = .Value
      End With
   End With
End Sub
 

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