cell formatting problem

cmmadn

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Dear all

Can anyone spot what I am doing wrong and why this should return a 1004 run time error

Code:
Set objwsk3 = Worksheets("Template")
objwsk3.Activate
objwsk3.Range("c3:c500").Formula = "=IF(NOT(ISERROR(VLOOKUP(B3,Vlookup!A:B,2,FALSE))),VLOOKUP(B3,Vlookup!A:B,2,FALSE),"")"
objwsk3.Range("g3:g500").Formula = "=IF(NOT(ISERROR(VLOOKUP(F3,Vlookup!D:E,2,FALSE))),VLOOKUP(F3,Vlookup!D:E,2,FALSE),"")"

any help would be gratefully received

regards

Andrew
 

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Cbrine

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objwsk3.Range("c3:c500").Formula = "=IF(NOT(ISERROR(VLOOKUP(B3,Vlookup!A:B,2,FALSE))),VLOOKUP(B3,Vlookup!A:B,2,FALSE),"""")"
objwsk3.Range("g3:g500").Formula = "=IF(NOT(ISERROR(VLOOKUP(F3,Vlookup!D:E,2,FALSE))),VLOOKUP(F3,Vlookup!D:E,2,FALSE),"""")"

You forgot to double up your False response Blank return value within the string. This won't work "", """" will work.


HTH
Cal
 

chiello

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Jan 18, 2005
Messages
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Ciao,
if you want to use the characters "" within a string, you have to use an escape sequence, that is double "".
So, "" becomes """" and the entire lines:

...
objwsk3.Range("c3:c500").Formula = "=IF(NOT(ISERROR(VLOOKUP(B3,Vlookup!A:B,2,FALSE))),VLOOKUP(B3,Vlookup!A:B,2,FALSE),"""")"
objwsk3.Range("g3:g500").Formula = "=IF(NOT(ISERROR(VLOOKUP(F3,Vlookup!D:E,2,FALSE))),VLOOKUP(F3,Vlookup!D:E,2,FALSE),"""")"


Does it work??

:biggrin: :biggrin:
 

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