Construct a string containing formulas in VBA?

RockandGrohl

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This is a fun one.

I'm updating a suite of numbers on a sheet with the new month's data, using VBA:


VBA Code:
LUC = ActiveCell.Column
endmo = LUC - 1
EndmoNam = Cells(2, LUC)


met.Activate

x = 3

Range("B9").Activate

Do Until ActiveCell.Row > 32

    Do Until ActiveCell.Column > 6
    
    If ActiveCell.Column < 7 Then
        ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "=+Workings!R" & x & "C" & LUC & ""
        'ActiveCell.Offset(1, 0).Value = Format(EndmoNam, "mmm-yy") & " " & ""
        x = x + 1
    End If
    
    ActiveCell.Offset(0, 2).Activate
    Loop
ActiveCell.Offset(5, -6).Activate
Loop

Above the commented line is where I update the main figure for each metric. So on the Workings tab, on row 3 (x = 3 to start) and in column "LUC" (Look up column) it finds the main figure.

Below that, where the commented line is, is where I want to update the secondary figure which is a string.

The string currently looks like this:

Jul-21 £98k (+32k)

To break it down, "Jul-21" is held as a number formatted as date (EndmoNam), the update for "£98k" held to the column left of LUC (endmo) and the figure in brackets is held to the right of the LUC.


So what I'm trying to do in effect is:

VBA Code:
activecell.offset(1,0).value = Format(EndmoNam, "mmm-yy") & Workings!R" & x & "C" & Endmo & "(" & Workings!R" & x & "C" & LUC + 1 & ")"


But it's obviously not working because a value won't take a formula into consideration.

Either I need to use a formula, and somehow convert the value, or use .value and convert the formula.

Is there a way to take the EndMoNam (which may be the Clng of 01/07/2021) and convert it to a string?


Thanks.
 

RoryA

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In the one you said didn't work, you didn't have any quotes round the format code, which are required.
 

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