Convert Workbook To Values

lneidorf

Board Regular
Joined
May 20, 2004
Messages
77
Hi there.

I've been working on some code, that among other things, is to convert all content to values (i.e. formulas and references). This is designed to run against multiple files in a single folder, with some of the files rather complex.

This is giving me some trouble, particularly with complex files containing a lot of sheets.


Here's my first attempt, which does work, but takes a very long time to run:
Code:
Sub ConvertAllFormulaeToValues()
    Dim WSheet As Worksheet
    For Each WSheet In ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets
        WSheet.Select
        With WSheet.UsedRange
            .Cells.Copy
            .Cells.PasteSpecial xlPasteValues
            .Cells(1).Select
        End With
        Application.CutCopyMode = False
    Next WSheet
End Sub
As you can see, this code uses the clipboard, which is highly inefficient. I need a better way.

I attempted to revise this with code that will bypass the clipboard, but it errors out:
Code:
Sub ConvertAllFormulaeToValues()
    Dim WSheet As Worksheet
    For Each WSheet In ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets
        WSheet.Select
        With WSheet.UsedRange
            .Value = .Value 'This method bypasses the clipboard, making things much more efficient.
        End With
        Application.CutCopyMode = False
    Next WSheet
End Sub
This gives me a 1004 error ("Application-defined or object-defined error").

Any suggestions would be most appreciated.

Thanks!
 

Jeffrey Mahoney

Well-known Member
Joined
May 31, 2015
Messages
1,604
I made some minor changes.

You have a hidden worksheet that cannot be selected. WSheet.Select

Code:
Sub ConvertAllFormulaeToValues()
    Dim WSheet As Worksheet
    For Each WSheet In ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets
        With WSheet.UsedRange
            .Value = .Value 'This method bypasses the clipboard, making things much more efficient.
        End With
    Next WSheet
    Application.CutCopyMode = False
End Sub
 

Fluff

MrExcel MVP, Moderator
Joined
Jun 12, 2014
Messages
32,324
Office Version
365
Platform
Windows
Do you have any protected sheets?
Or merged cells?

Also you do not need to activate the sheet so you cab get rid of
Code:
WSheet.Select
 

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