# equivalent of getmonth??

#### Tron57

##### Board Regular
im not sure how to phrase this but there must be an eaiser way than what i have below.

sub Fill_months()

dim jan as string
dim feb as string
dim mar as string
'and soooo on
dim Month as byte

Month = Range("a1").value

jan = "January"
feb = "February"
mar = "March"
'and so on

if month = 1 then
range("A2").formula = jan
elseif month = 2 then
range("A2").formula = feb
elseif month = 3 then
range("a2").formula = mar

'and so on
end if

end sub

what i want is cell A2 string formula to be the value of A1 numeric value. and then cell a3 to be a string formula of A1 numeric value +1

for example

in cell A1= 3 user typs than then activates the macro
macro fills out

a2 = March
a3 = April
a4 = May

and so on.. there must be an easy way of doing this?? maybe an array, but im not sure how to do that...

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Could be done without a macro.

Put following in A2 and fill down :-

=TEXT(DATE(2003,A\$1+ROW()-2,1),"mmmm")

thats very cool... i learned from that one... it needs to be in the mod because the month will be contained/inerted in a string value.... ill figure somthing out. no worries thanks for that

Use Select Case.
Code:
``````Sub getmonth()
i = [A1]
Select Case i
Case 1
[A2] = "JANUARY"
Case 2
[A2] = "FEBRUARY"
Case 3
[A2] = "MARCH"
Case 4
[A2] = "APRIL"
Case 5
[A2] = "MAY"
Case 6
[A2] = "JUNE"
Case 7
[A2] = "JULY"
Case 8
[A2] = "AUGUST"
Case 9
[A2] = "SEPTEMBER"
Case 10
[A2] = "OCTOBER"
Case 11
[A2] = "NOVEMBER"
Case 12
[A2] = "DECEMBER"
Case Else
[A2] = ""
End Select
[A2].AutoFill Destination:=Range("A2:A13"), Type:=xlFillSeries
End Sub``````
You could even turn this in to a function if you wanted to.

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If your cells are populated, you can efficiently stack a variant array. Otherwise, the following fires:

Code:
``````Sub test2()
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
With Range([b1], [a65536].End(3).Item(, 2))
.FormulaR1C1 = "=TEXT(RC[-1]&""/1999"", ""mmmm"")"
.Value = .Value
End With
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub``````
An implementation of: =TEXT(A1&"/1999", "mmmm")

Edit: I may have misread the question, this may be more on target:

Code:
``````Sub test2()
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
[a2] = [Text(A1&"/1999", "mmmm")]
[a2].AutoFill Destination:=Range([a2], [a65536].End(3)), Type:=xlFillSeries
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub``````

Just shooting rubber bands at the moon here, but you could put my {very simplistic} code in a Worksheet_Change event:

Code:
``````Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
If Target.Address = "\$A\$1" Then
i = [A1]
Select Case i
Case 1
[A2] = "JANUARY"
Case 2
[A2] = "FEBRUARY"
Case 3
[A2] = "MARCH"
Case 4
[A2] = "APRIL"
Case 5
[A2] = "MAY"
Case 6
[A2] = "JUNE"
Case 7
[A2] = "JULY"
Case 8
[A2] = "AUGUST"
Case 9
[A2] = "SEPTEMBER"
Case 10
[A2] = "OCTOBER"
Case 11
[A2] = "NOVEMBER"
Case 12
[A2] = "DECEMBER"
Case Else
[A2] = ""
End Select
[A2].AutoFill Destination:=Range("A2:A13"), Type:=xlFillSeries
End If
End Sub``````
...and when you type a number between 1 and 12 and hit Enter, boom, its done.

Not sure if this helps, but, there you go.

Heres another option along the lines of Nates variant array suggestion.

Code:
``````Function MonthName(MonthVal)
'Enter month number to obtain month
Dim AllNames As Variant

AllNames = Array("January", "February", "March", _
"April", "May", "June", "July", "August", _
"September", "October", "November", "Decemeber")

MonthName = AllNames(MonthVal - 1)
End Function

Sub CallMonth()
'Put Month name in cell A2 based on A1's numerical value
Range("A2").Value = MonthName(Range("A1").Value)
End Sub``````

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