Excel VBA - Find last used cell of a variable column number?

Alan_P

Well-known Member
Joined
Jul 8, 2014
Messages
596
Hi All,

Just wondering if anyone knows if there is a better way of finding the last used row when the column is variable?

So normally I would just use the below code to find the last row;

Code:
Range("[COLOR=#ff0000]A[/COLOR]" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row

But in the code I've done I am finding the column via it's number (x) rather than letter and struggled to fit that into the above piece of code...

I've managed to get around this by finding the address and then using Mid to extract the column letter, but I can't help but think there must be a better way of doing this?

Code:
For i = 2 To 6
    RecipeNum = Sheets("Meals").Cells(3, i).Value
    
    For x = 1 To LastRecipe
               
        If RecipeNum = Sheets("Recipes").Cells(3, x).Value Then
        
            ColAddress = Sheets("Recipes").Cells(3, x).Address
            ColLetter = Mid(ColAddress, 2, 1)
        
            LastRecipeIngredient = Sheets("Recipes").Range(ColLetter & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row
                       
        End If
    Next
Next
Any suggestions would be appreciated,
Cheers,
Alan.
 

Andrew Poulsom

MrExcel MVP
Joined
Jul 21, 2002
Messages
73,092
Use Cells instead of Range, like you already have done:

Code:
LastRecipeIngredient = Sheets("Recipes").Cells(Rows.Count, x).End(xlUp).Row
 

Alan_P

Well-known Member
Joined
Jul 8, 2014
Messages
596
Thanks Andrew!! So simple yet my brain just would not come to that conclusion!! :banghead:
 

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