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VBA Excel — Cells, Ranges and Offset : Cells

For­mat : Cells(Row,Column)

Excel is rep­re­sented in a grid for­mat, tab­u­lar form in rows and columns, so to reach to par­tic­u­lar cell you need tell to com­piler the cell is located in which row and which col­umn in that par­tic­u­lar row.

Ex: in VBA Excel when you say Cells(2,3) which means, in 2nd row and in 3rd col­umn means “C2

Some of the very effec­tive func­tions of Cells are

  • Cells.Select
  • Cells.ClearContents
  • Cells.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeLastCell) (Ex: Delete Blank rows)

These func­tions are pretty much sim­i­lar to other VBA Excel func­tions like UserRange.Clearcontents or UserRange.Select or UsedRange.Copy

To know more about User­Range Click here (VBA Excel-Range)

But while using Cells, some­times it’s a tedious task to find out which cell you are talk­ing about when you say suppose

Cells(18,31) which means 18th rows and 31st col­umn (“AE”), rather we pre­fer say­ing it as “AE18” instead 18,31

So that’s why we have Range and it’s rec­om­mended to use Range over Cells at most of the places


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  1. November 7, 2014

    […] is your friend! There is lot of good doc­u­men­ta­tion, espe­cially on the dif­fer­ent func­tions, i.e. http://excel-macro.tutorialhorizon.c…-offset-cells/ Last edited by Joe4; Today at 09:13 […]

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