Excel-VBA - Perform multiple selection

December 2016


  • I have a VBA problem that I cannot seem to get my head round. I have two sheets (aptly named A and B).
    • In Sheet A I have a list of names with costing (values) to the right.
    • In Sheet B I have a list of names with no casting (values) to the right.
  • I would like to design a Macro that will take the first name in Sheet A, find that name in Sheet B, copy the costing associated with that name in Sheet A and paste them in Sheet B.
  • From there, the Macro should proceed to select the next name down on Sheet A, and do the same.
  • So it would be a loop until the names on Sheet A are done.
  • Please not that some names on Sheet B, may not appear on Sheet A and vice versa.


You can do it without a macro
  • Put the following formula in cell B1 of sheet 2 (Assumes the name is in column A)
  • =if(iserror(vlookup(A1,sheet1!A:A,2,false) ),"",vlookup(A1,sheet1!A:A,2,false))
  • and drag it down
  • If you want a macro record your above activity


Thanks to Excelguru for this tip on the forum.

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