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Hi Tom,

Using Excel 2007: VBA

I have the following code:

With Workbooks("MasterFile.xlsx.xlsm").Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("s2").Resize(60000, 6)

.Formula = "=iferror(vlookup($C2,'[NamesFile.xlsx]TempSheet'!$A$2:$g$3000,column()-17,False),"""")"

.Formula = .Value

End With

The “matchups” are MasterFile Col. C and NamesFile Col A. Both contain text.

The columns B:G that copy over from NamesFile are either blank or contain “X”. They paste to MasterFile cols S:X.

After the code runs, I believe that the “X”’s are where they should be (I use this for filtering functionality later in the Macro). However, a “0” (zero) shows up in MasterFile cells where there was a blank in NamesFile. This doesn’t hurt the intended filtering functionality, but it sure makes me think there’s something wrong with my code and that maybe the results are not as correct as I think they are.

Why am I getting zeros...something wrong with my code?

Thanks,

Doug

Doug,

To illustrate what you are observing:

Select two empty/blank cells - say A1 and B1

in A1 put in

=B1

A1 will display a zero instead of appearing blank.

So your formula is exhibiting this same behavior.

Now in A1 you could use a formula like this

=if(B1="","",B1)

so within a formula it can actually be determined if the return value is actually a blank and write your formula to account for this. But if left to its own behavior, excel will return a zero. So there is nothing wrong with your code. As written and as you describe the situation, you are getting the expected results.

Yes, vlookup behaves the same as my simple example.

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Regards,

Tom Ogilvy

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Comment | Thanks, Tom! Glad to know my code is OK, and since I'll be filtering on "x" in those columns, the zeros are a non-issue. |

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