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Hi Tom,
I have a quick question regarding User Defined Functions...Is there a way to reference the cell that the formula is being entered into? For example, when programming a Selection_Change event, you can use Target to reference the cell that was selected... is this possible with a UDF?

Thanks for the help,


dim Target as Range
Set Target = Application.Caller

application.caller will cause an error if the code isn't being executed from a cell - for example you try to run it or call it from another procedure being run  - so it makes it hard to debug when you are building the code.

Tom Ogilvy

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Tom Ogilvy


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