Excel/VLookUp Last Row


Excel VBA 2007:

I would like to improve this code:

   Dim LastRowMaster As Long
   LastRowMaster = Workbooks("Master.xlsx.xlsm").Worksheets("Sheet1").Cells(Rows.Count, "A").End(xlUp).Row

   With Workbooks("Master.xlsx.xlsm").Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("f2").Resize(LastRowMaster, 8)
     .Formula = "=iferror(vlookup($A2,'[PriceFile.xlsx]Prices'!$A$2:$L$12000,column()-1,False),"""")"
     .Formula = .Value
   End With

In arg2 of the vlookup, I would prefer it figure out how far down to go (similar to LastRowMaster), rather than hard coding with $A$2:$L$12000. I just can't figure out how to do it, can you help?


Assuming the lastrow for sheet Prices can be ascertained from column A of that sheet then

  Dim LastRowMaster As Long, LastRowPrice as Long
  LastRowMaster = Workbooks("Master.xlsx.xlsm") _
    Worksheets("Sheet1").Cells(Rows.Count, "A").End(xlUp).Row
  With Workbooks("Pricefile.xlsx").Worksheets(Prices)
   LastRowPrice = .Cells(.rows.count,"A").End(xlup).row
  End With
  With Workbooks("Master.xlsx.xlsm").Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("f2").Resize(LastRowMaster, 8)
    .Formula = "=iferror(vlookup($A2,'[PriceFile.xlsx]Prices'!$A$2:$L$" & _
     LastRowPrice & ",column()-1,False),"""")"
    .Formula = .Value
  End With

Tom Ogilvy

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QUESTION: Thanks Tom!
It works! (I fixed worksheets(prices) = worksheets("prices"))
One thing I don't understand is that in one place it's (Rows.Count,"A") and in another it's (.rows.count,"A"); the difference being the dot before the rows. But Excel doesn't complain about that. Is this one of those things where the "dot" doesn't really matter?

 rows.count refers to the active sheet.

If the activesheet had a million rows and the Prices sheet had 65536 rows, then it would make a difference.  I have let rows.count be qualified by the prices sheet so it is specific to the number of rows in the prices sheet.

I assumed since the other use of rows.count was working I didn't need to worry about it.

Tom Ogilvy

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