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Hi Tom

I would like to use the COUNTA formula in a macro, however, the range I want to count varies each time.  It will always be in column A, it will always start at cell A8, but the last cell could be anything from A9 to A2000.  When I record the macro, it is capturing a set range.  Do you know some code I could use to that would recognise the range each time?  (The COUNTA result needs to be placed underneath the last item in column A)




You said you wanted to put in the results of countA so this should do that.
Sub abc()
Dim r As Range
Dim r1 As Range
Set r1 = Cells(Rows.Count, "A").End(xlUp)
Set r = Range("A8", r1)
r1.Offset(1, 0).Value = Application.CountA(r)
End Sub

If you want to put in the countA formula then this should do that.

Sub efg()
Dim r As Range
Dim r1 As Range
Set r1 = Cells(Rows.Count, "A").End(xlUp)
Set r = Range("A8", r1)
r1.Offset(1, 0).Formula = "=CountA(" & r.Address & ")"
End Sub

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