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Hi Tom

I have the following array formula in a worksheet:

It is copied through rows BA12:BA60.   The worksheet is duplicated several times across the whole workbook.  I am concerned that this is increasing the time that it takes to save the workbook.

The formula is located in worksheet: “SPtemplate2”.  Can an array formula be written in VBA?  If so could you possibly do this for me and tell me where to place it?

Thanks in advance

Chris Mitchell

Christopher Mitchell,

If wanted to run a macro that puts in that formula and then replaces it with the results you would need to know where to put it.  Lets say you want to put the formula in Range A1:A100 of the activeworksheet

Sub ABC()
Dim cell as Range
Dim i as long
i = 0
for each cell in Range("A1:A100")
 i = i + 1
 cell.formulaArray = "=IF($BA$10="""","""",IFERROR(INDEX(name," & _
  "SMALL(IF(LEFT(Group2,LEN(SPtemplate2!$BA$10))=SPtemplate2!$BA$10," & _
  "ROW(Group2)),ROW(A" & i & ")),1),""""))"
 cell.formula = cell.value
End Sub

So you would run this macro whenever you wanted cells A1:A100 updated.  

Always test new code on a copy of your owrkbook until you are satisfied it behaves as expected.

Tom Ogilvy  
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