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Hello Tom -

Using Excel 2010, I have two workbooks (master and department) which contain the same columns of data.  There are 3 "block" of columns - one each for beginning of year, mid-year and end of year.  The department workbook contains all of the same records as the master workbook; however, each department can update only their records within the department workbook.  I am writing a procedure to do the following:

1.  Open each department workbook
2.  Filter on the department to isolate their records
3.  Loop through the department's records to determine whether a change was made and, if so, to which "block"
4.  If a change was made, copy the correct "block" from the department's record and paste on the corresponding block and record in the master workbook.

Is there an easy way to take a record from the department workbook, store it in a range variable and then copy portions of the range variable into the master workbook?


You can use a variant variable that holds an array.   

Sub abc()
Dim v As Variant

v = ActiveSheet.Range("B9:S50").Value
MsgBox "Value from Row 15, column M:  " & v(7, 12)

End Sub

v(1,1) will be the value from B9.  The arguments are v(row, column).  Now row is not a row in the worksheet - it is a row in the two dimensional array  "v".  The first row in v has data from row 9 in the sheet because that is where we started when we assigned values to it.

Does that answer the question?

Tom Ogilvy  
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