Excel/VBA input box

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Hi Tom,

I have a few macro's I use on a regular basis, some of which you helped me with in the past (thanks very much). I want to tie a couple of these together now so that I can run them in one step. I think I can tie them together ok. Where I am stuck is that one macro has an input box. The info that goes into this box is in the filtered spreadsheet I am working with. It will always be the contents of the last cell in column n. Because it is a filtered report, the row# always changes. I would like to put that cell content into the input box and then the macro can continue. That macro itself just formats a footer. The content of N(row#)is what goes into the footer.

Hope that is clear. I imagine it must be hard to understand what people are asking you sometimes.

Thanks for your help.

Gary

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Gary,

You can't put a value in an inputbox and click the button - at least it wouldn't make sense.

if you have a code snippet like this

ans = InputBox("Enter something")

s = "My string " & ans & " more of my string"


then you don't want to show the inputbox.  You just want to pick up your data from the column and use that as if it was from the input of the inputbox.

if bFlag then
 ans = InputBox("Enter something")
else
 ans = cells(rows.count, "N").End(xlup).Value
end if

s = "My string " & ans & " more of my string"

bFlag would be a Boolean variable that is set by the code and tells this routine whether to show the inputbox or just get the value.  

that is about the best I can tell you based on the limited information you have provided.

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Regards,
Tom Ogilvy

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