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Hi,

I am writing a macro which includes the next line:

Range("Sheet2!A1").Formula = "=SUM(Sheet1!A1:Sheet1!E1))"

This runs fine, but if I include the line in a loop it complains
about syntax error and doesn't run.

This is my loop code:

Dim i As Integer
For i = 1 to 5
  Range("Sheet2!Ai").Formula = "=SUM(Sheet1!Ai:Sheet1!Ei))"
Next i

How can I correct this.

Thank you very much

Answer
It's not the loop that's the problem, it's the use of a variable - you have a literal string sheet2!ai - which doesn't make sense to excel.  If instead you have

Range("Sheet2!A" & i).Formula = "=SUM(Sheet1!A" & i &":Sheet1!E" & i & "))"

you should find it behaves

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