Range Object

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Range Object

DataSheet Range

Represents a cell, a row, a column, or a selection of cells that contains one or more contiguous blocks of cells.

Using the Range Object

The following properties for returning a Range object are described in this section:

  • Range property
  • Cells property

Range Property

Use Range(arg), where arg is the name of the range, to return a Range object that represents a single cell or a range of cells. The following example places the value of cell A1 in cell A5.

myChart.Application.DataSheet.Range("A5").Value = _

The following example fills the range A1:H8 with the value 20.

myChart.Application.DataSheet.Range("A1:H8").Value = 20

Cells Property

Use Cells(row, column), where row is the row's index number and column is the column's index number, to return a single cell. The following example sets the value of cell A1 to 24 (column A is the second column on the datasheet, and row 1 is the second row on the datasheet).

myChart.Application.DataSheet.Cells(2, 2).Value = 24

Although you can also use Range("A1") to return cell A1, there may be times when the Cells property is more convenient because you can use a variable for the row or column. The following example creates column and row headings on the datasheet.

Sub SetUpTable()
With myChart.Application.DataSheet
    For theYear = 1 To 5
        .Cells(1, theYear + 1).Value = 1990 + theYear
    Next theYear
    For theQuarter = 1 To 4
        .Cells(theQuarter + 1, 1).Value = "Q" & theQuarter
    Next theQuarter
End With
End Sub

Although you can use Visual Basic string functions to alter A1-style references, it's much easier (and much better programming practice) to use the Cells(1, 1) notation.

Use expression.Cells(row, column), where expression is an expression that returns a Range object, and row and column are relative to the upper-left corner of the range, to return part of a range. The following example sets the value for cell C5.

myChart.Application.Range("C5:C10").Cells(1, 1).Value = 35