Wrapping an IFERROR Function Around Your Formulas
What This VBA Code Does
This VBA macro will add an IFERROR function around any cell formula in a given selection. I have coded the IFERROR function to return a blank value if the the formula calculates an error. You can certainly change the macro to make it return a 0 or any other value you wish. This can be used to make your spreadsheets look nicer or to allow sum functions to calculate properly if there is an error in one of the inputs.
Sub WrapIfError() 'PURPOSE: Add an IFERROR() Function around all the selected cells' formulas 'SOURCE: www.TheSpreadsheetGuru.com Dim rng As Range Dim cell As Range Dim x As String 'Determine if a single cell or range is selected If Selection.Cells.Count = 1 Then Set rng = Selection If Not rng.HasFormula Then GoTo NoFormulas Else 'Get Range of Cells that Only Contain Formulas On Error GoTo NoFormulas Set rng = Selection.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeFormulas) On Error GoTo 0 End If 'Loop Through Each Cell in Range and add =IFERROR([formula],"") For Each cell In rng.Cells x = cell.Formula cell = "=IFERROR(" & Right(x, Len(x) - 1) & "," & Chr(34) & Chr(34) & ")" Next cell Exit Sub 'Error Handler NoFormulas: MsgBox "There were no formulas found in your selection!" End Sub
I took the above macro a step further and gave it some flexibility. The following VBA code will cycle through wrapping the IFERROR function around formulas and either making the True output be a zero or a blank value. Just keep running the macro until you get your desired outcome!
Sub WrapIfError_v2() 'PURPOSE: Add an IFERROR() Function around all the selected cells' formulas. _ Also handles if IFERROR is already wrapped around formula. 'SOURCE: www.TheSpreadsheetGuru.com Dim rng As Range Dim cell As Range Dim AlreadyIFERROR As Boolean Dim RemoveIFERROR As Boolean Dim TestEnd1 As String Dim TestEnd2 As String Dim TestStart As String Dim MyFormula As String Dim x As String 'Determine if a single cell or range is selected If Selection.Cells.Count = 1 Then Set rng = Selection If Not rng.HasFormula Then GoTo NoFormulas Else 'Get Range of Cells that Only Contain Formulas On Error GoTo NoFormulas Set rng = Selection.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeFormulas) On Error GoTo 0 End If 'Get formula from First cell in Selected Range MyFormula = rng(1, 1).Formula 'Create Test Strings To Determine if IFERROR formula has already been added TestEnd1 = Chr(34) & Chr(34) & ")" TestEnd2 = ",0)" TestStart = Left(MyFormula, 9) 'Determine How we want to modify formula If Right(MyFormula, 3) = TestEnd1 And TestStart = "=IFERROR(" Then Beg_String = "" End_String = "0)" '=IFERROR([formula],0) AlreadyIFERROR = True ElseIf Right(MyFormula, 3) = ",0)" And TestStart = "=IFERROR(" Then RemoveIFERROR = True Else Beg_String = "=IFERROR(" End_String = "," & Chr(34) & Chr(34) & ")" '=IFERROR([formula],"") AlreadyIFERROR = False End If 'Loop Through Each Cell in Range and modify formula For Each cell In rng.Cells x = cell.Formula If RemoveIFERROR = True Then cell = "=" & Mid(x, 10, Len(x) - 12) ElseIf AlreadyIFERROR = False Then cell = Beg_String & Right(x, Len(x) - 1) & End_String Else cell = Left(x, Len(x) - 3) & End_String End If Next cell Exit Sub 'Error Handler NoFormulas: MsgBox "There were no formulas found in your selection!" End Sub
Using VBA Code Found On The Internet
Now that you’ve found some VBA code that could potentially solve your Excel automation problem, what do you do with it? If you don’t necessarily want to learn how to code VBA and are just looking for the fastest way to implement this code into your spreadsheet, I wrote an article (with video) that explains how to get the VBA code you’ve found running on your spreadsheet.
Getting Started Automating Excel
Are you new to VBA and not sure where to begin? Check out my quickstart guide to learning VBA. This article won’t overwhelm you with fancy coding jargon, as it provides you with a simplistic and straightforward approach to the basic things I wish I knew when trying to teach myself how to automate tasks in Excel with VBA Macros.
Also, if you haven’t checked out Excel’s latest automation feature called Power Query, I have put together a beginner’s guide for automating with Excel’s Power Query feature as well! This little-known built-in Excel feature allows you to merge and clean data automatically with little to no coding!
How Do I Modify This To Fit My Specific Needs?
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I highly recommend that you check this guide out before asking me or anyone else in the comments section to solve your specific problem. I can guarantee that 9 times out of 10, one of my strategies will get you the answer(s) you are needing faster than it will take me to get back to you with a possible solution. I try my best to help everyone out, but sometimes I don’t have time to fit everyone’s questions in (there never seem to be quite enough hours in the day!).
I wish you the best of luck and I hope this tutorial gets you heading in the right direction!
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