Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I Have a macro containing a line that will change the formula of a cell using R1C1 formula type.

The formula is:

    ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = _

When ever I attempt to run the macro it always comes up with a dialog box saying

    Run-time error '1004':
    Application-defined or object-defined error.

And when you click debug it highlights those 2 lines in the macro. And I can't figure out how to fix it. Can anyone help?

share|improve this question
up vote 2 down vote accepted

your are missing a close bracket

ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = _

Edit: corrected to put "" in to formula

share|improve this answer
Great that Worked! Thanks. – B-Ballerl Feb 27 '11 at 8:31

Your problem seems to be the quotes, have you tried changing or escaping the quotation marks?

share|improve this answer

Try use it:

   ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = _
    "=IF(R[0]C[-2]=0," & Chr(34) & Chr(34) & ",(R[0]C[-20]-R[0]C[-16]))"

Remember this formula cannot be placed before column 20 or an error will be raised.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .