I have a button that calls many separate macros. Everything works as expected, but with 1 exception.

I need to input a formula in row 2 of four separate columns and have the formulas drag down to the last populated row. In order to achieve this "easily" I've added a macro that will select from A1:AK700 (there should never be more than 500 rows so I went to 700 to be safe) and create a table. Then the formulas are input (I do the table so that the formulas automatically go down to the last populated row). I then have a macro to select the same range and convert it to range. Finally, I have a macro that runs after all this to copy and paste values and then take two of the tabs and create a new file with copies of those tabs.

Everything runs correctly, but at some point after converting to range (or around that part of the process) Excel slows down a lot, stops responding for a while and then finally starts again. Once everything as run, I go to both the original file and the newly created file and the table formatting is applied to the entire sheet (all the way down to cell ~1,048,000!). Clearly, this is why it's taking so long and ceases to respond, right?

How can I stop this?

I'm pasting the code in the order that it runs from the table creation point. I don't have very much experience writing macros (about a month) so any help would be appreciated!! And all of this does need to be done with a macro. They want it all to happen with just one button click.


Sub CreateTable()

    Sheet1.ListObjects.Add(xlSrcRange, Range("A1:AK500"), , xlYes).Name = "Table1"

End Sub

Sub FormulaInput()

   Sheets("Activity - Hires").Select
   ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = _
       "=INDEX(NHO_Global!C[-21],MATCH('Activity - Hires'!RC[-24],NHO_Global!C[-33],0))"
End Sub

Sub FormulaInput2()

    Sheets("Activity - Hires").Select
    ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = _
        "=IF(AND(ISERROR(RC[-1]),RC[-15]=""Contingent Worker""),""Contingent Worker"",IF(AND(ISERROR(RC[-1]),ISNUMBER(SEARCH(""(Terminated)"",RC[-33]))),""Terminated"",IF(AND(ISERROR(RC[-1]),RC[-34]=TODAY()),""Hired Today"",IF(ISERROR(RC[-1]),""Under Investigation"",""""))))"
End Sub

Sub FormulaInput3()
    Sheets("Activity - Hires").Select
    ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "=IF(ISERROR(RC[-2]),"""",IF(RC[-2]<0,RC[-17],""""))"
End Sub

Sub FormulaInput4()
    Sheets("Activity - Hires").Select
    ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = _
    "=IF(ISERROR(RC[-3]),"""",IF(RC[-3]<-10,""Obtain Manager Email"",""""))"
End Sub

Sub ConvertToNumber()
 'This is so that the formulas work as the numbers in column J are used, but they're stored as text initially 

    With Selection
    Selection.NumberFormat = "General"
    .Value = .Value
    End With

End Sub

Sub ConvertToRange()


End Sub

Sub CopyPasteValuesActivity()

    Worksheets("Activity - Hires").Select
    Worksheets("Activity - Hires").Range("A1:AK700").Select
    Selection.PasteSpecial Paste:=xlPasteValues, Operation:=xlNone, SkipBlanks _
:=False, Transpose:=False

End Sub

Sub CopyPasteValuesNHO()

    Selection.PasteSpecial Paste:=xlPasteValues, Operation:=xlNone, SkipBlanks _
:=False, Transpose:=False

End Sub

Sub SaveSepFile()

    Sheets(Array("Activity - Hires", "NHO_Global")).Select
    Sheets("Activity - Hires").Activate
    Sheets(Array("Activity - Hires", "NHO_Global")).Copy

End Sub

As indicated in the comments, I decided to remove the table creation and removal processes completely. I figured out how to have the formulas input and dragged down to the last populated row so I just did that. That code is below (for just one of the formulas):

Sub FormulaInput12()

Dim rng As Range
Dim sht As Worksheet
Dim LastRow As Long

Set sht = ThisWorkbook.Sheets("Activity - Hires")
LastRow = sht.Cells(sht.Rows.Count, "A").End(xlUp).Row
Set rng = Range("AH2:AH" & LastRow)
rng.Formula = "=INDEX(NHO_Global!C[-21],MATCH('Activity - Hires'!RC[-24],NHO_Global!C[-33],0))"

End Sub

Doing this allows the file to process in just a few seconds and everything is correct.

  • Why mix A1 refs with R1C1 within a procedure ? – Mark Fitzgerald Dec 11 '18 at 14:16
  • @MarkFitzgerald I recorded that portion. That's just how it showed up (mostly). – Lenny Dec 11 '18 at 14:19
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    I decided to remove the table creation and removal processes completely and instead modified the FormulaInput macros to drag the formulas down. The whole file processes in a couple of seconds now. If anyone can figure out why the original code was creating a massive table when the range was specified, though, I'd love to know! – Lenny Dec 11 '18 at 15:10
  • @Lenny,, try once the regular Index with Range instead of R1 C1,, and I must say that better you combine all the Macros into one since are simple steps to follow. – Rajesh S Dec 12 '18 at 7:28

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