Excel – Creating a List of Formulas

Most users have discovered that Excel has an option that lets you display formulas directly in their cells: Choose Tools Options, click the View tab, and select the Formulas checkbox. However, Excel doesn’t provide a way to generate a concise list of all formulas in a worksheet. The VBA macro below inserts a new worksheet, then creates a list of all formulas and their current values.

To use this subroutine:

  1. Copy the code below to a VBA module. You can also store it in your Personal Macro Workbook, or create an add-in.
  2. Activate the worksheet that contains the formulas you want to list.
  3. Execute the ListFormulas subroutine. The subroutine will insert a new worksheet that contains a list of the formulas and their values.

The ListFormulas Subroutine

Sub ListFormulas()
Dim FormulaCells As Range, Cell As Range
Dim FormulaSheet As Worksheet
Dim Row As Integer

' Create a Range object for all formula cells
On Error Resume Next
Set FormulaCells = Range("A1").SpecialCells(xlFormulas, 23)

' Exit if no formulas are found
If FormulaCells Is Nothing Then
MsgBox "No Formulas."
Exit Sub
End If

' Add a new worksheet
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Set FormulaSheet = ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets.Add
FormulaSheet.Name = "Formulas in " & FormulaCells.Parent.Name

' Set up the column headings
With FormulaSheet
Range("A1") = "Address"
Range("B1") = "Formula"
Range("C1") = "Value"
Range("A1:C1").Font.Bold = True
End With

' Process each formula
Row = 2
For Each Cell In FormulaCells
Application.StatusBar = Format((Row - 1) / FormulaCells.Count, "0%")
With FormulaSheet
Cells(Row, 1) = Cell.Address _
(RowAbsolute:=False, ColumnAbsolute:=False)
Cells(Row, 2) = " " & Cell.Formula
Cells(Row, 3) = Cell.Value
Row = Row + 1
End With
Next Cell

' Adjust column widths
Application.StatusBar = False
End Sub

Source: j-walk.com/ss/excel/tips/tip37.htm

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