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Convert Formulas into Values Using Macros In Excel

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Whenever we have a lot of cells with formulas, then wanted to change them to permanent values, we need to use the Paste Special functionality of Excel. What if I told you, you can do this in a single click for all formula cells in your selection?

That’s right, Excel Macros can convert formulas into values in one step!

Make sure your Excel has the Developer Tab enabled following this tutorial.

I explain how you can do this below step by step!

What does it do?

Converts formulas into values in your selection

Copy Source Code:


Sub ConvertFormulasIntoValues()

Dim rng As Range
Dim formulaCell As Range
Set rng = Selection

'Check each cell in the range if it has a formula
For Each formulaCell In rng
If formulaCell.HasFormula Then
formulaCell.Formula = formulaCell.Value
End If
Next formulaCell

End Sub

Final Result: 

Convert Formulas into Values Using Macros In Excel

Exercise Workbook:

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Download excel workbookConvert-Formulas-into-Values.xlsm


Here is our list of formula cells:

Convert Formulas into Values Using Macros In Excel

To have a better look, you can see it uses the RANDBETWEEN formula. Let us change these to values only!Convert Formulas into Values Using Macros In Excel

Convert Formulas into Values Using Macros In Excel

STEP 1: Go to Developer > Code > Visual Basic

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STEP 2: Paste in your code and Select Save. Close the window afterwards.

Convert Formulas into Values Using Macros In Excel

 

STEP 3: Let us test it out!

Open the sheet containing the data. Go to Developer > Code > Macros

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Make sure your formula cells and macro are both selected. Click Run.

Convert Formulas into Values Using Macros In Excel

 

With just one click, all of the formula cells are now converted to values! The values also changed because of the nature of the RANDBETWEEN formula, as it changes along with any change done to the workbook 🙂

 Convert Formulas into Values Using Macros In Excel

 

How to Convert Formulas into Values Using Macros In Excel

 

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Bryan

Bryan Hong is an IT Software Developer for more than 10 years and has the following certifications: Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD): Web Developer, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Applications, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA).

He is also an Amazon #1 bestselling author of 4 Microsoft Excel books and a teacher of Microsoft Excel & Office at the MyExecelOnline Academy Online Course.

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