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XL97: Formula Returns Incorrect Value When Changed by a Macro

Article ID: 174287

Article Last Modified on 10/11/2006


  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q174287


When you use a Visual Basic for Applications macro to manipulate a formula, the formula is truncated and the value that is returned by the formula is incorrect.


This problem occurs when the following conditions are true:

  • You use a macro to copy or change a formula. -and-

  • The formula contains more than 1,016 characters.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.

Additional query words: XL97 chop cutoff clip wrong

Keywords: kbprb kbprogramming KB174287