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How do you use Excel VBA vLookup to reference another Workbook using VBA? I want to lookup a whole list of staffs instead of one by one. I've tried to Google it but I don't understand the recommendations. Here's what I have so far:

Sub vLookupAnotherWorkbook()

Dim myLookupValue As String
    Dim myFirstColumn As Long
    Dim myLastColumn As Long
    Dim myColumnIndex As Long
    Dim myFirstRow As Long
    Dim myLastRow As Long
    Dim myVLookupResult As Long
    Dim myTableArray As Range
    myLookupValue = "Raymond Allen"
    myFirstColumn = 2
    myLastColumn = 3
    myColumnIndex = 2
    myFirstRow = 6
    myLastRow = 305
    With Workbooks("Excel VBA VLookup").Worksheets("VBA VLookup")
        Set myTableArray = .Range(.Cells(myFirstRow, myFirstColumn), .Cells(myLastRow, myLastColumn))
    End With
    myVLookupResult = WorksheetFunction.vlookup(myLookupValue, myTableArray, myColumnIndex, False)
    MsgBox "Sales by " & myLookupValue & " are " & Format(myVLookupResult, "#,##0")

End Sub


1 Answer

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by Skilled (749 points)
edited by

WorksheetFunction.vlookup(...) should be WorksheetFunction.VLookup(...) but that is probably not the problem. 

Try changing Dim myVLookupResult As Long to Dim myVLookupResult As Variant but if that doesn't work, please describe the error message.

Also, make sure "Raymond Allen" matches an entry in your table EXACTLY; be careful with extra space characters.

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