Exercise: Find the last cell on each sheet and report

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Category ==> Excel VBA Macros  (37 exercises)
Topic ==> Looping over collections  (7 exercises)
Level ==> Harder than average
Course ==> Excel VBA macros
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Insert a worksheet called Last Cities in the workbook in the above folder.

This is a longer exercise! A suggested algorithm is shown below.  You might like to get a cup of coffee before you begin ...

Create a macro which lists out the last capital city in each continent worksheet in the separate Last Cities worksheet.  This is what you should see when you run your macro:

Excel VBA Macros exercise - Looping over collections (image 1)

Corresponding to Wales, Zimbabwe, Yemen, United States, Vanuatu and Venezuela

Some hints are shown overleaf.

To work, your macro should:

  • Go to each worksheet in turn (as long as its name is not Last Cities)
  • Go to the bottom country in this worksheet;
  • Store the name of the capital city in the cell to the right of this country in a string variable;
  • Go to the Last Cities worksheet;
  • Transfer the variable's value into the current cell; then
  • Go down one cell

You are strongly advised to write the algorithm you will use on a piece of paper before putting finger to keyboard!

Save the workbook as Final Cities, then close it down.

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