Optimum Calculation using VBA

```I have developed a file to advise me when I should rise the weight of a
airfreight shipment  to receive the best rates available. (It's still
quite rudimentary at this stage)

How it works is like this...let's assume anything up to 45 kgs will
cost  \$4.70 per kg, anything equal or above 45 kgs will cost \$4.00 per
kg. If we consider that 45 kgs X \$4.00 costs \$180.00, then any shipment
above 38 kgs at \$4.70 per kg will cost more (39 kgs X \$4.70 will cost
\$183.33, nothing less than a whole kg is valid). Therefore, it is best
to raise the shipment weight to 45 kgs to avoid paying undue shipping
costs.

What I would like to do is make a custom function add-in such as I saw
on this site at
so that when I select Insert Formula, I can enter the relevant
information and the VBA will do the rest.

One catch...I want a pop-up comment or something similar to advise me
when to raise the shipment rate rather than a separate cell as  you see
on my attached file. The reason is that  I may not want to change the
weight depending on the circumstances, I just want to know when the
opportunity arises.

Another thing to be considered is that there is a minimum charge,
(let's say \$80.00) so any shipment less than 18 kgs will incur this
minimum charge (17 kgs X \$4.70 = \$79.90). This should change the
airfreight amount automatically, but I still wish to notified so I
understand what has happened.

I am still learning basic VBA, but from I understand of how it works, I
think what I want can be programmed. If anyone can show me how to
achieve this, this will assist me greatly as a reference for future
projects. Thanks very much.

Attachment filename: airfreight rates optimum calculator.xls
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```One way. You could also use lookup
ONE LINE
=IF(F19>=45,F19*4,IF(F19*4.7<45*4,F19*4.7,DOLLAR(F19*4.7,2)&" Raise to 45lbs
@\$180"))
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"Andrew >" <<Andrew.zuzjz@excelforum-nospam.com> wrote in message
news:Andrew.zuzjz@excelforum-nospam.com...
> I have developed a file to advise me when I should rise the weight of a
> airfreight shipment  to receive the best rates available. (It's still
> quite rudimentary at this stage)
>
> How it works is like this...let's assume anything up to 45 kgs will
> cost  \$4.70 per kg, anything equal or above 45 kgs will cost \$4.00 per
> kg. If we consider that 45 kgs X \$4.00 costs \$180.00, then any shipment
> above 38 kgs at \$4.70 per kg will cost more (39 kgs X \$4.70 will cost
> \$183.33, nothing less than a whole kg is valid). Therefore, it is best
> to raise the shipment weight to 45 kgs to avoid paying undue shipping
> costs.
>
> What I would like to do is make a custom function add-in such as I saw
> on this site at
>
> so that when I select Insert Formula, I can enter the relevant
> information and the VBA will do the rest.
>
> One catch...I want a pop-up comment or something similar to advise me
> when to raise the shipment rate rather than a separate cell as  you see
> on my attached file. The reason is that  I may not want to change the
> weight depending on the circumstances, I just want to know when the
> opportunity arises.
>
> Another thing to be considered is that there is a minimum charge,
> (let's say \$80.00) so any shipment less than 18 kgs will incur this
> minimum charge (17 kgs X \$4.70 = \$79.90). This should change the
> airfreight amount automatically, but I still wish to notified so I
> understand what has happened.
>
> I am still learning basic VBA, but from I understand of how it works, I
> think what I want can be programmed. If anyone can show me how to
> achieve this, this will assist me greatly as a reference for future
> projects. Thanks very much.
>
>   Attachment filename: airfreight rates optimum calculator.xls
http://www.excelforum.com/attachment.php?postid=403794
> ---
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>

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Don
1/11/2004 12:54:38 PM
```Thanks. On my attached file I used LOOKUP to work out the actual
airfreight, and then IF to display a message in another cell to advise
raising the airfreight if the situation demanded. (I want to be
notified rather than just automatically increasing the airfreight
because a) I want the choice to go ahead before anything is done, and
b) I need to know what has taken place so I make a note of the change)

The LOOKUP calculation used to determine the airfreight itself was
straightforward, determining optimums was calculated as below.

=IF(Weight>Limit3,"",IF(AND(Weight>Limit2,Weight<Limit3,Weight*Rate3>Limit3*Rate4),"Raise
Weight to Limit
3",IF(AND(Weight>Limit1,Weight<Limit2,Weight*Rate2>Limit2*Rate3),"Raise
Weight to Limit
2",IF(AND(Weight>Base,Weight<Limit1,Weight*Rate1>Limit1*Rate2),"Raise
Weight to Limit 1",IF(Weight*Rate<Minimum,"Changed to Minimum","")))))

Weight = Weight Shipped
Rate = Calculable Rate (determined by LOOKUP)
Airfreight = Airfreight Charged
=IF(Weight*Rate<Minimum,Minimum,Weight*Rate)

Base = 0 kgs
Limit1 = 45 kgs
Limit2 = 100 kgs
Limit3 = 500 kgs

Rate1 = \$4.70
Rate2 = \$4.00
Rate3 = \$3.30
Rate4 = \$260

Trouble is I may have several shipments listed in the same table. I
could have a Display cell in the same row to advise optimizing, but I
would prefer not to do this and use an automatic pop-up comment
appearing in the corner of the calculated airfreight cell instead. Once
alerted, I can manually increase the weight if I choose to.

Seems to me that this could be done using VBA using "AddComment" if the
right criteria are met using "If" or "Case Is".

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1/11/2004 4:28:11 PM
```Perhaps this is on the right track...(Sorry, I'm just a newbie)

Function Optimum(Weight As Integer)
' This function is to provide advice for raising weight to receive bes
airfreight rates possible
' by the means of a comment being automatically displayed if a les
than optimum weight is entered.
' It also advises when the Minimum Rate will be charged.
' Below 45 kgs      \$4.70 per kg
' Below 100 kgs     \$4.00 per kg
' Below 500 kgs     \$3.30 per kg
' Above 500 kgs     \$2.60 per kg
' Minimum Rate      \$80.00
If Weight = 0 Then
Optimum = 0
Else
Select Case Weight > 500
Optimum = 0
Case Is >= 100, Is < 500, Weight * 3.3 > 500 * 2.6
ActiveCell.Comment.Visible = True
ActiveCell.Comment.Text Text:="Raise Weight to Limit 3"
ActiveCell.Select
Case Is >= 45, Is < 100, Weight * 4 > 100 * 3.3
ActiveCell.Comment.Visible = True
ActiveCell.Comment.Text Text:="Raise Weight to Limit 2"
ActiveCell.Select
Case Is < 45, Weight * 4.7 > 45 * 400, Weight * 4.7 > 80
ActiveCell.Comment.Visible = True
ActiveCell.Comment.Text Text:="Raise Weight to Limit 1"
ActiveCell.Select
Case Is < 80
ActiveCell.Comment.Visible = True
ActiveCell.Comment.Text Text:="Minimum Charged"
ActiveCell.Select
End Select
End If
End Function

As you can see, I don't know enough VBA to program properly yet. An

No greater joy than learning a new trick

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1/12/2004 5:27:39 AM
```I suppose I could always use Conditional Formatting and color code it to
mean different things.

But really I still want to know how to get a custom message via a
comment using VBA .

There is a beginner's VBA programming book due in the mail...can I wait
that long? Aaaaarrrrrgggghhhh!

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1/12/2004 10:32:00 AM
```C'mon guys...surely one of you MVPs out there must know what I'
after....

I'll write you into my will. You can have my entire collection of rar
and exotic stamps (I promise to go out and buy a couple the day afte
tomorrow) :

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1/12/2004 2:36:59 PM
```set up a table like this
B   C     D
0.00 4.70 0.00
45.00 4.00 180.00
100.00 3.30 330.00
500.00 2.60 1300.00

then the one line formula below from 44 will produce 180
44.00
180.00
=MIN(INDEX(\$B\$9:\$D\$12,MATCH(\$A\$9,\$B\$9:\$B12),2)*\$A\$9,INDEX(\$B\$9:\$D\$12,MATCH(\$
A\$9,\$B\$9:\$B12)+1,3))
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SalesAid Software
donaldb@281.com
"Andrew >" <<Andrew.zwlk1@excelforum-nospam.com> wrote in message
news:Andrew.zwlk1@excelforum-nospam.com...
> Perhaps this is on the right track...(Sorry, I'm just a newbie)
>
> Function Optimum(Weight As Integer)
> ' This function is to provide advice for raising weight to receive best
> airfreight rates possible
> ' by the means of a comment being automatically displayed if a less
> than optimum weight is entered.
> ' It also advises when the Minimum Rate will be charged.
> ' Below 45 kgs      \$4.70 per kg
> ' Below 100 kgs     \$4.00 per kg
> ' Below 500 kgs     \$3.30 per kg
> ' Above 500 kgs     \$2.60 per kg
> ' Minimum Rate      \$80.00
> If Weight = 0 Then
> Optimum = 0
> Else
> Select Case Weight > 500
> Optimum = 0
> Case Is >= 100, Is < 500, Weight * 3.3 > 500 * 2.6
> ActiveCell.Comment.Visible = True
> ActiveCell.Comment.Text Text:="Raise Weight to Limit 3"
> ActiveCell.Select
> Case Is >= 45, Is < 100, Weight * 4 > 100 * 3.3
> ActiveCell.Comment.Visible = True
> ActiveCell.Comment.Text Text:="Raise Weight to Limit 2"
> ActiveCell.Select
> Case Is < 45, Weight * 4.7 > 45 * 400, Weight * 4.7 > 80
> ActiveCell.Comment.Visible = True
> ActiveCell.Comment.Text Text:="Raise Weight to Limit 1"
> ActiveCell.Select
> Case Is < 80
> ActiveCell.Comment.Visible = True
> ActiveCell.Comment.Text Text:="Minimum Charged"
> ActiveCell.Select
> End Select
> End If
> End Function
>
> As you can see, I don't know enough VBA to program properly yet. Any
>
> No greater joy than learning a new trick.
>
>
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>

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Don
1/12/2004 4:43:05 PM
```How about me guys?

Alll I want to know is some VBA code to respond to different ranges of
numbers (I already know how to this with functions such as IF and INDEX
etc. with or without Conditional Formatting) It's the VBA code I want
to learn.

Say for the following ranges,

0-20     Do something like enter the text "Poor"
21-40   Do something like enter the text "Below Average"
41-60   Do something like enter the text "Average"
61-80   Do something like enter the text "Above Average"
81-100 Do something like enter the text "Great"

It has to run in such a way that as soon as one of the above ranges is
calculated by use of functions, the VBA does it stuff and inputs the
text in a specified cell, let's say H20 for arguments sake.

If anyone can tell me how to this, this will be a very big break for
me.

I really would apreciate it.

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1/16/2004 4:35:36 PM
```Hi Andrew,
Look up "select case" in VBA help for one solution.

--
John
johnf 202 at hotmail dot com

"Andrew >" <<Andrew.104v5a@excelforum-nospam.com> wrote in message
news:Andrew.104v5a@excelforum-nospam.com...
|
| Alll I want to know is some VBA code to respond to different ranges of
| numbers (I already know how to this with functions such as IF and INDEX
| etc. with or without Conditional Formatting) It's the VBA code I want
| to learn.
|
| Say for the following ranges,
|
| 0-20     Do something like enter the text "Poor"
| 21-40   Do something like enter the text "Below Average"
| 41-60   Do something like enter the text "Average"
| 61-80   Do something like enter the text "Above Average"
| 81-100 Do something like enter the text "Great"
|
| It has to run in such a way that as soon as one of the above ranges is
| calculated by use of functions, the VBA does it stuff and inputs the
| text in a specified cell, let's say H20 for arguments sake.
|
| If anyone can tell me how to this, this will be a very big break for
| me.
|
| I really would apreciate it.
|
|
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|

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me5306 (285)
1/16/2004 10:41:42 PM
```jaf wrote:
> [B]Hi Andrew,
> Look up "select case" in VBA help for one solution.
>
> --
> John
> johnf 202 at hotmail dot com
>
> John,
>
> You are a lifesaver! I finally got it!
>
> Ha ha, from now I make my own conditional formatting... :D
>
> Andrew

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1/17/2004 11:03:01 AM
```Well, I finally bought a beginners VBA programming book last night an
after half an hour of reading, I came up with the following function
(It doesn't calculate anything just yet, it just displays message boxe
to advise me to raise the weight, which was what I was after in th
first place - I can always do the actual calculation in another cell)

Function Airfreight(Weight, Limit1, Limit2, Limit3, Rate1, Rate2
Rate3, Rate4)
If Weight > 0 And Weight < Limit1 And Weight * Rate1 > Limit1 * Rate
Then MsgBox "Raise Weight to 45 kgs"
If Weight >= Limit1 And Weight < Limit2 And Weight * Rate2 > Limit2
Rate3 Then MsgBox "Raise Weight to 100 kgs"
If Weight >= Limit2 And Weight < Limit3 And Weight * Rate3 > Limit3
Rate4 Then MsgBox "Raise Weight to 500 kgs"
End Function

I intend to replace the messge boxes with comments later on or perhap
I can use both? More experimentation is required.

If, And & Then was all that I was after, perhaps my explanations wer
too difficult to understand

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2/8/2004 10:13:57 AM
```Andrew,

Adapted slightly to return the text (not Msgbox), make it only test until it
matches, and to throw an error if no valid condition is met

Function Airfreight(Weight, Limit1, Limit2, Limit3, Rate1, Rate2, Rate3,
Rate4)
If Weight > 0 And Weight < Limit1 And Weight * Rate1 > Limit1 * Rate2
Then
Airfreight "Raise Weight to 45 kgs"
ElseIf Weight >= Limit1 And Weight < Limit2 And Weight * Rate2 > Limit2
* Rate3 Then
Airfreight "Raise Weight to 100 kgs"
ElseIf Weight >= Limit2 And Weight < Limit3 And Weight * Rate3 > Limit3
* Rate4 Then
Airfreight "Raise Weight to 500 kgs"
Else
Airfreight = CVErr(xlErrValue)
End If
End Function

Maybe this will help in your learning.

--

HTH

Bob Phillips
... looking out across Poole Harbour to the Purbecks
(remove nothere from the email address if mailing direct)

"Andrew >" <<Andrew.11ayt7@excelforum-nospam.com> wrote in message
news:Andrew.11ayt7@excelforum-nospam.com...
> Well, I finally bought a beginners VBA programming book last night and
> after half an hour of reading, I came up with the following function.
> (It doesn't calculate anything just yet, it just displays message boxes
> to advise me to raise the weight, which was what I was after in the
> first place - I can always do the actual calculation in another cell)
>
> Function Airfreight(Weight, Limit1, Limit2, Limit3, Rate1, Rate2,
> Rate3, Rate4)
> If Weight > 0 And Weight < Limit1 And Weight * Rate1 > Limit1 * Rate2
> Then MsgBox "Raise Weight to 45 kgs"
> If Weight >= Limit1 And Weight < Limit2 And Weight * Rate2 > Limit2 *
> Rate3 Then MsgBox "Raise Weight to 100 kgs"
> If Weight >= Limit2 And Weight < Limit3 And Weight * Rate3 > Limit3 *
> Rate4 Then MsgBox "Raise Weight to 500 kgs"
> End Function
>
> I intend to replace the messge boxes with comments later on or perhaps
> I can use both? More experimentation is required.
>
> If, And & Then was all that I was after, perhaps my explanations were
> too difficult to understand?
>
>
> ---
> Message posted from http://www.ExcelForum.com/
>

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bob.phillips1 (6510)
2/8/2004 11:10:17 AM
```Thanks Bob.

Is "Airfreight = CVErr(xlErrValue)" a VBA equivalent to the ISERRO
function?

Andre

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2/8/2004 12:06:40 PM
```Andrew,

No, the opposite in fact. It doesn't test for an error as ISERROR does, it
sets the error. So if there is an invalid value passed in the function, and
none of the 3 criteria that are tested for are met, then the function will
return #VALUE into the calling cell. This makes it more compatible with
built-in Excel functions.

You could also test each argument for individual correctness, and
cross-validate them, but that would be very expensive performance wise in
your function, so I took the single, easy option.

--

HTH

Bob Phillips
... looking out across Poole Harbour to the Purbecks
(remove nothere from the email address if mailing direct)

"Andrew >" <<Andrew.11b412@excelforum-nospam.com> wrote in message
news:Andrew.11b412@excelforum-nospam.com...
> Thanks Bob.
>
> Is "Airfreight = CVErr(xlErrValue)" a VBA equivalent to the ISERROR
> function?
>
> Andrew
>
>
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>

```
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2/8/2004 12:42:47 PM

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When I click an IM link in WLMD I get the message "Windows Live Messenger is currently not signed-in with the same user acocunt...". I am using my work Win Live ID in Win Live Messenger and Home Win Live ID with WLMD. I want to stay logged in Messenger with thw Work Live ID. I have Linked my Win Live IDs but it still asks me to log out. Is there any way I can stay logged in to Messenger with by Work Live ID and access Messenger with WLMD using Home Live ID? If accessing the IM link from a contact in WLM, then no. You can open WLM with one ID and open WLMsg with anot...

calculation sundays between two dates
cell A1 has start date (eg) 12/08/05 cell A2 has end date (eg) 25/08/05 and cell A3 has the formular that displays a the number of sundays occured (in this example the result is 2) jeff thinkin Wrote: > cell A1 has start date (eg) 12/08/05 > cell A2 has end date (eg) 25/08/05 > > and cell A3 has the formular that displays a the number of sundays > occured > (in this example the result is 2) Hi jeff Try this > =SUMPRODUCT(--(WEEKDAY(ROW(INDIRECT(A14&":"&B14)))=1)) Where the red 1 indicates a Sunday, 2 would be Monday etc -- Paul Sheppard --...

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I currently use optimum for access to the internet. How do i figure out what the "pop server" is? i have no idea of how to set up the server information needed to send and receive emails. Optimum may be your ISP but are they also your preferred mail service provider? If so, see here: http://optimum.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/optimum.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p= _faqid=3D2397&p_sid=3D_1HXIKNj&p_lva=3D27 --=20 Gary VanderMolen, Microsoft MVP (Mail) http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/profile/vandermolen "Lavada" <Lavada@discussions.microso...

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I have a check box on a table. When I click it I want it to perform a calculation plugging in a new service date. I want to basically auto calculate after a task is completed and plug that value into the table. can you please help me in a good direction or approach to conquer this task. -Calvin thank you Calvin, First, if you're editing or entering data directly into your table... that should be avoided. That's what forms are for. A table has no events, like a check box AfterUpdate event, on which to trigger your code. Setting a checkbox to True on a form, would f...