#### Formula appearing instead of result

```I have the following code in a macro
If Range("g" & x - 1) > 2 Then     'charlie if
ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "=R[-1]C[-3]-RC[-3]"
ElseIf Range("g" & x - 1) < 2 Then
ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "=R[-1]C[-3]-RC[-3]"
Else: ActiveCell.Value = "2 yellow"
End If

In the active cell, I am getting "=R[-1]C[-3]-RC[-3]" showing up instead of
the result.  I've tried chaning formatting to general, text, number, etc.
Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't.  The last time I ran the macro, I
got a mix of success and failure with the cells formatted as text.
Any ideas why this is happening?
TIA
Papa J
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```Hi,

The cells may be formatted as text so try this. Also note your code can be
simplified to this version

If Range("g" & x - 1) <> 2 Then 'charlie if
With ActiveCell
.NumberFormat = "General"
.FormulaR1C1 = "=R[-1]C[-3]-RC[-3]"
End With
Else
ActiveCell.Value = "2 yellow"
End If
--
Mike

When competing hypotheses are otherwise equal, adopt the hypothesis that
introduces the fewest assumptions while still sufficiently answering the
question.

"Papa Jonah" wrote:

> I have the following code in a macro
>         If Range("g" & x - 1) > 2 Then     'charlie if
>             ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "=R[-1]C[-3]-RC[-3]"
>           ElseIf Range("g" & x - 1) < 2 Then
>             ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "=R[-1]C[-3]-RC[-3]"
>             Else: ActiveCell.Value = "2 yellow"
>         End If
>
> In the active cell, I am getting "=R[-1]C[-3]-RC[-3]" showing up instead of
> the result.  I've tried chaning formatting to general, text, number, etc.
> Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't.  The last time I ran the macro, I
> got a mix of success and failure with the cells formatted as text.
> Any ideas why this is happening?
> TIA
> Papa J
``` 0  Utf
3/22/2010 2:41:02 PM
```Thanks Mike!

"Mike H" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> The cells may be formatted as text so try this. Also note your code can be
> simplified to this version
>
> If Range("g" & x - 1) <> 2 Then 'charlie if
>     With ActiveCell
>         .NumberFormat = "General"
>         .FormulaR1C1 = "=R[-1]C[-3]-RC[-3]"
>      End With
> Else
>     ActiveCell.Value = "2 yellow"
> End If
> --
> Mike
>
> When competing hypotheses are otherwise equal, adopt the hypothesis that
> introduces the fewest assumptions while still sufficiently answering the
> question.
>
>
> "Papa Jonah" wrote:
>
> > I have the following code in a macro
> >         If Range("g" & x - 1) > 2 Then     'charlie if
> >             ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "=R[-1]C[-3]-RC[-3]"
> >           ElseIf Range("g" & x - 1) < 2 Then
> >             ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "=R[-1]C[-3]-RC[-3]"
> >             Else: ActiveCell.Value = "2 yellow"
> >         End If
> >
> > In the active cell, I am getting "=R[-1]C[-3]-RC[-3]" showing up instead of
> > the result.  I've tried chaning formatting to general, text, number, etc.
> > Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't.  The last time I ran the macro, I
> > got a mix of success and failure with the cells formatted as text.
> > Any ideas why this is happening?
> > TIA
> > Papa J
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