How to: Refer to Cells by Using Index Numbers

You can use the Cells property to refer to a single cell by using row and column index numbers. This property returns a Range object that represents a single cell. In the following example, Cells(6,1) returns cell A6 on Sheet1. The Value property is then set to 10.

Sub EnterValue() 
 Worksheets("Sheet1").Cells(6, 1).Value = 10 
End Sub

The Cells property works well for looping through a range of cells, because you can substitute variables for the index numbers, as shown in the following example.

Sub CycleThrough() 
 Dim Counter As Integer 
 For Counter = 1 To 20 
 Worksheets("Sheet1").Cells(Counter, 3).Value = Counter 
 Next Counter 
End Sub
Note Note

If you want to change the properties of (or apply a method to) a range of cells all at once, use the Range property. For more information, see Refer to Cells and Ranges by Using A1 Notation.

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