Error Object (Excel)

Represents a spreadsheet error for a range.

Use the Item property of the Errors object to return an Error object.

Once an Error object is returned, you can use the Value property, in conjunction with the Errors property to check whether a particular error checking option is enabled.

Note Note

Be careful not to confuse the Error object with error handling features of Visual Basic.

The following example creates a formula in cell A1 referencing empty cells, and then it uses Item(index), where index identifies the error type, to display a message stating the situation.

Sub CheckEmptyCells() 
 
 Dim rngFormula As Range 
 Set rngFormula = Application.Range("A1") 
 
 ' Place a formula referencing empty cells. 
 Range("A1").Formula = "=A2+A3" 
 Application.ErrorCheckingOptions.EmptyCellReferences = True 
 
 ' Perform check to see if EmptyCellReferences check is on. 
 If rngFormula.Errors.Item(xlEmptyCellReferences).Value = True Then 
 MsgBox "The empty cell references error checking feature is enabled." 
 Else 
 MsgBox "The empty cell references error checking feature is not on." 
 End If 
 
End Sub
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