How to: Refer to Cells by Using Index Numbers
Last modified: June 30, 2011
Applies to: Excel 2013 | Office 2013 | VBA
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.
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
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.