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Excel VBA Read Formatted Cell value




In Excel VBA if a particular cell has been formatted to a particular format such as as a custom date format.

If the value is being read or retrieve using VBA, VBA might not be able to read the data as expected.

Example, Range B2 has been formatted to a custom format as "h:mm AM/PM".

Range B2 has a value of 3:08 PM as displayed on excel worksheet.

In VBA to retrieve the cell value, code could be:

Dim xval as variant



xval=range("B2").value



msgbox xval

Msgbox xval will not display as "3:08 PM", it might be displayed as a decimal value because of the custom formatting set on the cell.

To get the value as displayed on the cell, code can be changed as:

Dim xval as Variant



xval=Range("B2").Text



Msgbox xval

Msgbox will display the value as seen on the excel worksheet.


Cheers..Hope it helps..

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