Range.GoalSeek Method

Excel Developer Reference

Calculates the values necessary to achieve a specific goal. If the goal is an amount returned by a formula, this calculates a value that, when supplied to your formula, causes the formula to return the number you want. Returns True if the goal seek is successful.


expression.GoalSeek(Goal, ChangingCell)

expression A variable that represents a Range object.


Name Required/Optional Data Type Description
Goal Required Variant The value you want returned in this cell.
ChangingCell Required Range Specifies which cell should be changed to achieve the target value.

Return Value


This example assumes that Sheet1 has a cell named "Polynomial" that contains the formula =(X^3)+(3*X^2)+6 and another cell named "X" that’s empty. The example finds a value for X so that Polynomial contains the value 15.

Visual Basic for Applications
  Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("Polynomial").GoalSeek _
    Goal:=15, _