How to: Refer to Cells by Using Index Numbers

Excel Developer Reference

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
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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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