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Chapter 9: Working with VBA Sub Procedures
Working with VBA
Sub Procedures
In This Chapter
Declaring and creating VBA Sub procedures
Executing procedures
Passing arguments to a procedure
Using error-handling techniques
An example of developing a useful procedure
About Procedures
A procedure is a series of VBA statements that resides in a VBA module, which you access in the
Visual Basic Editor (VBE). A module can hold any number of procedures. A procedure holds a
group of VBA statements that accomplishes a desired task. Most VBA code is contained in
You have a number of ways to call, or execute, procedures. A procedure is executed from
beginning to end, but it can also be ended prematurely.
A procedure can be any length, but many people prefer to avoid creating extremely
long procedures that perform many different operations. You may find it easier to write
several smaller procedures, each with a single purpose. Then, design a main procedure
that calls those other procedures. This approach can make your code easier to maintain.
Some procedures are written to receive arguments. An argument is simply information that is
used by the procedure and that is passed to the procedure when it is executed. Procedure
arguments work much like the arguments that you use in Excel worksheet functions. Instructions
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