I used Int as integer only because the originator of this thread had it in
his function and I didn't think about it (or test it). Actually, as it
stands, no parameter need be passed, as in your YOYO2 function.
Re Application.Volatile...From Help:
Marks a user-defined function as volatile. A volatile function must be
recalculated whenever calculation occurs in any cells on the worksheet. A
nonvolatile function is recalculated only when the input variables change.
This method has no effect if it's not inside a user-defined function used to
calculate a worksheet cell.
If you don't want it to calculate, you can use something like (untested)
Function xyz()
if<> then exit
end Function

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Gates [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2000 4:46 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: 4 Umlas re Finding Cells' Address within Function

In your YOYO function I couldn't work why u passed (int as integer).  I use
'int as integer' caused a compile error so I changed it to 'kkk as integer'
For what its's worth (FWIW) all 3 of the following functions work as
Function YOYO(kkk As Integer)
       YOYO = Application.Caller.Address
End Function

Function YOYO2()
       YOYO2 = Application.Caller.Address
End Function

Function YOYO3(Optional kkk)
       YOYO3 = Application.Caller.Address
End Function
In general I always include 'Application.Volatile' in all my functions
without really knowing why.  I have written some very complicated
depreciation functions for financial models containing a non homogeneous
time frame (eg months, quarters and years) and found that without the
'Application.Volatile', sometimes the depreciation was not recalculated as
As a regular contributor to the group, would you care to elaborate on the
use of 'Application Volatile'
Richard Gates
PS.  I have noticed that if I am working in another workbook which is
totally independent from calls to my depreciation model; if
Calculation=xlAutomatic, every time I change a cell in the independent
workbook, the depreciation function recalculates in the dormant (yet open)
financial model.  It can be a real time waster!


----- Original Message ----- 
From: Umlas, Robert  <mailto:[log in to unmask]> 
To: [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>  
Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2000 1:18 AM
Subject: RE: Finding Cells' Address within Function

This will return the address of the calling cell, no matter where it is
called from:
Function YOYO(int as integer)
       YOYO = Application.Caller.Address
End Function

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Gates [ mailto:[log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> ]
Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2000 6:31 AM
To: [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>

Subject: Re: Finding Cells' Address within Function

What u are asking for seems reasonable but unfortunately a function has only
one purpose and that is to return a value for the function name.
Within a function you can call other SUBS and FUNCTIONS but nowhere down the
chain can you change the structure, properties or values of the Application.
You can only return a value.
Most of us have tried without success.  If any other members have been able
to do so, would you submit an example.
Richard Gates
----- Original Message ----- 
From: John Putman < [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> >
To: Excel-Discuss < [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> >
Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2000 11:10 AM
Subject: Finding Cells' Address within Function

> hi group...
> I am trying to do something that I haven't seen before in a function...
> I have a spreadsheet function ("YOYO(int as Integer)") that I want to
> calculate a value for (like a regular function) AND I would also like to
> change the ID property of the same cell depending on the contents of the
> function arguments as well.
> If I were entering the formulas one at a time, it would be no problem at
> all... I could simply include
> ActiveCell.ID = int
> YoYo=int
> and it returns the correct thing for each property.  However, the problem
> that when the sheet recalcs or if I were to paste the function to a range
> larger than one cell, the ID property will only set on the active cell,
> which does not change.  So what I'm looking for is a way, within the
> function, to tell which cell I'm actually calculating instead of the
> "activecell".  It seems like since Excel knows which cell it is currently
> calculating, we should be able to pull that info somehow.
> Thanks guys!

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