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How to find or get the cell reference of the previous active cell in Excel?

While working with Microsoft Excel, you may need to know which cell is the previous active cell in current worksheet for some purposes. This article provides a method to get the cell reference of the previous active cell in Excel.

Find or get the cell reference of the previous active cell with VBA code


arrow blue right bubbleFind or get the cell reference of the previous active cell with VBA code


You can do as follows to find or get the cell reference of the previous active cell in Excel.

1. Press the Alt + F11 keys simultaneously to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, click Insert > Module. Then copy and paste below VBA code into the Code window. See screenshot:

VBA code: Find and get the cell reference of the previous active cell

Sub LastUsedCell()
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Application.Volatile
Application.Undo
Application.Undo
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

3. Press F5 key to run the code. Then you will locate in the address of the previous active cell in current worksheet immediately.

Note: You can get the cell reference of this cell in the Name box if you need.


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