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In Microsoft Excel, there are two different methods that you can use to return multiple values from a custom function: One method returns a variable-sized array, and the other method returns a fixed-size array.
This article contains sample Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications procedures that demonstrate each of these methods.
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Method 1: Return a Variable-Size Result ArrayThis method returns an array of values based on an argument range. The size of the resulting array varies, depending on the number of elements in the argument array.
The sample custom function in the following example accepts an array (a range of values) as its argument, and then multiplies each value in the range by 100.
Method 2: Return a Fixed-Size Result ArrayThis method for returning multiple values from a custom function assumes that you have a fixed number of elements in the resulting array.
The following custom function accepts a starting time and an ending time, and returns the number of hours, minutes, and seconds between them in a three-row by one-column array.
Elapsed_Time = Array(hours, minutes, seconds)
For more information about using arrays, in the Visual Basic Editor, click Microsoft Visual Basic Help on the Help menu, type using array in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.
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