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Range.NavigateArrow method

Navigates a tracer arrow for the specified range to the precedent, dependent, or error-causing cell or cells. Selects the precedent, dependent, or error cells and returns a Range object that represents the new selection. This method causes an error if it's applied to a cell without visible tracer arrows.


expression.NavigateArrow (TowardPrecedent, ArrowNumber, LinkNumber)

expression A variable that represents a Range object.


Name Required/Optional Data type Description
TowardPrecedent Optional Variant Specifies the direction to navigate; True to navigate toward precedents, False to navigate toward dependents.
ArrowNumber Optional Variant Specifies the arrow number to navigate; corresponds to the numbered reference in the cell's formula.
LinkNumber Optional Variant If the arrow is an external reference arrow, this argument indicates which external reference to follow. If this argument is omitted, the first external reference is followed.

Return value



This example navigates along the first tracer arrow from cell A1 on Sheet1 toward the precedent cell. The example should be run on a worksheet containing a formula in cell A1 that includes references to cells D1, D2, and D3 (for example, the formula =D1 * D2 * D3).

Before running the example, select cell A1, and on the Formulas tab, in the Formula Auditing group, select Trace Precedents.

ActiveCell.NavigateArrow True, 1

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