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Excel VBA Module Not Updating While Running

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Questions:

I have 2 modules, the main module updates the other module while running, and runs that module every time it updates.

The problem is that the other module seems to not being updated while running (it runs the very first module, since the outputs are all according to the first input). But after the run is completed, I checked the other module and it is updated. But the output is not according to that updated module.

I already asked the question, but did not get an answer.
VBA Function Module Not Calculating All Output Values

I found a similar question but the solution did not work in my case.
excel vba code module not updated during run

Option Explicit

Public Sub AddNewWorkBookTEST()

Dim nextline As Long, LastUsedRowList As Long
Dim CodeString As String

Dim x As Long
Dim KWATT As Double


Dim folderPath As String
folderPath = Application.ActiveWorkbook.Path

LastUsedRowList = Sheet4.Cells(Rows.Count, 1).End(xlUp).Row

For x = 1 To LastUsedRowList
    KWATT = Sheet4.Cells(x, 1)
    CodeString = CodeStringGenerator(KWATT)

    ''Update the module code
    With ActiveWorkbook.VBProject.VBComponents("MyNewTest").CodeModule
        .DeleteLines 1, .CountOfLines
    End With

    With ActiveWorkbook.VBProject.VBComponents("MyNewTest").CodeModule
        nextline = .CountOfLines + 1
        .InsertLines nextline, CodeString
    End With

CallOtherModule x
''Calling the function in the second module (where the code was copied).
'''Cannot call the function directly from this sub, since excel will 
''''crash:Call MyNewTest.SortedArray(x)

Next x


End Sub

''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
Public Sub CallOtherModule(ItemsCounter As Long)
    Call MyNewTest.SortedArray(ItemsCounter)
End Sub

''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
'''The function that writes the code of the second module as String
Function CodeStringGenerator(KWATT As Double) As String

CodeStringGenerator = "'Option Explicit" & vbCrLf & "Public Function 
SortedArray(ItemsCounter As Long) As Variant()" & vbCrLf & vbCrLf _
& "Dim TempSortedArray() As Variant" & vbCrLf _
& "Sheet4.Cells(ItemsCounter, 2) = " & KWATT + 5 & vbCrLf _
& "End Function" & vbCrLf

End Function

In sheet 4, the (input,output) (First Column,Second Column) is: 18, 23; 20, 23; 10, 23; 9, 23; 9,23; 10,23.

However, it should be 18, 23; 20, 25; 10, 15; 9, 14; 9,14; 10,15.

These are examples just to show the problem.

How to&Answers:

While giving a +1 to the perils of dynamically writing code, changing the method name seems to force a recompile:

Public Sub AddNewWorkBookTEST()

    Dim nextline As Long, LastUsedRowList As Long
    Dim CodeString As String
    Dim x As Long
    Dim KWATT As Double


    Dim folderPath As String
    folderPath = Application.ActiveWorkbook.Path

    LastUsedRowList = sheet4.Cells(Rows.Count, 1).End(xlUp).Row

    For x = 1 To LastUsedRowList
        KWATT = sheet4.Cells(x, 1)
        Debug.Print KWATT
        CodeString = CodeStringGenerator(x, KWATT)
        ''Update the module code
        With ActiveWorkbook.VBProject.VBComponents("MyNewTest").CodeModule
            .DeleteLines 1, .CountOfLines
            nextline = .CountOfLines + 1
            .InsertLines nextline, CodeString
        End With
        Application.Run "MyNewTest.SortedArray_" & x, x
    Next x
End Sub


Function CodeStringGenerator(x As Long, KWATT As Double) As String
    CodeStringGenerator = "'Option Explicit" & vbCrLf & _
    "Public Function SortedArray_" & x & "(ItemsCounter As Long) As Variant()" & vbCrLf & vbCrLf _
    & "Dim TempSortedArray() As Variant" & vbCrLf _
    & "Sheet4.Cells(ItemsCounter, 2) = " & KWATT + 5 & vbCrLf _
    & "End Function" & vbCrLf
End Function

Answer:

This example is based on your explanation of your problem. It’s highly likely that it is not a direct solution, but I’m hoping it can give you an idea how to structure your logic and code to craft a specific solution to your problem without generating code.

My suggestion is to review this example and see if you can apply it to your problem-space, then ask new questions here to overcome other problems that you encounter along the way.

The code below adjusts itself automatically for any number of fixed elements, steps, and check elements to produce a two-dimensional array of possible solutions to examine.

Option Explicit

Public Sub Main()
    Dim fixedElements As Variant
    fixedElements = Array(0.5, 0.75, 1#, 2#, 3#, 4#)

    Dim solutions As Variant
    solutions = SolveForLoad(totalLoad:=20, numberOfSteps:=3, _
                             fixedElements:=fixedElements)

    Dim solutionsRows As Long
    Dim solutionsCols As Long
    solutionsRows = UBound(solutions, 1) - LBound(solutions, 1) + 1
    solutionsCols = UBound(solutions, 2) - LBound(solutions, 2) + 1

    Sheet1.UsedRange.Clear

    Dim solutionArea As Range
    Set solutionArea = Sheet1.Range("A1").Resize(solutionsRows, solutionsCols)
    solutionArea = solutions

    '--- sort the solutions now, calulating std deviation and range from load
End Sub

Private Function SolveForLoad(ByVal totalLoad As Long, _
                              ByVal numberOfSteps As Long, _
                              ByRef fixedElements As Variant) As Variant
    Dim checkElements As Variant
    checkElements = Array(3, 6, 9, 12, 15)

    '--- two-dimensional array that will hold all possible results
    Dim results As Variant
    ReDim results(LBound(fixedElements) To UBound(fixedElements), _
                  LBound(checkElements) To UBound(checkElements))

    Dim i As Long
    Dim j As Long
    Dim checkResult As Double
    For i = LBound(fixedElements) To UBound(fixedElements)
        For j = LBound(checkElements) To UBound(checkElements)
            checkResult = numberOfSteps * (checkElements(j) * fixedElements(i))
            results(i, j) = checkResult
        Next j
    Next i
    SolveForLoad = results
End Function