# How to continue the code on the next line in VBA

## How to continue the code on the next line in VBA

### Question

I would like to type the mathematical forumla in VBA code which many lines. I would like to split it into many lines. How do I do it?

For example:

```
U_matrix(i, j, n + 1) = k * b_xyt(xi, yi, tn) / (4 * hx * hy) * U_matrix(i + 1, j + 1, n) + (k * (a_xyt(xi, yi, tn) / hx ^ 2 + d_xyt(xi, yi, tn) / (2 * hx)))
```

is very long. would like to split it.

Tried this:

```
U_matrix(i, j, n + 1) = k * b_xyt(xi, yi, tn) / (4 * hx * hy) * U_matrix(i + 1, j + 1, n)
_+ (k * (a_xyt(xi, yi, tn) / hx ^ 2 + d_xyt(xi, yi, tn) / (2 * hx)))
```

But not working.. Need some guidance on this..

### Accepted Answer

To have newline in code you use `_`

Example:

```
Dim a As Integer
a = 500 _
+ 80 _
+ 90
MsgBox a
```

### Popular Answer

```
(i, j, n + 1) = k * b_xyt(xi, yi, tn) / (4 * hx * hy) * U_matrix(i + 1, j + 1, n) + _
(k * (a_xyt(xi, yi, tn) / hx ^ 2 + d_xyt(xi, yi, tn) / (2 * hx)))
```

_{From ms support}To continue a statement from one line to the next, type

a spacefollowed by the line-continuation character [the underscore character on your keyboard (_)].You can break a line at

an operator, list separator, or period.

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In VBA (and VB.NET) the line terminator (carriage return) is used to signal the end of a statement. To break long statements into several lines, you need to

Use the line-continuation character, which is an underscore (_), at the point at which you want the line to break.

The underscore must be immediately preceded by a space and immediately followed by a line terminator(carriage return).

In other words: Whenever the interpreter encounters the sequence `<space>`

`_`

* <line terminator>*, it is ignored and parsing continues on the next line. Note, that even when ignored, the line continuation still acts as a token separator, so it cannot be used in the middle of a variable name, for example. You also cannot continue a comment by using a line-continuation character.

To break the statement in your question into several lines you could do the following:

```
U_matrix(i, j, n + 1) = _
k * b_xyt(xi, yi, tn) / (4 * hx * hy) * U_matrix(i + 1, j + 1, n) + _
(k * (a_xyt(xi, yi, tn) / hx ^ 2 + d_xyt(xi, yi, tn) / (2 * hx)))
```

(Leading whitespaces are ignored.)

If you want to insert this formula `=SUMIFS(B2:B10,A2:A10,F2)`

into cell G2, here is how I did it.

```
Range("G2")="=sumifs(B2:B10,A2:A10," & _
"F2)"
```

To split a line of code, add an ampersand, space and underscore.