Macro To Lock Cells In Protected Sheet Depending On Criteria
Dec 13, 2007
I have a Workbook that I use to log invoices and credit notes and it is password protected so that the cells that contain formulas are locked and therefore not selectable.
What I wanted to know is. Is it possible to lock other cells depending on what values are in certain cells?
Let me explain. I have Columns G & H which contain the heading 'Credit Note Number' & 'Credit Note Amount'. Now in columns I & J I have the heading 'Invoice Number' & 'Invoice Amount' respectively.
What I have done is to make a condional formatting so that If I put a value in cells in column G it will change the colour of the adjacent cells in columns I & J, likewise If I fill in cells in column I the conditional formatting will change the colour of adjacent cells in coulumn G & H. This helps me to see whether a row contains a credit note or an invoice.
What I would ideally like is for a Macro that would automatically locks cells G & H in a particular row that I am currently working on if I enter data into the cell in column I. Likewise if I am entering data in column G in the row I am currently working on for a credit note, then lock columns I & J in the row I am currently in.
Any Ideas how this can be done? Also can locking and unlocking of cells be done in VBA while the sheet is protected or would the macro need to temporarily unprotect sheet, lock the cells then protect sheet again?
PS: I have uploaded a Jpeg of what my conditional formatting does to try and illustrate what it is I need.
I've got a work book with numourous password protected sheets which i quite often have to update (as i use around 10 of these with at least 10 sheets in each its time consuming). I've had several goes at creating 2 macros to unlock and then lock the sheets (with my password). I've managed to create on that unlocks the sheets using the password but i can't get a macro to lock the sheets up again using the password.
I'm looking for a solution to a problem and from what I've read in the forums so far, this is the place to come. I first want to say that I have tried to solve the problem by using guidance from other similar threads and adapt those answers to my needs, but as my understanding of VBA is non-existent this was somewhat difficult. I don't want to post a repeat question and I hate wasting people's time if unnecessary, but I can't do this on my own.
That being said, here is the problem;
(I have attached a simplified copy of the worksheet I am working on for reference)
I would like to lock a particular cell in my spreadsheet based upon the selections made from two drop down validation lists (Cells “C4” & “D4”)
Essentially, if a correct choice is made in both, then the cell “E4” becomes unlocked for editing. If however, the correct selection is made in one list, but not the other, I need the cell “E4” to remain locked and a message to appear to prompt the user to correct their mistake.
Furthermore, both the validation lists have a whole range of selections that are very similar but have subtle differences;
"Soft Eye by Talurit" "Soft Eye by Splice"
Is it possible to write a VBA code that performs a similar function to the =IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("**",))) formula, so that if any choice that contains the word "Soft" is selected from either or both lists then the cell “E4” becomes unlocked, but if the selection does not contain that word then the cell remains locked?
If anyone could provide a code to make this happen, I would be very grateful! But please explain how to do this, as the word “Soft” won’t be the only parameter and I may need to alter the code so I need to understand the principle behind it; For example, on the spreadsheet, if in the ‘Inboard End’ list a ‘Soft Eye’ is selected and on the ‘Outboard End List’ a ‘Soft Eye’ is selected then cell E4 is unlocked for editing. If in the ‘Inboard End’ list a ‘Soft Eye’ is selected and on the ‘Outboard End List’ a ‘Fused and Tapered’ is selected then cell E4 is unlocked for editing, but if in the ‘Inboard End’ list a ‘Soft Eye’ is selected and on the ‘Outboard End List’ a ‘Standard Eye’ is selected then cell E4 remains locked and an error message appears to alert the user that his/her choices are incorrect. If however, "Soft" is not selected in either list then cell E4 remains locked (it has to be selected in at least one of the two lists to allow editing).
This is a work in progress (not all the formulas that will eventually be used have been entered yet, so please excuse the untidiness of it all) and the choices are likely to change based on input from my colleagues, so I need to understand how the VBA works in order to alter it accordingly, but I don’t want to put any more work into this (it’s still in the early stages) if it isn’t possible to achieve these needs.
I have a table with several criterias (Name of supplier, date, amount paid to this supplier). This table is my inputs. Each time I have an expense, I put down the name of the supplier and the amount of the expense and the date when it occurs.
I have another table with name of each supplier in rows and the date in column. Sometimes I have 2 amount for a same supplier for the same month. I would like this amounts sum in my table. I cant find a good formula to do it efficiently.
I am using Excel 2010 and I have a password protected workbook with password protected sheets that uses several macros. Most of them, in order to run, have to un-protect the sheet and then re-protect it again. This has been accomplished easily enough by adding ActiveSheet.Unprotect Password:= "mypassword" and ActiveSheet.Protect Password:= "mypassword" to the appropriate places in the script. All of my macros, which do various things like sorting and moving data, deleting blank rows, displaying dialog boxes containing warning messages etc. run fine.
My problem is this: when I password protect the sheets manually, I have checked the following options in the "Protect Sheet" dialog box. Under "Allow users of this worksheet to" I have checked 1)Select unlocked cells and 2)Format cells. After entering my password and closing the dialog box my sheet is protected, but I can edit cells in the manner my allowances permit. However, once I run any of the macros that un-protect and re-protect the sheet, I remain able to select and edit unlocked cells (practically, for my purposes, this means that I can input data which will appear in the default font size and color of the sheet) but I cannot format cells (which, practically, for my purposes would allow me to occasionally change the font color and size of the data). Naturally, after running a macro, the other cell-formatting options are unavailable to me as well. Is there any way to get my manual selections to remain in place after running a macro that functions as mine do? Or is there any way to make my manual selections the default settings for a protected sheet?
Some of the sheets in my spreadsheet contain some data and graphs with a few macros that are run when a button is pressed. At the bottom I have some comments with a macro that is run to timestamp when these comments are updated or edited.
What I would like to do is lock the entire sheet so that the data and graphs can't be tampered with, apart from the comments part at the bottom because I'd like to be able to have the comments editable. So far I have managed to do that, but when I edit a comment and the timestamp code is run it creates a run-time error 1004. I could just remove the timestamp code I guess but I'd like to keep it there... figuring that there must be a solution.
How can I work around this problem ? Either by being able to keep the sheet locked and still have the timestamp code run, or have it temporarily unlock the sheet - run the code - and then re-lock the sheet.
I want to populate "selections" sheet with data from the previous sheet (it will be the date) depending on the value of a cell in column G. You will see I have already got the data from 27th April into my selections sheet but wondered if it can be done by a formula to save me copy and paste time?
Excel 2007 or 2003 Is there code to be able choose the formating of a cell when right clicked if the cell is Unprotected. But, the sheet is Protect and the Workbook is Protected. Without Unprotecting anything 1st.
The reason being is sometimes the user may need to change the type of font from Arial, or Gdt or Y14.5M.
I have certain cells which I want the formulas hidden to the end user and protected so they can't update them.
I've locked and hidden these cells and protected the sheet however my Macro's fail to work thereafter.
Protect the sheet for the user interface only. This has to be done in VBA:
- Activate the sheet.
- Activate the Visual Basic Editor (Alt+F11).
- Activate the Immediate window (Ctrl+G).
- Press Enter. - Type
- Press Enter.
The sheet is now protected for the end user, but VBA code can freely manipulate it.This works well however when I go to another page and do the same it stops working on the original sheet.I would like to know if there is an easy way to:
protect/unprotect all sheets in one go and have the macros still work?
When I protect pages individually I want the following to be allowed:
Select unlocked/locked cells Format Sort Use autofilter use pivottable
I will first save which cells are un/locked & hidden.
I have a sheet for data entry. On that sheet a button to run macro to scale the graphs on sheet 2. If I protect sheet 2 though because I am thinking of letting others use this program. It gives me an error 400.
I am creating a series of macros for a workbook, and at the beginning of each macro I unprotect all sheets and at the end of each macro I protect the sheets once more. The issue I am having is that even with these macros in place, I continue to receive an Excel alert message saying:
"The cell or chart that you are trying to change is protected and therefore read-only. To modify a protected cell or chart, first remove protection using the Unprotect Sheet command (Review tab, Changes group). You may be prompted for a password."
The macro will then run. Everything works as it should, but I do not want this error message to pop up. I have tried inserting
I'm using Microsoft Excel 2008 for Mac version 12.2.0 (090605) (Mac OS 10.5).
I created a sheet, selected some cells to be locked and others to be unlocked (using Format > Cells), then I used Tools > Protection > Protect Sheet (choosing Contents only, not Objects or Scenarios). This has the desired effect of protecting the locked cells from users accidentally typing changes and overwriting their current contents.
I can still enter new data in the unlocked cells as expected, but unexpectedly I cannot change the formatting of unlocked cells (e.g., shading, font - bold). These are *unlocked* cells so even if the sheet is protected, why can't I change the formatting for them? It is too tedious to Unprotect the sheet every time I need to change formatting of an unlocked cell.
I have zero experience with Visual Basic and can't even find options that others have described (e.g., right clicking the sheet name does not yield "Show code" and Tools > Macros does not yield anything comprehensible about VBA). So if your suggestions involve something complex, please do include detailed instructions!
I have a worksheet with employees names and their overtime hours worked that week. I would like to add some code to a button that will prompt for a password. If that password matches a predefiened password then lock a range of cells and place a time stamp next to the button and maybe change the button color of the button to Red. Now if the person with the password wants to change the locked cells, they can click the button again and enter the password and the button will turn green so they can make the changes. I would like the time stamp to be updated every time the cells are locked. Also wanted to have one button for every work week so about four buttons per worksheet. Here is an example of the worksheet. The range of cells I want to lock are the ones in bold.
I am getting an error when I protect a worksheet and save it. Upon re-opening the worksheet, I try to use the cells that are being formatted by a macro, but I get the following error...
Run-time error '1004':
Unable to set the NumberFormat property of the Range Class.
If I open the worksheet and it is already protected from when I last closed it, then I get the error. If I unprotect the sheet, then close it and reopen it, then I don't get the error. Does anyone know what I might be missing or doing wrong.
I have used a small macro to format the sheet to hide cells with no entries and then print. The problem is that when the sheet is protected, then macro wont work. The sheet needs to be protected by the end user. I am only really learning excel, I could add to the following so the sheet can remain protected?
Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range) Dim Rng Dim MyCell Set Rng = Range("A1:AA7672") For Each MyCell In Rng
The problem is that it is not dynamic and it's super slow. The larger my range is the slower it operates and right now it's almost unusable.
The workbook I am using gets touched by 10 different people and I want to prevent tampering. I want for the workbook to be, when protected, have all the blank cells editable and once a value is inserted, it cannot be edited again and not work so unbelievably slow.
I have a macro in Module1 of workbook "BAU" called "ExtractToSheets" which exports data depending on the contents of a cell (Thanks royUK et al)
At the moment however, you must run the macro manually to export the data.
Now, i have put some simple validation in column K of worksheet "BAU Data" within the "BAU" workbook. Whenever a cell within a predefined range with column K is changed to "Yes" i want the macro to run AND i want the row the cell is in to be locked so it cannot be edited further by the user. I have had too many users mess up previous sheets i have made to collect my data, and i wish to make this one somewhat more idiot-proof! Any pearls of wisdom folks?
I would have attached a representation of my sheet, unfortunately because there is now a macro in my spreadsheet, our trigger-happy security software won't let me post it!
Code: Else Sheet8.Unprotect Password:="rm123abc" Sheet8.Range("V" & rw) = "Item is not found in the Data Base. Please Contact DME for all documentation requirements for this item" Sheet8.Protect Password:="rm123abc", AllowFiltering:=True, AllowInsertingRows:=True, AllowDeletingRows:=True End If
Unfortunately, once the code has run and has finished re-protecting my sheet, it doesn't allow the user to select locked cells. These locked cells contain hyperlinks, and they need to click on these hyperlinks to navigate through my workbook.
So I have two questions:
1. How can I enable allow user to select locked cells 2. Do I have to allow the user to select locked cells to access my hyperlinks, or is there another option?
I have this excel sheet I'm trying to create (to make my life better at work). It's to track credit card refunds. It'll be saved on sharepoint. So my department will fill in the data on the "Ops" side, and then the accounts department will fill in their side. It's very rudimentary, but anything is better than the old, tattered BOOK we are currently using.
So far, I have the user/date/time stamps autofill, when the user fills in "Entered by" or "Recieved by". I have those cells locked so no one can edit it. I have separte passwords for both sides (Ops and Accounts).
What I want now is to be able to:
1. Lock each line once it's been entered and saved. Say my department fills in one entry. We save it. After that, it CANNOT be edited. If there are any changes, I'll put in a remarks column so people can enter stuff.
2. If someone enters the first two columns (Guest name, booking number), then the "Entered by" HAS to be filled, or the workbook cannot be saved.
3. ONLY letters can be used for Guest Name and Entered by. I've tried different things for this. While I've managed to make it work if the user enters a digit first, I can still enter John56, and it'll pass. I need it to only allow letters (and spaces).
4. The "Booking Number" should only allow six digits. No less no more than six digits. It can be 000001 even. But it has to have six. And, obviously, no letters, no spaces.
In the "ThisWorkbook" module, I've got this code:
Code: Private Sub Workbook_Open() Dim wSheet As Worksheet For Each wSheet In Worksheets wSheet.Protect Password:="hurlEy!", _ UserInterFaceOnly:=True Next wSheet End Sub
In the sheet1 module, I've got this code:
Code: Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Excel.Range) On Error GoTo enditall Application.EnableEvents = False If Target.Cells.Column = 3 Then With Target If .Value "" Then .Offset(, 1).Value = Environ("username")
I have the following macro so that we can use the outline feature without having to unprotect a sheet.
Private Sub Workbook_Open() With Worksheets("Schedule") .Protect Password:="APQP", Userinterfaceonly:=True[code]....
However once the macro is run, filtering will not work without unprotecting the sheet first. If you choose not to run the macro, filtering will work without unprotecting the sheet however the outline feature will not. what I need to add and where to make both the outline and filter features to work without having to unptotect the sheet?