Macros Not Working When Sheet Is Password Protected
Jan 9, 2007
I am trying to password protect some of the cells in a worksheet. However doing that starts giving errors with Macros. The Macros are no longer working and infact giving error. What can I do to stop that happening?
I have a spreadsheet, which has certain worksheets that are password protected. I need to make changes to some of the formulas, and the VBA modules, however I cannot remember the password!! Is there a way of identifying the password??
For some reason I thought this would be simple, but not as simple as I thought. I have a UserForm that enters data into a sheet, but before it is entered, the user is prompted for the sheet password (sheet is protected). What I tried to do is use an error handler to exit the sub if the password is incorrect, user hits Cancel, etc. Here is the code I am using:
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.
Does anyone know if there is a way to unprotect a sheet. The person who created this spreadsheet no longer works for our company and although we can see the spreadsheet, the formulas are hidden so we can't figure out where the data is being pulled in from. Any ideas?
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.
When I either manually check the box for allowing sorting and autofiltering, or I do it through vba with:
With Sheets("Inventory") .Protect Password:="###", AllowSorting:=True, AllowFiltering:=True, AllowUserInterface:=True .EnableAutoFilter = True End With
I still am unable to use the icons. The icons are clickable to filter or sort, but every time they say that the cells I am selecting are protected. I want them to be protected from editing the data, but want to allow them to be sorted or filtered.
The sheet was working fine, then all of a sudden (i dont know what i have done) the up and down arrows (on my kayboard) wont work when the sheet is protected, when i unprotect the sheet they work fine, i can use left and right. i have checked the scroll lock isnt pressed/illuminated on my keyboard.
I have a data set that is defined as a table (Ctrl + T). There are formulas so I locked those cells and Protected the sheet. If I am at the bottom right cell, and press Tab to add a new row, I get an error message: "Cannot use this table functionality on a protected sheet"
I really need to protect the cells with formulas so that the are not accidentally deleted. But I also want to retain the Table format.
I have a workbook in excel 2003 which I had been running the following macros (listed below). We recently upgraded to Excel 07, and neither are working. When I try to run them, the "debug" option highlights the following line in the sort macro "Range("A2:z" & lastcell).Sort key1:=.Columns(1)". This is driving me crazy, as the macros worked perfectly under the older version of Microsoft. Is there an issue with crossfunctionality between '03 and '07'.
Private Sub Worksheet_change(ByVal target As Excel.Range) If target.Column = 1 Then ThisRow = target.Row startRow = 1 i = 1 Set ws = ActiveSheet maxRow = Cells.SpecialCells(xlLastCell).Row maxCol = Cells.SpecialCells(xlLastCell).Column ActiveSheet.UsedRange.Interior.ColorIndex = xlNone Do While i
I have a master document which maintains employees vacation an lieu time. I want to create a document for each employee where they can view all of their own person information by linking it to the master. The only problem is is that the master document is password protected. They can't have the password or they could access the master document and other employees confidential information. Is there a way to update there own document without entering the password or codon so the password automatically enters without them seeing it.
I have an add-in which I want to share with others, but I want to protect the code from modification.
I know how to apply a password to a VBA project (Tools -> Project Properties -> Protection) but the problem is this: when a colleague installs the add-in, the subroutines within the add-in are not available in the Macros list to be added to the ribbon (in the Customize Ribbon window). The subroutines only appear when I remove the password.
Code: Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Excel.Range) ActiveSheet.Unprotect ("kellyz") If Intersect(Target, Columns("o:o")) Is Nothing Then Exit Sub For Each C In Intersect(Target, Columns("O:O"))
As soon as i type anything in the columns, my sheet is unprotected. I need the sheet protected so that the users can not change my formulas.
I have two workbooks in the same folder on a shared drive. Workbook2 is linked to workbook1. I have protected Workbook1 with a password protected to limit access.
When my collegues who use workbook2 try to open it, it asks for the password for workbook1 before opening. When they ignore that and go a head to open the file. The new information from workbook1 is not updated into workbook2.
How can i mentain my password in workbook1, and keep the files linked such that they can be able to see the new information in workbook2 without knowing the password for workbook1.
I am trying to import data into Excel from a webpage using the web query function; however, the webpage requires a login and password. I have the required login and password, but I cannot figure out how to make excel automatically input these into the correct fields and login in order to import the data.
Since I am trying to make all of our databases update automatically, I don't want to enter this info everyday when the macro runs.