Merits Of VBA Protect Vs Non-Protect

Jul 26, 2006

I would like to protect the intellectual property of an application and have read differing opinions of the merits of protecting VBA code. What are the opinions of the experts on this forum? Are the password breaker programs so advanced that protecting code is a waste of time and only a hinderance to debugging and troubleshooting?

I am using MS Excel 2003 (11.5612) on XP.

I apologize if this topic has already been covered on this forum. I searched but did not find exactly what I was looking for. I am happy to review an old post if one exists.

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Password Protect Columns - Hide And Protect Ability To Unhide

Jan 17, 2013

Some sensitive data is held on worksheets that are used by people that do not have access to see the data.

It would be most convenient to keep the data in these worksheets but hide it from view of the users.

Is there a way to password protect a users ability to unhide a column?

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Password Protect: Unlock The Worksheet, Autofilter It, Print It, Unfilter It, And Password Protect The Sheet Again?

Jan 12, 2007

I have a sheet that is password protected. I have this code attached to a command button. It will unlock the worksheet, autofilter it, print it, unfilter it, and password protect the sheet again. However it is protecting it without a password. I need to have it protected with the password so that someone will not be able to just go to tools to unprotect the sheet.

Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
ActiveSheet.Unprotect "rainforest"
Selection.AutoFilter Field:=1, Criteria1:=">0", Operator:=xlAnd
ActiveWindow.SelectedSheets.PrintOut Copies:=1, Collate:=True
Selection.AutoFilter Field:=1
ActiveSheet.Protect DrawingObjects:=True, Contents:=True, Scenarios:=True _
, AllowSorting:=True, AllowFiltering:=True
End Sub

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How To Protect Sheet

Jul 10, 2014

I make excel file that contains certain formulas and graphs. Now I wonder is that a way for protect that file so it can be used only on specific cumputer, so if someone copy that file and paste it on their computer file will not work properly

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Protect The Range

Apr 5, 2007

i have a sheet that i write the date in Column D ,

A B c D
code name amount date
1 123 nasser 12.333 01-04-2007
2 123 nasser 122.333 02-04-2007
3 123 nasser 122.333 03-04-2007
4 123 nasser 122.333 04-04-2007
5 123 nasser 122.333 05-04-2007

what i try to do is to protect the range from A1 to D4 , which means to not edit any data in the day that before today , and to do it automaticaly every time i open the sheet
how to make that micro

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Nov 18, 2008

I am trying to protect an addin I have. I can protect the shared woorkbook, but when I save it as an addin the code is visible to the addin.

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Dec 8, 2008

I can protect my all sheet in excel but How to protect single cell or column, row? Is there any code for protect.

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Protect Workbook

Jan 19, 2009

Is there a button to protect a workbook in the same way that you can protect sheets? For example, I don't want a user to be able to touch any locked cells and there's multiple worksheets in this workbook. Do I have to go to each worksheet and protect them or is there a button to protect all worksheets at once?

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Protect The VBA Of Workbook

Mar 27, 2009

I have created an Excel workbook and protected the sheet. However, it still allows me go into the VBA section (Alt+F11) and edit away to their heart's content.

How can I protect my spreadsheet, as well as the VBA associated with it?

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Protect A Worksheet From Changes

Apr 24, 2009

how to protect a worksheet from changes so that I am still able to change one cell on the worksheet but not any other cells.

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Protect By PC Serial

Dec 5, 2007

is there a VBA that can protect the workbook by the computer serial Number .. so it won't work on another pc than this?

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Protect Sheet

Jan 21, 2010

My user form has a line of code that protects the sheets and does not allow any changes and selection of cells. It worked great on my personla computer.

Running the file on another computer the code does not protect the sheet. The strange thing is that if I go the Tools>Protection> the options is set to Unprotect. That measn that the code actually has protected the sheet but I am still able to make chages. If I manually unprotect and again protect the sheet, it is protected till the time close the file and open it again.

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Protect Buttons ...

Jan 24, 2010

Dear sirs,with best regards,i have in attached example file some cells i have protected them by ( tools-protect ) which is the general way for protection,for special purpose i ask you kindly to help me by:

creating a buttons with macros to protect and unprotect the ( cells,columns,rows,and all the sheet) that i need to protect them, when i want to (protect or unprotect) i have to click these buttons.

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Dec 9, 2008

is it possible to password protect a tab (worksheet) within a multiple worksheet file.

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Apr 17, 2009

How can i protect the particular cells

All the column g

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Protect The Sheet

Apr 21, 2009

Excel file 1 has:
Sheet 1: Account numbers and balances
Sheet 2: Mapping information detailing what account in file 1 is to go to a different account number in file 2.

Excel file 2 has:
Lots of sheets where information is to be keyed in.

This is a very manual process with lots of data entry to input into accounting forms I send to our head office. The "file 2" has sheet protection on all sheets so that formats, data, columns etc etc cannot be altered and only certain fields updated.

I think I have successfuly written my scripts to loop through the account values and map those to all spots in all sheets they are referenced to on the mapping document, however I am getting an error message that the "cell or chart you are trying to change is protected and therefore read-only".

Basically I look through the sheet and look for my mapping code, if that matches, I add the balance to the exisitng value of the cell, in the next column.
i.e. if B2 has the corresponding code I will add the balance to the current value of cell C2.

This is an extract of the code where I am looking up the sheet:

Dim ws As Worksheet
For Each ws In Sheets
If Left(ws.Name, 2) "OP" Then
Dim rg As Range
Dim cl As Range
Set rg = Range("A1:IV65536")
For Each cl In rg
If ActiveCell.Locked = False Then
If cl = kessanid Then
cl.Offset(0, 1).Value = acctvalue
End If
End If
Next cl
End If
Exit For
Next ws

It may be that because the sheet is protected as a whole nothing can be done but I was hoping that because I am going to the specific cell which allows input I should be able to do this.

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Protect On Close

May 22, 2009

I've been given this before but unfortunately i lost a hard drive so all the codes i was given from folk on here have been lost.

I had one in particular, where it would protect my workbook when closing so when it was reopened the user had to use a password in order to change protected cells. This was because certain colleagues would forget to protect the workbook and left it open to accidental damage.

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Jun 1, 2009

my worry now is to protect my program from being played with as a lot of people ,some not so bright ,have access to my sheet can i protect my sheet and still have the macros function.

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Aug 1, 2009

I want to protect to cell in a worksheet. what i want is whenever i going to change the content of edit the cell it ask for password the two columns are
H2 & I2

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Protect The Workbook

Feb 15, 2010

Excel 2007. I have the workbook structure protected with a password. When I open the file, the worksheets are sized to file the normal Excel window space. When I email the spreadsheet to a customer who also has Excel 2007, the worksheets are small and she has to use the arrows to navigate.

We tried changing her view and that didn't work. She does not have the arrows available to resize the window. The only way I could fix it for her was to remove the workbook structure protection. I'm nervous about leaving it this way for our entire customer base as they could unhide hidden sheets and even delete them. Has anyone else experienced this? One more thing, customers that have an earlier version of Excel have not had this problem. This workbook is save as an .xls to be backward compatible.

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Jan 6, 2006

How can I protect a macro from other people changing it?

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Jun 14, 2006

I have the excel file where I have one protect sheet. But I need hide Message box which shows when I press key on cell, which is locked.

I tried set

Application.DisplayAlerts = False

in procedure Workbook_Open(), but it isn't solution.

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Jan 11, 2008

I have a single row with 52 columns. On single entry on each of these cells in the the row, the content of the cell has to be made uneditable. The data entered should be visiable for review.

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Protect / Unprotect Sheet

Jan 23, 2013

I am using the following code to protect/unprotect a sheet in a tool that i am working on, which seems to work great. It unprotects the sheet runs the code inbetween the two liens of code and then protects the sheet again.

ActiveSheet.Unprotect Password = "mypassword"
ActiveSheet.Protect Password = "mypassword"

The issue I am having is if i want to go in and edit the sheet without running the code it will not let me. When I go in and type the password to unprotect it says it is invalid. I have typed it exactly how the code reads. I have even tried including the quotes but no luck.

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Mar 2, 2007

Is there a way to protect the Header or the Footer from deletion? (or changes) I don't neccessary want to protect the whole sheet.

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Mar 15, 2007

i want to protect or give password in only one cell plz let me know how can i do this reply me as soon as possible

i m in touble to give password in one cell i want when i try to put any thing on that cell it will

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Sep 19, 2008

How can I protect by workbook from ex-employees and the competition from using (I am aware of the weak security measures Excel offers, but something is better than nothing)? Each worksheet is password protected to slow down novice Excel users. However, ex-employees know the password. I was thinking if there was a way to have a changing password (which only a couple people would know) or have the worksheet look for a hidden file on our network, that one of these methods (or another) might work.

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Protect A Button Containing A Macro?

Dec 4, 2008

I have button on a worksheet that has a macro assigned. I need other people to see the workbook, but I want the button DISABLED for them to click, but able for me to click it. I have written in the macro to protect the sheet once it has run, but the button is still pressable.

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Protect Formula But Allow Input

May 25, 2009

I was wondering how you can protect a formula but still allow editing in the cell. Right now I have certain columns locked while allowing others to be edited. I have a formula in one column that needs to be edited if need be but if they make a mistake and hit delete then my formula disappears and it throws the whole sheet off. Is there a way to protect your formula maybe by putting it in a different cell that can be locked and referencing the cell where they can input?

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Nov 30, 2009

I need to make my spreadsheet require a password to open. How do I do this?

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