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Mar 16, 2007

I have been searching for a way to prevent a user from changing a worksheet name. I ran into some code from the post below (see link) but I find that the code lets the user change the name and save the changed name of a sheet; only when the user selects a different sheet does it change the name back to the set name (sname) from the code.

I'm sure there must be a way to make this happen without deactivating the sheet, but I can't figure it out. Is there some other sort of event that could cause this to happen.

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Jun 15, 2009

I want to allow users to select a cell in a column, but not allow them to change the contents of the cell. Also, don't want to allow them to select all the cells on the sheet.

I'm guessing that I need to use the Change event, and restore the contents back to what they were before the change.

Is there a better way to do this?

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I would like to write a macro that performs the following function:

I have a value in cell A1

In cell A2, I have the formula "=A1"

I want to make it so that cell A2 can never be directly changed; the only way to change the value in A2 is by changing A1. A2 should always equal A1.

I want a message box to pop up and alert the user whenever they attempt to modify A2, instructing them that if they wish to change A2, they have to change A1.

I had written this macro, and it kinda does the trick:

Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range)

If Range("a2") Range("a1") Then
MsgBox "text goes here"
Range("a2").Value = Range("a1")
End If

End Sub

When I attempt to change cell A2, I get the MsgBox popup and it works how I want it to. However, when I alter cell A1, I get the same popup before cell A2 updates (to be precise, the popup occurs after I click another cell). I would like this to be immediate and without a MsgBox.

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In other words, I need to prevent the formulas from changing to reference the moved data values and keep referencing the initial cell with the new values. xample of change that occurs with update:


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I have a vlookup which checks another sheet and imports data. The formula is as such:

=IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(B17,Data!A$1:$C$40,3,FALSE)),"",T(VLOOKUP(B17,Data!A$1:$C$40,3,FALSE))) .

The problem I have is when I paste and amend data on sheet Data! it changes the formula to

=IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(B17,Data!A$1:$B$40,3,FALSE)),"",T(VLOOKUP(B17,Data!A$1:$B$40,3,FALSE))) .

How do I prevent it from doing this?

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I am trying to create a worksheet_change event that will prevent a user from changing or deleting data in the totals column of my worksheet yet allow them to insert rows and delete rows on the worksheet. I have a few issues I can't get resolved. First, if I delete a row and then click the undo message, I get my error message about trying to change the totals. Second, I cannot copy and insert copied rows. I can only insert blank rows. Here's my code and data.

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
Static lngRow As Long
Dim iStrtRow As Integer, iEndRow As Integer, rRowMrkr As Range


Defined range names: "Header" in cell A1 and "Totals" in cell A12

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Jul 11, 2006

On my excell I have a lot of data on sheet 2 that i automatically pull form a database.

I have this fomula in a cell on sheet 1.

= SUMPRODUCT(--( 'Sheet2'!P5:P50000=1),--('Sheet2'!T5:T50000>TIMEVALUE("01:00")))

The problem is that when the data on sheet 2 gets updated and more lines added, the computer changes my formula for the cell on sheet 1 as well. the new formula will change to

=SUMPRODUCT(--( 'Sheet2'!P5:P50126=1),--('Sheet2'!T5:T50000>TIMEVALUE("01:00")))

when there is 126 lines of new data addes in on Sheet2. Id only 50 lines were added in on sheet 2 then the Formula would change to

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What I have is basically a form on the main sheet. Here other users can add and/or delete information in a form. I refer to the information in another sheet with formulas.

Now everything was great when using protections/ validations, to the where they fill in the information, but the problem occur when they are allowed to delete and remove rows.

This is something that I want to allow them, even though I do realise that this is something that many advice against it.

To begin with I found the post about changing relative references to absolute references (ConvertFormula). Still the formulas changes when rows are added or deleted and I would have to redo all formulas and run the macro again. I then found posts advicing on the use of the INDIRECT forumla. This formula was exactly what I needed as the formulas would not alter when rows were added/deleted. Now the problem is a combination of the use of INDIRECT and the the ConvertFormula. Now if I write a formula, for example:


Then when I try to expand the formula over to the rest of the cells, then the references stay pointing at A1, when I want them to continue pointing at A2, A3, etc...

Now what I am looking for is some way to tell all my formulas, after expanding the original formula, that they should all have the INDIRECT function. If it was possible it would be great if you could implement it in the same way as with the absolute reference, for example:

For i = 1 To MyRange.Areas.Count
MyRange.Areas(i) = Application.ConvertFormula(MyRange.Areas(i).Formula, xlA1, xlA1, xlIndirect)
Next i

Now the above code sample does not work of course, as there should be xlAbsolute instead of xlIndirect, but I hope you understand my intention. Do anyone have the answer to my problem? Is there an easy way to implement the INDIRECT function into a big amount of formulas?

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That is ok, except it is changing the numberformat on text terms. I want it only to change the numberformat on numeric values.
I added the function Isnumeric to this line:

Isnumeric(cells(i, "M").value) Int(cells(i, "M").value)
which I thought would only evaluate numeric cells only, but this was unsuccessful.

Original Code: Unedited.

For i = 4 To LRowf
For Each Item In Array("HAT", "FTWR", "BOOT", "BOOTG", "BOOTY", "HWRISR", "HWBLTS")
On Error Resume Next
If (Cells(i, "F").Value = Item Or Cells(i, "G").Value = Item) And _
Cells(i, "M").Value Int(Cells(i, "M").Value) Then
Cells(i, "M").NumberFormat = "# ?/?"
On Error GoTo 0
Exit For
'End If
End If

Next Item
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25 rows of information.

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