Automatically Save My Workbook When A Certian Cell Range Is Changed
Jul 21, 2009
I am very new to vba and trying to figure out an auto save macro that will automatically save my workbook when a certian cell range is changed. Right now I have a macro set that automactially record the time and date of when a change is made to the name cell, I want to set up a macro that will automatically save the file when the time is updated.
This program is used by several users and they have a tendnecy to forget to save the program so that when other people want to check the updated data nothing has changed because the changes have not been saved. I have attached the file that I am working on. When a change is made in column F then Column G automatically updates, now I want column G to trigger autosave. I would also like a msgbox to appear to tell user that file has been saved.
Is it possible to save a workbook whenever any changes are made to any cell in a specific column? The reason - I'm putting an excel workbook out on a network drive for 4-5people to share. The sheet contains work items which are imported every 4 hours... Column A contains the status.
I want to save the file every time anybody changes a status to prevent multiple users from working on the same item. I realize that I could build a form then load each workitem into the form, then apply the save to a change event on the field/control, but that's something for next week - I need to get this out the door, bare bones, as soon as possible.
There is a column in my spreadsheet which needs to reflect a " percent done". I used to enter just a numerical value in (eg. 20) to reflect 20% done. My boss wanted it to show as an actual percentage (eg. 20%). I changed the format to Percent, Zero decimal places. Then you had to enter .20 to get the 20% to show. Now my boss doesn't like that - and wants to be able to enter "20" to get the 20% to show. I put the following code in my SelectionChange event...
Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range) 'other logic If Target.Column = Asc(PercentDoneColumn) - 64 Then If Target.Value <> "" Then Target.Value = Target.Value / 100 End If End If 'end other logic End Sub
My problem is that this works well when putting a new percentage in, but not for when you click on a cell that already has a percentage in it. For example, if you have .2 (displaying "20%" in the cell), and click on that cell, it divides that number by 100, and gives you 0.2%, displaying as "0%". I want to enter a number between 0 and 100, have it displayed and stored as a percent. At this point, I'd settle for the displayed, but would prefer to have it stored as a percent, too. I also want it to not reset my value unless I'm putting a new value in!
I have some rather complex formulas that when a value is placed in one of any three cells it solves for the other two, taking values from other places on a worksheet (including the cell itself).
Scenario: Cell F10, G10, and H10 all have formulas in them. If a value is placed in F10 it solves for G10 and H10. If a value is place in G10 it solves for F10 and H10. If a value is placed in H10, it solves for F10 and G10.
I really do not think the actual formulas matters at this time...
Has anyone done this before, using VBA code to place the formulas in cells F10 G10 and H10? Look for a working example of this if possible.
I've created a MsgBox that if you do not respond or Click on it within a set time it will either disappear or perform an action upon no selection. It works great....IF itís the only excel workbook open. If there is a second workbook open (Even if the second WB is minimized) then the MsgBox just stays up and the "Timer" no longer works. My Code is as Follows:
Sub TimedMsgBox() Dim Box As Object Dim varResponse As Variant Dim Res As Long Set Box = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
varResponse = Box.Popup(Text:="Which button will you click?", secondstowait:=5, Title:="Click Me!", Type:=vbYesNoCancel) If varResponse = vbYes Then MsgBox "You clicked Yes" ElseIf varResponse = vbNo Then MsgBox "You clicked No" ElseIf varResponse = vbCancel Then MsgBox "You clicked Cancel" ElseIf varResponse = -1 Then Res = Box.Popup(Text:="What? Do you not like me?", secondstowait:=5, Title:="You Didn't click Me!", Type:=vbOK) End If End Sub
I am looking to have a macro which will automatically add the username and date to a cell, when the cell above changes (or in this case =x). I have a bit of code from a previous project, but I have changed Target.Row to Target.Column and it is not behaving as I require:
Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range) If Not Intersect(Range("B2:BZ2"), Target) Is Nothing Then Range("C" & Target.Column).Value = Format(Date, "dd-mmm") & " " & Format(Time, "hh:mm") & " by " & (Application.UserName) End If End Sub
See the attachment for the example. What I need is whenever row 3 ="x" I need the corresponding cell in row "d" to update with the latest date, time and username. Please not the macro is currently not active on the sheet as i've added the ' character.
I have the following code pasted into the worksheet module which used to work fine but no longer does. I didn't touch the code, it just stopped working.
Private Sub WorkSheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range) Select Case Target.Address Case "$A$16" Select Case Target Case "Custom Color 1": Call CustomColorInput1 Case "Custom Color 2": Call CustomColorInput1 Case "Custom Color 3": Call CustomColorInput1 Case "Custom Color 4": Call CustomColorInput1 Case Else: End Select Case "$A$17" Select Case Target Case "Custom Color 1": Call CustomColorInput2 Case "Custom Color 2": Call CustomColorInput2 Case "Custom Color 3": Call CustomColorInput2 Case "Custom Color 4": Call CustomColorInput2 Case Else: End Select Case "$A$18"
CustomColorInput 1-6 are the same except they input data into different cells F16-F21.
When I attach any of the CustomColorInput macros to a button it works fine. When I try to call it from the worksheet module, the data input box pops up but the data doesn't get entered into the cell. When I try to step through the CustomColorInput macros using F8, the input box pops up, I enter data and press ok. Then I continue with F8 and the debugger jumps to a custom function that I entered (below), which is not called for and is in no way related to the code.
Function PullAfterLast(rCell As Range, strLast As String) PullAfterLast = Mid(rCell, InStrRev(rCell, strLast) + 1, 256) End Function
When I close VBA, the data that I typed into the data input box is in the correct cell.
So basically, I'm getting three different responses from the offending code depending on how I call it up. Can anyone tell me what's going on?
More generally, in this and previous occasions, I've had problems with macros that cease to work for no reason that is apparent to me. What are some things that would cause a macro to stop working, without actually changing the code (other than the obvious, like referring to names or worksheets etc. that don't exist anymore)?
There is only one task left I need to automate. On closing the document I would like a copy to be saved in a specific folder and be given the file name of a cell (B9). Obviously I would not want the 'saved copy' to retain the Incrementing invoice number or the clear cells function. Even if the invoice copy was exported as a flat jpeg that would be fine. I am using Office Exce 2003 (Sp2) - I have attached my invoice should anyone be kind enough to take a look.
I am trying to have some automation to my WS and what I want to do, is if a certain column (column 104) is changed, it will fill out that column with the data entered as long as the account is the same (column 5). Here is the code I tried, but realized very quickly, it puts me into a loop. This is being called by a change worksheet fuction
If Target.Column = 104 Then If IsEmpty(Target) Then Else testacct = Cells(Target.Row, 5) temptest = testacct s_TempSwitch = Target.Value Testoffset = 0 Do While temptest = testacct temptest = Cells(Target.Row + Testoffset, 5) Cells(Target.Row + Testoffset, 104).Value = s_TempSwitch Testoffset = Testoffset + 1 Loop End If End If
I'm trying to code so that any changes made to Excel document will automatically change in PowerPoint. I have Copied and Pasted Special link so that its connected but when ever a change is made in Excel in powerpoint I get a pop up box saying I need to press update. But I want to bypass the pop up update box and have it so that powerpoint automatically updates when I change something in Excel.
This is the code I have so far. I don't know if it's right or if I am on the right track as I get a compile error saying I need a End with.
I would like excel to automatically suggest the save as file name and location for my workbook when I click the save, save as or close options. The file name should be a combination of values in cells A1 and A2 of Sheet1. The location should be a folder named "Bill" in C:/My Documents. I think I can do it with a beforesave code but I am new to vba.
Sample File name : 2013-07-22_UOB000000_TransAuto_Inv778899_PV_$$$$$$$
I tried to add this code : FName = ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("Payment Voucher").Range =("V5&"_"&E17&"_"&D11&"-"&O9&"_"&"PV"&"_"&W16")
But getting error.
Than i tried to group all the cell data into cell (E11) and than select as range (E11), but when i tried to group it, the beginning the file name instead of i want it to be the date 2013-07-22_UOB........ it become 41113_UOB............
I have a range that refer to an external data. This external data is refreshed every one minute. So the data is changing every one minute. I need to copy the content of one fix cell in that range into another cell every one minute, each time copy to a different cell. Example: cell A1 has the content that refer to an external data. Cell A1 is updated every one minute. At first A1= 100, I need it to be copied to cell B1 (so B1=100); one minute later, A1=101, I need it to be copied to B2 (so B2=101) and so on.
We have 3 PCs, all running MS Office 2013. On 1 of these machines, it is doing strange things with formatting. If you open a document or try to paste anything into certain documents, it decides everything is currency format and assigns all sorts of wrong formatting to the entire sheet, or the entire document. There may be some cells in the doc that are indeed currency, but only a small proprtion. If I open a new, fresh document and paste into that document, it does not do this, it seems to work normally, only applying currency formatting where it might be applicable. On some larger docs that have this issue, no matter what I do, it just continues to apply these strange settings.
I have a workbook that has two worksheets. One worksheet is an input worksheet. A user will select a date from a drop-down list and type in the events that occurred on that date in 8 adjacent cells. The user selects a button that advances date and clears form. On sheet 2, whatever was typed into sheet one is saved via VLOOKUP formula. However, if I try to change something retroactively and select a previous date from the drop-down list, it clears everything in sheet 2 that was typed for any selected day.
I have got a master workbook and I have written macro to copy and paste data on another workbook. write a macro to save the new workbook to a file path with a file name where both file name and path are stored in master workbook sheet...
When saving a file that has 5 sheets that extend to the right of the users screen, sometimes the left part of the report is left somewhat hidden because the last person to save it was using the part to the far right. Is there a way to move all the active cell to A1 and make sure rows A:D or so are showing?