Worksheet_Calculate Event is also triggered in another Excel workbook?

Posted on 2003-02-22
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Last Modified: 2010-04-07
I hope someone can help me with the following problem:

I have written a Worksheet_Calculate Event for a particular worksheet in a particular workbook. I assumed that this event will only be triggered in that particular worksheet and in that particular workbook. But it seems that this event is also triggerd when I switch to another Excel workbook that I have open, and change a cell overthere. I don't want this, and I don't understand why he is doing that. Please help.

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Question by:Boerdijk
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Hello Boerdijk,

try to use it in the workbook event

Private Sub Workbook_SheetCalculate(ByVal Sh As Object)
  if sh.name = "MySheet" then
  'dosomething here
  end if
End Sub

you can test for the sh object first to check it's the correct sheet you want to act on

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Another way of preventing this is turning off autocalculate in excel, which is triggered also on close of a workbook . but then you need to turn it on again and every caculation you need has to be called on the worksheet.calculate event

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Hello bruintje

Thanks for your suggested solution, but unfortunately it doesn't work.

The workaround I found out myself in the meantime, is to add the condition:

If ActiveWorkbook.Name = "MyWorkbook" and ActiveSheet.Name = "MySheet" Then

'do something here

End if

That is also working in the Worksheet_Calculate event. But I still find it strange why this condition should be added if the event itself is already written in "MyWorkbook" and "MySheet".

I'm still puzzled why this event is triggered in another workbook if you don't add the condition.

If you or anyone has the explanation and/or a better solution to solve this, please tell me. Thanks


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