Maintain data integrity

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In my spreadsheet, A12 is date entered, F12 is invoice date and G12 is invoice amount.
If either A12 or F12 are blank you cannot enter data in G12 - OK, that works.
However, the user can go back and delete the date in A12 or F12 or both afterwards. I would like to prevent that from happening such that if there is data in G12 you must have data in A12 and F12.
Frank FreeseAsked:
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SiddharthRoutConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You mean this?

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
    Application.EnableEvents = False
    Dim Rng As Range, acell As Range
    Set Rng = Union(Range("A12:A21"), Range("F12:F21"))
    If Not Intersect(Target, Rng) Is Nothing Then
        For Each acell In Rng
            If acell.Value = 0 Then Range("A" & acell.Row & ":G" & acell.Row).ClearContents
        Next
    End If
    Application.EnableEvents = True
End Sub

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SiddharthRoutCommented:
Would this solution work for you?

Id the data is deleted in A12 or F12 then G12 is cleared automatically?

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SiddharthRoutCommented:
Something like this?

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
    If Not Intersect(Target, Range("A12")) Is Nothing Then _
    If Len(Trim(Range("A12").Value)) = 0 Then Range("G12").ClearContents

    If Not Intersect(Target, Range("F12")) Is Nothing Then _
    If Len(Trim(Range("F12").Value)) = 0 Then Range("G12").ClearContents
End Sub

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Frank FreeseAuthor Commented:
interesting idea - can I do this

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
    If Not Intersect(Target, Range("A12:A21")) Is Nothing Then _
    If Len(Trim(Range("A12:A21").Value)) = 0 Then Range("G12:G21").ClearContents

    If Not Intersect(Target, Range("F12:F21")) Is Nothing Then _
    If Len(Trim(Range("F12:F21").Value)) = 0 Then Range("G12:G21").ClearContents
End Sub
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Frank FreeseAuthor Commented:
tried that - it did not work.
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SiddharthRoutCommented:
Well not exactly.

You want to clear the entire range G12:G21 if say just F14 is empty? Maybe not.

Is this what you want?

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
    Dim Rng As Range, acell As Range
    Set Rng = Union(Range("A12:A21"), Range("F12:F21"))
    If Not Intersect(Target, Rng) Is Nothing Then
        For Each acell In Rng
            If acell.Value = 0 Then Range("G" & acell.Row).ClearContents
        Next
    End If
End Sub

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Frank FreeseAuthor Commented:
real close -
for example, the user can enter data in other cells such as A14:G14. When we clear data can we just go ahead and clear that range A14:G14, as example?
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SiddharthRoutCommented:
But there is a hitch.

If the other cell is empty and you type anything in A12, it will still clear the row.

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Frank FreeseAuthor Commented:
woops - by clear the row - does that include formulars in H12...H14, which are protected
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SiddharthRoutCommented:
No. Only cells from A to G

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Frank FreeseAuthor Commented:
perfect - thats what we wanted - can we try it?
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SiddharthRoutCommented:
Sure :)

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Frank FreeseAuthor Commented:
thank you
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