?
Solved

Formual to bring windows username (excel 2003)

Posted on 2011-03-20
13
Medium Priority
?
211 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
.. just like when one tracks the changes it displays the name of the user.

but I would like to display it via a formula.

Thanks,
JP
0
Comment
Question by:easycapital
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 7
  • 6
13 Comments
 
LVL 43

Expert Comment

by:Saqib Husain, Syed
ID: 35176911
You can use a UDF by the function

=usrname()

and the code behind the function is

Function usrname()
usrname = Environ("username")
End Function

Saqib
0
 

Author Comment

by:easycapital
ID: 35176925
Should I type some additional code such as Sub...

Thanks,
JP
0
 
LVL 43

Expert Comment

by:Saqib Husain, Syed
ID: 35176931
No Just paste the function...end function in a module

and enter the formula =usrname in the worksheet
0
Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 43

Expert Comment

by:Saqib Husain, Syed
ID: 35176935
sorry, usrname()
0
 

Author Comment

by:easycapital
ID: 35176945
I have attached excel workbook. Could you please take a look at it.  I added VBA on sheet 1.  I will be exporting the sheet, so I think the VBA should be there.

Thanks,
JP
0
 
LVL 43

Expert Comment

by:Saqib Husain, Syed
ID: 35176961
Still waiting for the file.

Meanwhile,

- Go to the VBA window
- go to     Insert > Module
- Paste the given code there
- Go to the worksheet
- Paste or type the function

=usrname()

Saqib
0
 

Author Comment

by:easycapital
ID: 35176976
Hi Saqib,

Sorry still not work.  I am hard headed today. :)

I forgot the file.

I am using excel 2003.

Thanks,
JP Username-in-formula.xls
0
 
LVL 43

Expert Comment

by:Saqib Husain, Syed
ID: 35177035
Check this file

Saqib
Copy-of-Username-in-formula.xls
0
 

Author Comment

by:easycapital
ID: 35177049
I see that you added the code in the module section; so I am assuming that is where I need place the code?

If I was to export sheet one, will it take with it the module code?  That is why I thought I should paste code in the Sheet 1 VBA section.

Thanks,
JP
0
 
LVL 43

Expert Comment

by:Saqib Husain, Syed
ID: 35177080
Ok then use this code

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
Range("usrname") = Environ("username")
End Sub

and name the desired cell "usrname" from the insert > name > define

Saqib
0
 

Author Comment

by:easycapital
ID: 35177096
Let me think about it.  Using name ranges could cause  a problem is the other sheet has the same name range.

Thanks,
JP
0
 
LVL 43

Accepted Solution

by:
Saqib Husain, Syed earned 2000 total points
ID: 35177114
then change

Range("usrname")

to something like

me.range("A1")
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:easycapital
ID: 35203627
Thanks,
Jp
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar: Networking for the Cloud Era

Ready to improve network connectivity? Watch this webinar to learn how SD-WANs and a one-click instant connect tool can boost provisions, deployment, and management of your cloud connection.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article describes a serious pitfall that can happen when deleting shapes using VBA.
This article describes how to use a set of graphical playing cards to create a Draw Poker game in Excel or VB6.
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate in Google Sheets how to use the HYPERLINK function to create live links inside your spreadsheet.
This Micro Tutorial demonstrates in Microsoft Excel how to consolidate your marketing data by creating an interactive charts using form controls. This creates cool drop-downs for viewers of your chart to choose from.

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question