how to get back after running a macro

Posted on 2011-04-27
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Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I run a macro and I cannot get back to my old data because they where erase ?Ctrl + Z didn't work ? thank u
Question by:sharkyboy
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Two options:

1) Close, but don't save changes to the file, then re-open and it will be back where you started from.

2) Do you have a backup of the file and / or data that was erased?  If so, you could copy / paste it back to the current file.

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Alan earned 500 total points
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Just to note, that if changes are made by a macro (VBA) then 'undo' is not in effect, so you cannot 'undo' what the macro did per se.

However, whoever wrote the macro *may* have written an undo feature as a safety precaution - this is quite common, and certainly 'best practice', so have a look around to see if there is something like that.

Unfortunately, even if such 'undo' functionality has been built by the coder, it might not be available if you have saved the file.


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