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Excel Sound Alert Request

Posted on 2011-09-05
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Hello Experts,

I wonder if someone could provide a formula to sound an alert when cell AQ3 and/or cell AV3 reaches a value of 85.

Please note, this needs to alert when the value changes dynamically not through a manual alert. I also forget to make that distinction when asking for a sound alert.

Cheers


Carlton
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by:cpatte7372
ID: 36485871
Oh, and please can you ensure that the alert stops after the value changes from 85.

Cheers
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Expert Comment

by:dlmille
ID: 36486029
Ok - when the calculate happens, I added code to chek the values of both AQ3 and AV3, if 85 or greater, it will chime the alert.  Everytime a calculate happens, this will happen.  When the value is no longer >= 85, the chimes won't happen.

Here's the code:
Private Sub Worksheet_Calculate()
Dim cel As Range
Dim Addr As Variant, Targ As Variant
Static Stocks(3) As Double      'Starts with element 0
Dim i As Long, n As Long


    'Added code
    If ActiveSheet.Range("AQ3").Value > 85 Or ActiveSheet.Range("AV3").Value > 85 Then
        Call soundAlert(True)
    Else
        Call soundAlert(False)
    End If

    Addr = Array("AQ3", "AV3", "AP3", "AU3")    'Watch these cells for price changes
    Targ = Array(85, 85, 20, 20)                'Look for prices above these threshhold values
    n = UBound(Stocks)
    For i = 0 To n
        With Range(Addr(i))
            If Not IsError(.Value) Then
                If Stocks(i) <> .Value Then
                    Stocks(i) = .Value
                    If .Value > Targ(i) Then
                        Open "C:\Users\User\Documents\ABC.txt" For Append As #1  'Change path & name to suit
                        Write #1, .Address(False, False), .Value, Date, Format(Time, "hh:mm:ss.ss")
                        Close 1
                    End If
                End If
            End If
        End With
    Next i

End Sub

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For the chime, I used the tip from Chip Pearson's website - its in the soundAlert Module I created.  Here's the site:http://www.cpearson.com/excel/PlaySound.aspx

You can play any WAV file you have on your Desktop for the alert.  I used chime from Chip's example to get this going.

See attached.

Enjoy!

Dave
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by:cpatte7372
ID: 36486053
Hi Dave,

Going to play around with it now.....
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by:cpatte7372
ID: 36486057
Dave,

I changed a variable and I got the following error message

Compile Error:

Expected variable or procedure, not module.

And then it points to

Call soundAlert(True)
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dlmille earned 500 total points
ID: 36486065
My apologies - at the last minute, I renamed the module to soundAlert - the same name as the subroutine!  fixed.  Sorry about that!

See attached,

Dave
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by:cpatte7372
ID: 36486075
No worries mate.

Going to check it out now....
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by:cpatte7372
ID: 36486108
Dave,

I exported the 'soundAlertModule' and then imported it into my live spreadsheet. However, it won't work. Is there something that I'm missing? I can't see any difference between the attached spreadsheet and my live spreadsheet.

Cheers
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Expert Comment

by:dlmille
ID: 36486111
First - did what I post work for you, as-is?

Dave
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Expert Comment

by:dlmille
ID: 36486114
And did you copy over the Worksheet_Calculate() subroutine, overwriting the existing one?

Dave
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Author Comment

by:cpatte7372
ID: 36486130
Uhmmmm, I don't believe I did - not sure what it is. I'll check
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Author Comment

by:cpatte7372
ID: 36486156
Found it. Copied it over and now its working fine.

I'm sure it's fine but will put it to the test when the stock markets open.

In the meantime, as always Dave, thank you very much mate.
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by:cpatte7372
ID: 36519711
Wicked mate....

Cheers
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