troubleshooting Question

Locking the cells and able to filter

Avatar of Shanan212
Shanan212Flag for Canada asked on
Microsoft Excel
6 Comments2 Solutions210 ViewsLast Modified:
Hi,

I have a table with some formulas (which contribute to the table) on the left side.

I have some users who constantly delete the rows; hence the formulas. They forget to pull down the formula to compensate. This creates problems with later reports.

I do know how to 'lock' the cells where the formulas are and protect the worksheet. However, this prevents the 'filtering' functionality, which is also important.

I've tried enabling filtering while protecting the sheet but it seems (Office 2007) you cannot filter even if you lock a single cell in a sheet.

Is there anyway to protect the formulas from deletion? (the formulas has to be visible since the values they output are part of table)

Any VBA ways exists?

Thank you for your help!
Shanan
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
regmigrant

Our community of experts have been thoroughly vetted for their expertise and industry experience.

Join our community to see this answer!
Unlock 2 Answers and 6 Comments.
Start Free Trial
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 2 Answers and 6 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros