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Excel VBA storing additional information attached to a cell

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Hi

Is there a way to store additional information behind an Excel cell using Excel VBA.
In other words additional notes that are not in the cell value and not in the notes
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by:gowflow
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give me an example. You say VBA well you can use in VBA this info and when you click on the cell it will show it to you as a msgbox like the attached file click on any cell in sheet1 then click on cell C5

Let me know if this is what you want.
gowflow
msg.xls
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redmondb earned 500 total points
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Hi, murbro.

The attached has two separate approaches (described below). The first is interesting, but I think that the the second is more workable!

(1) Using Excel Hidden Data Store.

In Sheet1, please double-click on any of the yellow cells to display a message showing the cell's additional information.

The file uses a little known feature of Excel which allows you to store information for the current session (or until cleared) - please see this article.

(2) Using a Hidden Sheet.

In Sheet2, please double-click on any of the green cells to display a message showing the cell's additional information.

Regards,
Brian.Extra-Info.xls
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by:murbro
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Thanks very much
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by:redmondb
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Thanks, murbro.
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