Move from one cell to another

Frank Freese
Frank Freese used Ask the Experts™
on
Folks,
In my worksheet I need to disable cell O2 when the workbook is activated.
In cell M3 I need to:
1. Check that the value entered is between 1 and 12
2. If true then I need to enable cell O2 and move to cell O2 to enter my formula.
Comment
Watch Question

Do more with

Expert Office
EXPERT OFFICE® is a registered trademark of EXPERTS EXCHANGE®
Top Expert 2013
Commented:
fh_freese,

You can put these VBA into the workbook.

Alt-11 to go to VBA Editor. Ctrl-R to open Project Explorer.

In the project explorer, find the workbook you are working on, and double click on ThisWorkbook.

Copy and paste the following vba codes in there.

This will protect the all the sheets in the workbook except M3
Private Sub Workbook_Open()
Dim WS As Worksheet
For Each WS In Worksheets
With WS.Range("m3")
    .Locked = False
    .FormulaHidden = False
End With
    WS.Protect DrawingObjects:=True, Contents:=True, Scenarios:=True
Next
End Sub

Open in new window

Upon change of M3, and if the entered value is between 1 and 12, unprotect sheet and jump to O2.
Private Sub Workbook_SheetChange(ByVal Sh As Object, ByVal Target As Range)
If Target.Address = "$M$3" Then
    If Target.Value >= 1 And Target.Value <= 12 Then
        ActiveSheet.Unprotect
        Range("O2").Select
    End If
End If
End Sub

Open in new window

Author

Commented:
question:
Can this be modified for just a single worksheet (:OffsetFunction") rather than the workbook?

Author

Commented:
I selected your answer by modifying you Workbook_SheetChange sub as follows:

If Target.Address = "$M$3" Then
    If Target.Value >= 1 And Target.Value <= 12 Then
        Range("O2").Select
    Else
    MsgBox "A number between 1 and 12 is required", vbInformation, "Incorrect Value"
    Worksheets("OffsetFunction").Range("O2,M3").ClearContents
    Range("M3").Select
    Exit Sub
   
    End If

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!
Top Expert 2013

Commented:
fh_freese,

Yes, I can change it to protect only 1 sheet. The only catch is the sheet name has to stay the same for all the related workbooks.

If you want it to protect only 1 worksheet,

you have to modify it this way.

Private Sub Workbook_Open()
Dim WS As Worksheet
For Each WS In Worksheets
    If WS.Name = "OffsetFunction" Then
        Set WS = Sheets("OffsetFunction")
        With WS.Range("M3")
            .Locked = False
            .FormulaHidden = False
        End With
        WS.Protect DrawingObjects:=True, Contents:=True, Scenarios:=True
    End If
Next
End Sub

Open in new window


Also, watch out! I didn't know the sheet name with I wrote these codes but now I know.
You have to change the other code as well. This way, it won't react to other sheets.

Private Sub Workbook_SheetChange(ByVal Sh As Object, ByVal Target As Range)
Dim WS As Worksheet
For Each WS In Worksheets
    If WS.Name Like "OffsetFunction" Then
        Set WS = Sheets("OffsetFunction")
        On Error GoTo EndNow
        If ActiveSheet.Name = WS.Name Then
            If Target.Address = "$M$3" Then
                If Target.Value >= 1 And Target.Value <= 12 Then
                    ActiveSheet.Unprotect
                    Range("O2").Select
                End If
            End If
        End If
    End If
Next
EndNow:
End Sub

Open in new window

Author

Commented:
Thanks Harry,
I'll pick up your recommendation.
Appreciate your help
Frank

Do more with

Expert Office
Submit tech questions to Ask the Experts™ at any time to receive solutions, advice, and new ideas from leading industry professionals.

Start 7-Day Free Trial