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vba code or alternative method to lock one column in worksheet

Hi  Experts Excel 2007

How would I lock/protect column dw and leave remaining column unprotected.
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route217
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route217
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Rgonzo1971Commented:
Hi,

pls try

    ActiveSheet.Unprotect ' EDITED
    Cells.Locked = False
    Columns("DW:DW").EntireColumn.Locked = True
    ActiveSheet.Protect DrawingObjects:=True, Contents:=True, Scenarios:=True

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Regards
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route217Author Commented:
Experts

I am assuming that I add this to the worksheet...module.
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Rgonzo1971Commented:
Run it once from a normal module
Sub Macro
    ActiveSheet.Unprotect
    Cells.Locked = False
    Columns("DW:DW").EntireColumn.Locked = True
    ActiveSheet.Protect DrawingObjects:=True, Contents:=True, Scenarios:=True
End Sub

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senthilkumarsbCommented:
Rgonzo1971's solution is good.

Named range will help you when your sheet dynamic. when you add new column or delete a column before the particular column your required column name will change but named range remain same we can access the column using the named range.

for ex:- create named range in column "DW" as "MyColumn"

ThisWorkbook.Names("MyColumn").RefersToRange.EntireColumn.Locked = True
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Martin LissRetired ProgrammerCommented:
Or you can do something as simple as this which moves the cursor to column dv.

Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range)
If Target.Column = 127 Then
    Beep
    Cells(Target.Row, Target.Column - 1).Select
End If
    
End Sub

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route217Author Commented:
Thanks for the feedback experts testing.
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