# Cell entry limit to 00000 through 99999

Hi all, how to use vba in excel to limit cell entries to numbers from 00000 through 99999?
Thank You,
Steve
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ConsultantCommented:
Hi,

No need to use VBA - you can do it with data validation.

If you want to control if from VBA, the setup the data validation through there.

Hope that helps,

Alan.
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Commented:
00000 is not a number, but a text.
To input it, the cell must be formatted as text.
If not, Excel will convert it to the number 0
You could use a custom validation rule like =AND(ISNUMBER(A1*1),LEN(A1)=5)

If you want to use VBA it could be something like this
``````Option Explicit

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
Dim i As Integer, j As Integer
If Target.Count = 1 Then
If Len(Target.Value) = 5 Then
For i = 1 To 5
If Asc(Mid(Target.Value, i, 1)) >= 48 And Asc(Mid(Target.Value, i, 1)) <= 57 Then
j = j + 1
End If
Next i
End If
End If
If j <> 5 Then
MsgBox "Wrong input"
Application.EnableEvents = False
Target.ClearContents
Application.EnableEvents = True
End If
End Sub
``````
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Commented:
Hi,

pls try

Regards
EE20180127.xlsx
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Author Commented:
Thank very much
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