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Added lines and columns and now custom 0000-00-00 routine does not work. Now, all numeric entries are getting an error.

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Last Modified: 2018-09-25
I had a GREAT spreadsheet until I added some lines and columns.  

In the account number fields (found throughout) when you entered 1234
you got 1234-00-00
When you entered 12
you got 1200-00-00
When you entered 123456
you got 1234-56-00

Suddenly, not only is that routing not working, once active content is enable, any entry to a custom or numeric field gets a Debug error. Sample spreadsheet is attached.

I know the problem is in VBA, but even when I update the routine with the appropriate cell numbers, ranges, I still get the error.
ABC---Last-National-Bank---1801-Ban.xlsm
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Roy CoxGroup Finance Manager
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Why use VBA, I would use a Custom Number Format. I'll take a look
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Roy CoxGroup Finance Manager
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The range is hard coded in the VBA, so it needs amending. I have started to create a Named Range  called ACCOUNTNUM, but I'm not sure what the complete range for account  numbers is.
ABC---Last-National-Bank---1801-Ban.xlsm
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Norie, thank you very much. That solved the immediate problem.

Roy, that is a great idea. Would I be entering the range values somewhere within the worksheet itself?

Bill
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To create the Named Range, select all the cells that you want to be affected by the code. Then in the Name Box (top left below the Ribbon) type the name for the range.

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