How to pop up message box if cell value equals “X” in Excel?

Popping up message box helps a lot while finding certain content in specified range. For example, you are finding cell value which equals 50 in a range A1:C7, and you need a message box popping up to tell you whether the cell value exist or not. The following two methods can help you.

Pop up message box if cell value equals “X” with VBA code
Easily pop up message box if cell value equals “X” with Kutools for Excel


Pop up message box if cell value equals “X” with VBA code

The following VBA code can help to create a pop up message box when the certain value exists in specified range. Please do as follows.

1. In the worksheet you need to check values in specified range, right click the tab name in the sheet tab bar, and then click View Code from the right-clicking menu. See screenshot:

doc message box if cell value 1

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, copy and paste the following VBA code into the Code window.

VBA code: pop up message box if cell value equals “X”

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
'Update: 2017/7/25
    Dim xCell As Range, Rg As Range
    On Error Resume Next
    Set Rg = Application.Intersect(Target, Range("A1:C7"))
    If Not Rg Is Nothing Then
        For Each xCell In Rg
            If xCell.Value = "50" Then
                MsgBox "guest entered into cell " & xCell.Address, vbInformation, "Kutools for Excel"
                Exit Sub
            End If
        Next
    End If
End Sub
Private Sub Worksheet_selectionChange(ByVal Target As Range)
    Dim xCell As Range, Rg As Range
    On Error Resume Next
    Set Rg = Application.Intersect(Target, Range("A1:C7"))
    If Not Rg Is Nothing Then
        For Each xCell In Rg
            If xCell.Value = "50" Then
                MsgBox "guest entered into cell " & xCell.Address, vbInformation, "Kutools for Excel"
                Exit Sub
            End If
        Next
    End If
End Sub

3. Press Alt + Q keys simultaneously to close the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window and go back to the worksheet.

From now on, when cell values are changed in range A1:C7 and there is cell value equals “50”, you will get a message box as below screenshot shown.

Besides, you can just select the range to pop up the message box if the cell value exists.

doc message box if cell value 1

Notes:

1. If the cell value does not meet the criteria, the message box won’t pop up.
2. In the above code, you can change the cell reference and value to your need.
3. It only can display one matching cell reference when there are multiple results.

Pop up message box if cell value equals “X” with Kutools for Excel

The Select Specific Cells utility of Kutools for Excel can also help you to solve this problem. Please do as follows.

Before applying Kutools for Excel, please download and install it firstly.

1. Select the range you want to find if cell value existing in, then click Kutools > Select > Select Specific Cells

2. In the Select Specific Cells dialog box, select the Cell option in the Selection type section, then select Equals in the first Specific type drop-down list and type the cell value in the next text box, and finally click the OK button.

doc message box if cell value 1

If the cell value exists in specified range, you will get the following message box, click the OK button, the cell will be selected.

doc message box if cell value 1

Otherwise, you will get the message box as below screenshot shown.

doc message box if cell value 1

  If you want to have a free trial ( 30-day) of this utility, please click to download it, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.


Easily pop up message box if cell value equals “X” with Kutools for Excel


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    AWhite · 2 years ago
    Is there a way to update for 2 values in the same range? ex "50" or "100" ?
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      AWhite · 2 years ago
      I also tried duplicating this code, and changing to a different range where my data is repeated, but it appears the "Worksheet - Change" function can only be used once. Is this true?
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    Tango · 3 years ago
    This script works fine when the cell was enter manually. But when I try to copy the whole line from the other line and paste it to the new line, the pop up window will still come up even the cell on the new line didn't contain the key word.

    Any way to get rid of it?
    Please advice. Thanks
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      Linda · 3 years ago
      Dear TANGO,
      Thank you for your comment! We have updated the VBA script to get rid of the problem you mentioned above. Hope the new code can ease your work.
      If you have any problem, please do hesitate to contact us!
      Thanks again for your comment!
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        cassidy joram · 2 years ago
        please need your help give me your email address Linda mine is mineralsuganda256@gmail.com
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          crystal · 2 years ago
          Hi,
          Sorry for replying so late. Please contact me at zxm@addin99.com.