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How to auto add/enter current date/time in a cell with double clicking in Excel?

If you need to insert current date or date time frequently in a worksheet, you can try the method in this article. This article will help you to automatically add or enter current date or date tine in a specified range cells with only double clicking.

Double click to auto add/enter current date or date time with VBA code


Double click to auto add/enter current date or date time with VBA code

You can run the below VBA code to automatically add current date or date time in a cell with double clicking. Please do as follows.

1. Right click the Sheet tab which you want to insert current date into the specified cells, then select View Code from the right-clicking menu.

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

VBA code: Double click to add current date into a cell

Private Sub Worksheet_BeforeDoubleClick(ByVal Target As Range, Cancel As Boolean)
    If Not Intersect(Target, Range("A1:B10")) Is Nothing Then
        Cancel = True
        Target.Formula = Date
    End If
End Sub

Notes:

1. In the code, A1:B10 is the range you will add current date to.
2. If you need to add current date time into the cell, please replace Date with Now() in the code. You can change them as you need.

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

From now on, when double clicking any cell in specified range A1:B10. The current date or date time will be entered automatically.


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Hello. How do I enter the code so I can insert the date in a cell and the time in the adjacent row?
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Holy crap MS get with it! Google sheets can make this happen with a couple of clicks.
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Hi all,

I try to use that macro to use the date stamp double clicking on column E and it's working but when I try to replicate the macro to do the same but for the current time on column F it is not working as you can see attached I have an error message stating : Ambiguous Name Detected.
When I try to change the Sub WorkSheet part for another name and double click in the cells nothing happens.

Could someone help me on that ?

My code :


Sub Worksheet_BeforeDoubleClick(ByVal Target As Range, Cancel As Boolean)
If Not Intersect(Target, Range("E1:E10000")) Is Nothing Then
Cancel = True
Target.Formula = Date
End If
End Sub

Sub Worksheet_BeforeDoubleClick(ByVal Target As Range, Cancel As Boolean)
If Not Intersect(Target, Range("F1:F10000")) Is Nothing Then
Cancel = True
Target.Formula = Now()
End If
End Sub
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Hi Louis,
Replicate the macro will cause two same procedures with the same name in a single sheet code window. Excel doesn't allow two or more same names of functions in a module. Not even in Events. It leads to ambiguity.
If you want to do a different task on the same event, you need to modify the original code to meet your needs.
The following VBA code can do you a favor. Please give it a try.
Sub Worksheet_BeforeDoubleClick(ByVal Target As Range, Cancel As Boolean)
'Updated by Extendoffice 20221025
    If Not Intersect(Target, Range("E1:E10000")) Is Nothing Then
        Cancel = True
        Target.Formula = Date
    End If
    If Not Intersect(Target, Range("F1:F10000")) Is Nothing Then
        Cancel = True
        Target.Formula = Date
    End If
End Sub
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This function did not work. Double Clicking simply enters manual edit of cell.
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site
Hi Bob,
The code works well in my case. I need to know more specific about your issue, such as your Excel version.
And the code only works on the cells you specified.
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site
Hello there, the code did a lot for me, How can I restrict the code to work only if field is blank. If a date is already there in the cell, double click should do nothing, regards
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site
Hi Ahmad,
Sorry for the trouble. To only fill in the blank cells with dates with double-clicking, you can apply the following VBA code to get it done.
Private Sub Worksheet_BeforeDoubleClick(ByVal Target As Range, Cancel As Boolean)
'Updated by Extendoffice 20220609
    If Not Intersect(Target, Range("B1:C20")) Is Nothing Then
        If Target.Value = "" Then
            Cancel = True
            Target.Formula = Date
        End If
    End If
End Sub
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This was just what I was looking for - this save a ton of time and I appreciate the well written instructions. Thank you!
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So I inserted code and it works great on several sheets in my workbook, however on some sheets it just suddenly stops working after a certain row even though I have the correct range entered. Any thoughts on why this might happen.
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Does anyone know if there is a way to insert this code into Excel Online? I had used it with the desktop version and it worked great but now we have migrated everything to the online platform and my date and time stamps on double click have disappeared and I can't figure out how to view or edit the code. Thanks.
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Love the code and it works great. How can I make it so when I double click to execute the code its shows time in military time?
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I would think that if you just select the Military Time format for that cell from the Number -> Time format options that should do it. For example, you would select 13:30 instead of 1:30 PM, and then it should display in military time.
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I think if you select the military time format for that cell from the Format -> Number -> Time options in your sheet that ought to work. For example, it gives the option of 1:30 PM or 13:30, so you would just select 13:30 and that should do it.
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Hi Dylan,
Sorry can't help you with that yet. Thank you for your comment.
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Hi there,

I copied and pasted the above code exactly as it is written into a blank workbook, however, it does not work for me. I looked at different sources on the web and most sites have a similar format as what is written above. I think perhaps there is something wrong with my VBA or some settings are not turned on. Any advice would be much appreciated. I am running Excel for Office 365 MSO (16.0.11001.20097) 32-bit on Windows 10.
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