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How to change cell value by clicking on the cell?

Is it possible for us to change cell value by clicking on a cell in Excel? For example, when you click a specific cell A1, the first time, it shows a text “Excel”, if you click the A1 again, a text “Word” is displayed, and a text “Outlook” is displayed when you click this cell in the third time. In this case, the value in cell A1 will be recurrent from “Excel” to “Word” to “Outlook” to “Excel” …… as following screenshot shown:

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Change cell value by clicking on a cell with VBA code

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To finish this task in Excel, the following VBA code may help you, please do as follows:

1. Right click the sheet tab that you want to change cell value by clicking on, and choose View Code from the context menu, and in the opened Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, copy and paste the following code into the blank Module:

VBA code: Change cell value by clicking on a cell:

Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Excel.Range)
'Updateby Extendoffice 20161123
  Application.EnableEvents = False
  With Target
  If .Address = Range("A1").Address Then
    Select Case .Value
      Case "Excel"
        .Value = "Word"
      Case "Word"
        .Value = "Outlook"
      Case "Outlook"
        .Value = "Excel"
      Case Else
        .Value = "Word"
    End Select
  End If
  End With
  Range("A2").Select
  Application.EnableEvents = True
End Sub

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Note: In the above code, A1 is the cell where you want to change value by clicking, “Excel”, “Word”, “Outlook” are the cell values you want to displayed recurrently, you can change them to your need.

2. After pasting the code, then save the code and close the window. Now, when you click the cell A1 at first time, the text “Excel” is displayed at once, click it again, the text “Word” is appeared, the text “Outlook” is shown if you click it at the third time, see screenshot:

doc change value by click 1


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    Zack · 2 years ago
    I am trying to apply this to an entire column of individual cells, not just one cell. Is this possible? When I change the range from "A1" to "A1:A100" nothing happens when I click the cells in that range.
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      Kalle · 7 months ago
      You can do that by declaring the range you want to have as KeyCells and than put that into the Application.Intersection Method. This will let you change the Value of your choice from all the cells. Worked for me but i am bad at explaining ^^


      Application.EnableEvents = False
      With Target


      Dim KeyCells as Range

      Set KeyCells = Range("A1:A100")

      If Not Application.Intersect(KeyCells, Range(Target.Address)) Is Nothing Then

      Select Case .Value

      ...
    • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
      Kalle · 7 months ago
      You can do that by declaring the range you want to have as KeyCells and than put that into the Application.Intersection Method. This will let you change the Value of your choice from all the cells. Worked for me but i am bad at explaining ^^

      Dim KeyCells as Range

      Set KeyCells = Range("A1:A100")

      If Not Application.Intersect(KeyCells, Range(Target.Address)) Is Nothing Then

      Select Case .Value

      ...
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      Paji Shoitan · 9 months ago
      I did it but i will not tell anyone MUWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA