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How to trigger or run a Macro by clicking a specific cell in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2020-04-28

While working with Microsoft Excel, you may know how to run a certain Macro with a Command Button. But do you know how to run a Macro by just clicking on a specific cell in a worksheet? This article will show you method of triggering a Macro by clicking on a specific cell in details.

Trigger or run a Macro by clicking a specific cell with VBA code


Trigger or run a Macro by clicking a specific cell with VBA code

The following VBA code can help you to run a Macro by clicking a specific cell in Excel. Please do as follows.

1. On the worksheet with the cell you need to click to run a Macro, right click the sheet tab, and then click View Code from the context menu.

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

VBA code: Trigger or run a Macro by clicking a specific cell

Option Explicit

Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range)
    If Selection.Count = 1 Then
        If Not Intersect(Target, Range("D4")) Is Nothing Then
            Call MyMacro
        End If
    End If
End Sub

Notes:

1. In the code, D4 is the cell you will click to run Macro;

2. Please replace the code name MyMacro with the Macro you will run in the worksheet. See screenshot:

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

From now on, when clicking on cell D4 in current worksheet, your specified Macro will be triggered immediately.


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Hi,
interesting, how can I adapt it for working on a cell that is a selection?
Basically I need to select a value from a cell (any value of a list) and then launch the macro, can you help me?
Thaks!
Corrado
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Hola,

No encuentro la manera de hacer lo que necesito. Espero de veras que me podáis ayudar.
Necesito que se lance una MACRO al hacer clic en una celda, pero no sé en qué celda va a ser, no lo puedo comparar con (si se ha seleccionado la celda A3, por ejemplo, que se lance la acción) porque por funcionalidades del fichero, las celdas se van a mover de sitio (se han podido insertar, mas o menos filas encima). Necesitaría poder saber qué celda es la que se ha seleccionado.
Hay alguna manera de poder hacer eso?
Muchas gracias de antemano.
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Hi Hola,
The cell address is constant. All you can move is the value of the cell.
The cell you specified in the VBA code is still the cell that trigger the specified VBA code.
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I didn’t have any expectations concerning that title, but the more I was astonished. The author did a great job. I spent a few minutes reading and checking the facts. Everything is very clear and understandable. I like posts that fill in your knowledge gaps. This one is of the sort.
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Grandioso! Grazie, era una vita che sognavo di poterlo fare, se può essere utile a qualcuno avendo necessità di eseguire più codici su più celle per
aumentare il numero di opzioni basta aggiungere le nuove istruzionisempre sotto la stessa option explicit altrimente ci viene detto che il riferimento al
worksheet non è univoco. Mi spiego meglio evidentemente su come ho adattato il codice con il mio esempio;

Option Explicit
Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range)
If Selection.Count = 1 Then
If Not Intersect(Target, Range("Y64")) Is Nothing Then
Range("Y65:Y78").Select
Range("Y65").Activate
Selection.ClearContents
Range("Y65").Select
End If
If Not Intersect(Target, Range("A33")) Is Nothing Then
Range("A33").Select
Selection.Copy
ActiveWindow.WindowState = xlMinimized
SendKeys "^v"
SendKeys "{BACKSPACE}"
End If
End If
End Sub

Grazie ancora è stata un'autentica meraviglia!

Massimo
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For those wanting this to work for merged cells, the quickest and dirtiest way is to update Line 2 as follows:
<div data-tag="code">Option Explicit

Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range)
If Selection.Count > 0 Then
If Not Intersect(Target, Range("D4")) Is Nothing Then
Call MyMacro
End If
End If
End SubSelection.Count is being used to determine if a selection has been made before executing the remaining macro. If your selection consists of four cells that have been merged, Selection.Count will equal 4, and the remaining code will never execute.You can also change line 2 to the exact number of cells that were merged, but that will cause problems if you merge additional cells.
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