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How to insert timestamp into specific cell when macro is run in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2020-09-01

This article is talking about inserting timestamp into specific cell when a certain Macro is running in Excel.

Insert timestamp into specific cell when Macro is run


Insert timestamp into specific cell when Macro is run

Supposing you need to automatically populate cell A1 in current worksheet with timestamp when a certain Macro is triggered. Please do as follows.

1. Press the Alt + F11 keys simultaneously to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, click Insert > Module. Then copy and paste the below VBA code into the Code window. See screenshot:

VBA code: Insert timestamp into specific cell when Macro is run

Sub macro()
'Insert your macro here
[A1] = Now
End Sub

Note: In the code, please replace the 'Insert your macro here with the certain VBA code you will run. And A1 is the cell that will populate the current timestamp.

3. Press the F5 key to run the code. After executing the specific code, the timestamp will be inserted into cell A1 automatically in your worksheet.


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