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How to repeat or loop a Macro every X minutes in Excel?

While working with Microsoft Excel, you may need to create Macros to achieve some operations. For example, you want to create a Macro to automatically copy a range of data to a new place. As the data will be changed frequently, you need this Macro to automatically run every 5 minutes without manually triggering it in order to synchronize these two ranges of data. How to achieve it? Method in this article can help you.

Repeat or loop a Macro every X minutes in Excel

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Repeat or loop a Macro every X minutes in Excel

The following VBA code can help you to repeat a Macro every X minutes in Excel. Please do as follows.

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

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

VBA code: Repeat or loop a Macro every X minutes in Excel

Sub ReRunMacro()
Dim xMin As String

'Insert your code here
    xMin = GetSetting(AppName:="Kutools", Section:="Macro", Key:="min", Default:="")
    If xMin = "Exit" Then
    SaveSetting "Kutools", "Macro", "min", "False"
    Exit Sub
    End If
    If (xMin = "") Or (xMin = "False") Then
      xMin = Application.InputBox(prompt:="Please input the interval time you need to repeat the Macro", Title:="Kutools for Excel", Type:=2)
      SaveSetting "Kutools", "Macro", "min", xMin
    End If
    If (xMin <> "") And (xMin <> "False") Then
      Application.OnTime Now() + TimeValue("0:" + xMin + ":0"), "ReRunMacro"
    Else
      Exit Sub
    End If
End Sub

Note: In the code, please replace this line ‘Insert your code here with the code you will run every X minutes.

3. Press the F5 key to run the code. In the popping up Kutools for Excel dialog box, please enter the interval time you will repeat the macro based on, and then click the OK button. See screenshot:

From now on, the certain Macro will run repeatedly every 5 minutes in your workbook.

Note: If you need to stop the execution of the macro and change the interval of the cycle, please copy the below VBA code into the same Module window and press the F5 key to run the code. Then the Macro will be stopped, please rerun the above code to specify a new interval.

VBA code: Stop the execution of the macro

Sub ExitReRunMacro()
SaveSetting "Kutools", "Macro", "min", "Exit"
End Sub

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    Egor Bolshakov · 6 months ago
    Tell me more how to stop the execution of the macro and change the interval of the cycle?
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      crystal · 6 months ago
      Good daty,
      A new VBA code which can stop the macro has been added at the end of the article. Please have a try. Thank you for your comment.
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    jack1 · 6 months ago
    Tell me more how to stop the execution of the macro and change the interval of the cycle?
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    Ryan · 11 months ago
    Hi!
    This is great, but is there a way to get it to loop back up to the first row of the spreadsheet before beginning again?


    Thanks!
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    JIm · 1 years ago
    Thanks for this, works a treat. I'm a novice to coding so please forgive me if this is simple...

    How do I get the dialog box to appear again? I have it stuck on a 1 minute loop. Thanks.
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      crystal · 1 years ago
      Good Day,
      Just break the code and run it again.
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    Prime Academy · 1 years ago
    Great one! Please how do i stop the loop after say 10 times?
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      crystal · 1 years ago
      Good Day,
      You can get into the Code window to break the code (click on the Break button) manually to stop the loop.
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        Jack · 6 months ago
        Good day! I did not understand how to break the macro code to set the loop execution time again.Could you describe in more detail how to do this? Where is the value of the run cycle time recorded?
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          crystal · 6 months ago
          Hi Jack,
          My mistake.
          A new VBA code which can stop the macro has been added at the end of the article. Please have a try. Thank you for your comment.