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 How to run macro by clicking hyperlinks in Excel?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2020-05-19

Macro code may be very helpful for us to solve some complicated jobs in Excel, normally, we can execute it in the Microsoft Visual Basic for applications window by clicking Run button or pressing F5 key. But, have you ever tried to run the macros by clicking the relative hyperlinks in worksheet?

Run or execute the macro by clicking hyperlink with VBA code

arrow blue right bubble Run or execute the macro by clicking hyperlink with VBA code

It may be interesting for us to trigger a macro by clicking a hyperlink in Excel, the following method can help you to achieve this task step by step:

1. Create hyperlinks that you want to use to execute the macro codes. Please click a cell and create a hyperlink to link to itself, see screenshot:

doc run macro from hyperlink 1

2. Repeat the above step to create other hyperlinks you want to use as following screenshot shown:

doc run macro from hyperlink 2

3. Then right click the sheet tab which contains the hyperlinks you want to use, and then 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: Run macro codes from hyperlinks:

Private Sub Worksheet_FollowHyperlink(ByVal Target As Hyperlink)
    If Target.Range.Address = "$B$6" Then
        Call Macro1
        End If
         If Target.Range.Address = "$B$8" Then
        Call Macro2
         End If
End Sub

doc run macro from hyperlink 3

Note: In the above code, B6 and B8 are the cells contain hyperlinks you want to use, and Macro1 and Macro2 are the macro code names, please change them to your need.

4. Then save and close the code window, from now on, when you click the hyperlink, the specific macro code will be executed at once.

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works well
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Me sale un error:

Error de compilación:
No se ha definido Sub o Function
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Um dos poucos locais onde encontrei essa solução. Muito obrigado! Estou quase lá. Não estou usando uma célula para o hiperlink, mas uma imagem que inseri na planilha e indicando uma célula qualquer como referência. Fiz como indicado, mas não funciona (Só para verificação, fiz com uma célula e deu certo). Há alguma modificação a ser feita na macro?
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This is very handy, thank you, however this only works if you are in the cell $B$8. I want to create the same hyperlink, which performs the same macro function, but in every row down the sheet.
ie. I have two tabs, sheet 1 and sheet 2. The user is in Sheet 1, and a macro is run which enters data in sheet 1 and sheet 2 on a row-by-row basis. This works fine, but then i want a macro so that the user can click a link in the next cell and it takes them back to their original row in sheet 1, offset a few cells. I can do this using the above, BUT only if the user is in a set row in sheet 2 (eg $B$8). How can i make it so the macro works when they are in sheet 2 B9, B10, B11....?
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This will assign sheet1 column J, row 2 to 35 with a hyperlink to it's own cell with the text name

Sub whateverName()
For i = 2 To 35 Step 1
ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "name"
Range("J" & i).Select
ActiveSheet.Hyperlinks.Add Anchor:=Selection, Address:="", SubAddress:= _
"'sheet1'!J" & i, TextToDisplay:="name"

End Sub
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