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How to run macro when cell value changes in Excel?

Normally, in Excel, we can press F5 key or Run button to execute the VBA code. But, have you ever tried to run the specific macro code when a cell value changes? This article, I will introduce some quick tricks to deal with this job in Excel.

Run or call macro when a specific cell value changes with VBA code

Run or call macro when any cell value changes in a range with VBA code


arrow blue right bubble Run or call macro when a specific cell value changes with VBA code

To run a macro code by changing a cell value, the following VBA code can do you a favor, please do as this:

1. Right click the sheet tab that you want to execute the macro if cell value changes, 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 when cell value changes:

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
    If Target.Address = "$A$1" Then
        Call Mymacro
    End If
End Sub

doc run macro if cell changes 1

Note: In the above code, A1 is the specific cell that you want to run the code based on, Mymacro is the macro name which you want to run. Please change them to your need.

2. And then save and close the code window, now, when you enter or change value in cell A1, the specific code will be triggered at once.


arrow blue right bubble Run or call macro when any cell value changes in a range with VBA code

If you want to run or trigger a macro when anyone cell value changes in a range of cell, the following code may help you.

1. Right click the sheet tab that you want to execute the macro if cell value changes, 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 when any cell value changes in a range:

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
If Not Intersect(Target, Range("A1:B100")) Is Nothing Then
Call Mymacro
End If
End Sub

doc run macro if cell changes 2

Note: In the above code, A1:B100 is the specific cells that you want to run the code based on, Mymacro is the macro name which you want to run. Please change them to your need.

2. And then save and close the code window, now, when you enter or change value in anyone cell of A1:B100, the specific code will be executed at once.


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Good afternoon, could you help me, I have been trying to create a macro for some time, I create a macro that in cell c5, (makes a simple macro), when pressed it changes the color of a column x, if cell c5 is positioned in another cell like f8, how can I make the macro follow the cell to the new position, and be able to execute it, without the macro entering the code and changing the position internally. thanks greetings
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It worked, thanks for the help
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This is exactly what I was looking go for. When a user enters a value in a cell, a simple sort macro would run. The macro runs fine on its own but I get an invalid use of property error using the suggested code.

What could be the issue?
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I am using the code below to hide various columns depending on the selection from a drop-down box located in cell C3, but after a calculation is performed anywhere in the worksheet, ALL columns become UNHIDDEN. How do I fix this?

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)

Columns("D:F").AutoFit

Dim Proj1 As String
Dim Proj2 As String
Dim Proj3 As String
Dim Proj4 As String
Dim Proj5 As String
Dim Proj6 As String
Dim Proj7 As String
Dim Proj8 As String
Dim Proj9 As String
Dim Proj10 As String

Proj1 = ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("Projects").Range("A1").Value
Proj2 = ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("Projects").Range("A2").Value
Proj3 = ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("Projects").Range("A3").Value
Proj4 = ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("Projects").Range("A4").Value
Proj5 = ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("Projects").Range("A5").Value
Proj6 = ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("Projects").Range("A6").Value
Proj7 = ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("Projects").Range("A7").Value
Proj8 = ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("Projects").Range("A8").Value
Proj9 = ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("Projects").Range("A9").Value
Proj10 = ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("Projects").Range("A10").Value

Dim xRG As Range
Dim xHRow As Integer
Set xRG = Range("C3")
If Not Intersect(Target, xRG) Is Nothing Then

If Target.Value = Proj1 Then
Application.Columns("E:F").Hidden = True
Application.Columns("D").Hidden = False

ElseIf Target.Value = Proj2 Then
Range("D:D, F:F").EntireColumn.Hidden = True
Application.Columns("E").Hidden = False

End If
End If
End Sub
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I am trying to automate 1 workbook (BOM) when another workbook(Parts Status) makes changes. The Parts status file updates every 15 minutes. I need to know how to automate a specific column when these changes occur? Any ideas
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Hi guys, I am solving the following issue: I want to scrape a title of website when link inserted in column A and put this value to relevant cell (next to it) in column B. The issue seems to be that once I paste the website in column A, the code reruns the entire list from column A2 to "last row" as defined in the code. Is there any way to only modify column B once a single column A is modified? I.e. if Ipaste a link in column A36 I get a title in B36, regardless of whether the cell is in the middle of the used range or at the very bottom. I would like to use this without having to re-run multiple inputs as it currently stands; (i.e. the loop "for i =2 to last row")? Also, I would like to change the below from Modular macro i.e. sub to private sub reacting to change (i.e. intersect function) where the 'target' is any cell from A:A range. Many thanks!


Sub get_title_header()



Dim wb As Object

Dim doc As Object

Dim sURL As String

Dim lastrow As Long

lastrow = Sheet1.Cells(Rows.Count, "A").End(xlUp).row



For i = 2 To lastrow

Set wb = CreateObject("internetExplorer.Application")

sURL = Cells(i, 1)



wb.navigate sURL

wb.Visible = False



While wb.Busy

DoEvents

Wend



''HTML document

Set doc = wb.document



Cells(i, 2) = doc.Title



On Error GoTo err_clear

Cells(i, 3) = doc.GetElementsByTagName("h1")(0).innerText

err_clear:

If Err <> 0 Then

Err.Clear

Resume Next

End If

wb.Quit

Range(Cells(i, 1), Cells(i, 3)).Columns.AutoFit

Next i



End Sub




Thank YOU!
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Hola buenas tardes
quisiera saber el codigo para que se active una macro cuando cambia el valor de una celda de una columna, pero este valor cambia por formula,sin que el usuario introduzca ningun valor.
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The macro that you are calling where do you have this located? I have mine in the Modules folder but when I put any value in any cell of the worksheet I get a Compile error saying:
Expected variable or procedure, not module.

Please help.
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Hi, DrCartwright,
Sorry for replying to you so late.
Yes, as you said, the macro code should be located into the Module, and you need to change the code name to your own name as following screenshot shown:
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Hey, useful code. I was thinking if it was possible to insert a ring around the cells that are changed as they are changed? And reset the circles every Monday ?
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Hello, Kevin,
Here is no idea for solving your problem, if you have any good solution, please comment here.
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Worked great for me! My dilemma is that I want it to be a relative reference macro and there is a difference between hitting enter to save the entry and delete to clear the cell.
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