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 How to automatically run macro when cell formula result changes?

Supposing, I have a list of formulas based on the data in column A and column B as following screenshot shown, now, I want to run a specific macro code automatically when formula result changes with its relative cells change. Is there any good idea to solve this job in Excel?

Automatically run macro when cell formula result changes with VBA code


Automatically run macro when cell formula result changes with VBA code


The following VBA code can help you to execute a specific code automatically when the formula result cell changes, please do as this:

1. Right-click the sheet tab that you want to use, and then choose View Code from the context menu, in the opened Microsoft Visual Basic for applications window, copy and paste the following code into the blank Module:

VBA code: Automatically run macro when cell formula result changes:

Private Sub Worksheet_Calculate()
'Updateby Extendoffice
    Dim Xrg As Range
    Set Xrg = Range("C2:C8")
    If Not Intersect(Xrg, Range("C2:C8")) Is Nothing Then
    Macro1
    End If
End Sub

Note: In the above code, C2:C8 is the range of formula cells that you want to use,maco1 is the name of the macro you want to run automatically. Please change it to your need.

2. Then save and close this code window, now, when the data in range A2:B8 changes to cause the formula result changes, your specific macro code is triggered at once.


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    shan · 2 months ago
    sorry it dosn't work it works if i put data manually. but i want to work it automatically bcz my data is updating by rand calcaulate
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    Cenk · 1 years ago
    So, what is my macro name. where can i find my macro name?
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      skyyang · 1 years ago
      Hello, Cenk,
      The macro name is the macro code you have inserted into the Excel file, and you just need to change the Macro1 in the above code to your own.
      For example, i insert a code here, and the macro name is: ColorCompanyDuplicates

      Sub ColorCompanyDuplicates()
      'Updateby Extendoffice 20160704
      Dim xRg As Range
      Dim xTxt As String
      Dim xCell As Range
      Dim xChar As String
      Dim xCellPre As Range
      Dim xCIndex As Long
      Dim xCol As Collection
      Dim I As Long
      On Error Resume Next
      If ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.Count > 1 Then
      xTxt = ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.AddressLocal
      Else
      xTxt = ActiveSheet.UsedRange.AddressLocal
      End If
      Set xRg = Application.InputBox("please select the data range:", "Kutools for Excel", xTxt, , , , , 8)
      If xRg Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
      xCIndex = 2
      Set xCol = New Collection
      For Each xCell In xRg
      On Error Resume Next
      xCol.Add xCell, xCell.Text
      If Err.Number = 457 Then
      xCIndex = xCIndex + 1
      Set xCellPre = xCol(xCell.Text)
      If xCellPre.Interior.ColorIndex = xlNone Then xCellPre.Interior.ColorIndex = xCIndex
      xCell.Interior.ColorIndex = xCellPre.Interior.ColorIndex
      ElseIf Err.Number = 9 Then
      MsgBox "Too many duplicate companies!", vbCritical, "Kutools for Excel"
      Exit Sub
      End If
      On Error GoTo 0
      Next
      End Sub
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    Tommy · 1 years ago
    What's the point of the condition? It'll always return true...in other words: it'll run without it. This also runs whenever any cells on the sheet change value.
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    Varun · 1 years ago
    Thanks a lot! This really helped me out.
    Is there any method to retrieve the address of the changed cell (with formula i.e Column C in this example).
    Thanks.