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How to send email if a certain cell is modified in Excel?

This article is talking about sending an email through Outlook when a cell in a certain range is modified in Excel.

Send email if cell in a certain range is modified with VBA code


Send email if cell in a certain range is modified with VBA code


If you need to create a new email automatically with active workbook attached when a cell in range A2:E11 is modified in a certain worksheet, the following VBA code can help you.

1. In the worksheet which you need to send email based on its modified cell in a certain range, right-click the sheet tab and then click the View Code from the context menu. See screenshot:

2. In the popping up Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, please copy and paste below VBA code into the Code window.

VBA code: Send email if cell in a specified range is modified in Excel

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
'Updated by Extendoffice 2017/9/12
    Dim xRgSel As Range
    Dim xOutApp As Object
    Dim xMailItem As Object
    Dim xMailBody As String
    On Error Resume Next
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    Application.DisplayAlerts = False
    Set xRg = Range("A2:E11")
    Set xRgSel = Intersect(Target, xRg)
    ActiveWorkbook.Save
    If Not xRgSel Is Nothing Then
        Set xOutApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
        Set xMailItem = xOutApp.CreateItem(0)
        xMailBody = "Cell(s) " & xRgSel.Address(False, False) & _
            " in the worksheet '" & Me.Name & "' were modified on " & _
            Format$(Now, "mm/dd/yyyy") & " at " & Format$(Now, "hh:mm:ss") & _
            " by " & Environ$("username") & "."

        With xMailItem
            .To = "Email Address"
            .Subject = "Worksheet modified in " & ThisWorkbook.FullName
            .Body = xMailBody
            .Attachments.Add (ThisWorkbook.FullName)
            .Display
        End With
        Set xRgSel = Nothing
        Set xOutApp = Nothing
        Set xMailItem = Nothing
    End If
    Application.DisplayAlerts = True
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

Notes:

1). In the code, A2:E11 is the range you will send email based on.
2). Please change the email body as you need in xMailBody line in the code.
3). Replace the Email Address with the recipient email address in line .To = "Email Address".
4). Change the email subject in line .Subject = "Worksheet modified in " & ThisWorkbook.FullName.

3. Press the Alt + Q keys simultaneously to close the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

From now on, any cell in range A2:E11 is modified, a new email will be created with the updated workbook attached. And all specified fields such as subject, recipient and email body will be listed in the email. Please send the email.

Note: The VBA code works only if you are using Outlook as your email program.


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I am stuck in below VB code. I am trying to get email notification to the user where the data has been changed. Email is working but when I make any change email initiated at once but I want email when excel sheet is saved and closed after making all the changes to all users who impacted. Also this should be working for any of the sheets in entire excel workbook.

Please help...

Private Sub Workbook_BeforeSave(ByVal SaveAsUI As Boolean, Cancel As Boolean)

'****Declaration of objects and variables******

Dim xRgSel As Range Dim xOutApp As Object Dim xMailItem As Object Dim xMailBody As String Dim mailTo As String

On Error Resume Next

Sheets("TargetSheet").Range("TargetRange").Select

Application.ScreenUpdating = False Application.DisplayAlerts = False

'Set xRg = Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row

Set xRg = Range("A2:DA1000")
Set xRgSel = Intersect(Target, xRg)


ActiveWorkbook.Save
'**********Outlook Application Opening***********

If Not xRgSel Is Nothing Then

Set xOutApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
Set xMailItem = xOutApp.CreateItem(0)

xMailBody = "Cell(s) " & xRgSel.Address(False, False) & _
" in the worksheet '" & Me.Name & "' were modified on " & _
Format$(Now, "mm/dd/yyyy") & " at " & Format$(Now, "hh:mm:ss") & _
" by " & Environ$("username") & "."
'***********Finding recipient List************

If Cells(xRgSel.Row, "A").Value = "Pankaj" Then

mailTo = "pank12***@gmail.com"

End If

If Cells(xRgSel.Row, "A").Value = "Nitin" Then

mailTo = "pank****@gmail.com"

End If

If Cells(xRgSel.Row, "A").Value = "Chandan" Then

mailTo = "pakxro**@gmail.com"

End If
'*************Email composing*************

With xMailItem

.To = mailTo
.Subject = "Worksheet modified in " & ThisWorkbook.FullName
.Body = xMailBody
'.Attachments.Add (ThisWorkbook.FullName)
.Display

End With

Set xRgSel = Nothing
Set xOutApp = Nothing
Set xMailItem = Nothing

End If

Application.DisplayAlerts = True
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub
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Dear Pankaj Shukla,
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I was able to create the macro, however I'm having a problem. I would like to automatically send an email when a cell reaches a certain threshold. The cell is a formula. When the calculation sum goes below the said threshold it doesn't do anything; however, if I type directly into the cell it will process the macro as planned. Does the formula mess up the macro?
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Hi Sissy Jones,
The method in this article: How to automatically send email based on cell value in Excel?
https://www.extendoffice.com/documents/excel/4656-excel-send-email-based-on-cell-value.html may help you solve the problem.
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Dear Admin,


I need your help,



I have an excel to monitor daily work done details by our worker from the field, so is this possible to trigger a mail from excel sheet if that guy failed to update the data in that excel sheet on given time.
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Hi,
Can't help with this.
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If i want to send the cell value instead of the address..then what shall I change in the code?
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Hi,
You can try the below VBA code.

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
Dim xRgSel As Range
Dim xOutApp As Object
Dim xMailItem As Object
Dim xMailBody As String
On Error Resume Next
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Application.DisplayAlerts = False
Set xRg = Range("A2:E11")
Set xRgSel = Intersect(Target, xRg)
ActiveWorkbook.Save
If Not xRgSel Is Nothing Then
Set xOutApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
Set xMailItem = xOutApp.CreateItem(0)
xMailBody = "Cell(s) " & xRgSel.Address(False, False) & _
xRgSel.Value & _
" in the worksheet '" & Me.Name & "' were modified on " & _
Format$(Now, "mm/dd/yyyy") & " at " & Format$(Now, "hh:mm:ss") & _
" by " & Environ$("username") & "."

With xMailItem
.To = "Email Address"
.Subject = "Worksheet modified in " & ThisWorkbook.FullName
.Body = xMailBody
.Attachments.Add (ThisWorkbook.FullName)
.Display
End With
Set xRgSel = Nothing
Set xOutApp = Nothing
Set xMailItem = Nothing
End If
Application.DisplayAlerts = True
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub
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What if we only want the updated comments in that cell an not the entire cell value It should show only the latest comments added in the cell
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Did you figure this out?
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Great information.
Question regarding the information that can be added to the email.
Using your example above....

If you had a value in F4, how would you include the F4 Value in the email that was generated when D4 was modified??
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if i have to send that entire row then?
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I have tried above VBA code: Send email if cell in a specified range is modified in Excel. This VBA works for me except sending email. When the data is modified in the given range an email is automatically generated with modified cell details. However, the email is not automatically sending to the recipient and the user has to click send button in the email. What I am looking here is, the email has to send to the recipients automatically when it is generated. Please help me to provide a code for this. Many thanks
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Hi Jimmy Joseph,
Please replace the line ".Display" with ".Send". Hope I can help. Thanks for commenting.
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hi; is there a way to change text displayed using information from other cells (from first row and first column)? for example, if I change cell K15, I want to include in the message info on cells A15 and K1? what should I change in the code? thank you very much
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hi Laona. do u find out how can do this?
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Hello. How do I modify the code so that an e-mail is sent to another e-mail address if another range of cells is edited?
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Any help on this request? I am having same issue. I want to add multiple email address per row, but when I change one row, the entire worksheet changes. How can I limit the changes only to one row?
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Edit linie:
1). In the code, A2:E11 is the range you will send email based on.
and
3). Replace the Email Address with the recipient email address in line .To = "Email Address".

Works fine.
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Can you please explain this further. How do you repeat the code to send to a different email based on another range being modified. I have tried copy and pasting the code below and changing as per your comment, but still only the first range seems to execute the command and write the email.
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Does anyone have an answer to this?
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Hello, i was trying to send emails on my sheet using one value changed on the sheet. If on column H the status will be changed to ="4" the Order ID in the left should be send to one user. The sheet works dynamicly so i have a Range from D9:D140 where order id's are stored and status changes are made in the same range on H9:H140. How can i reach the goal to do so and send the Order ID to my customer when status has been changed to ="4" ?
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Would it be possible to display a different reference cell in the xMailBody in the same column instead of the modified cell addres??
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Hi Sam,Do you mean to select a reference cell at random in the same column of the modified cell address?Or manually type a reference cell in the xMailBody line of the code?It is easy to manually type a reference cell in the code, just enclose the reference cell with double quotes as shown below: xMailBody = "Cell(s) " & "D3" & ", " & "D8" & _

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Is it possible to change this so it only displays the email if a cell in a range has been changed to say "Yes". Would like it to do nothing if it is any other value.
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Thank you for the code, this code works when I enter the value and press enter. But in my case the cell is filling automatically with formula, and when the value is reached it doesn't open the email so the code do not works in this case. Thank you in advance!
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Hi hakana,
The following VBA code can help you solve the problem. Please give it a try. Thank you for your feedback.

<div data-tag="code">Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
'Updated by Extendoffice 2022/04/15
Dim xRgSel As Range
Dim xOutApp As Object
Dim xMailItem As Object
Dim xMailBody As String
Dim xBoolean As Boolean
Dim xItsRG As Range
Dim xDDs As Range
Dim xDs As Range
On Error Resume Next
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Application.DisplayAlerts = False
xBoolean = False
Set xRg = Range("E2:E13")

Set xItsRG = Intersect(Target, xRg)
Set xDDs = Intersect(Target.DirectDependents, xRg)
Set xDs = Intersect(Target.Dependents, xRg)
If Not (xItsRG Is Nothing) Then
Set xRgSel = xItsRG
xBoolean = True
ElseIf Not (xDDs Is Nothing) Then
Set xRgSel = xDDs
xBoolean = True
ElseIf Not (xDs Is Nothing) Then
Set xRgSel = xDs
xBoolean = True
End If


ActiveWorkbook.Save
If xBoolean Then
Debug.Print xRgSel.Address


Set xOutApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
Set xMailItem = xOutApp.CreateItem(0)
xMailBody = "Cell(s) " & xRgSel.Address(False, False) & _
" in the worksheet '" & Me.Name & "' were modified on " & _
Format$(Now, "mm/dd/yyyy") & " at " & Format$(Now, "hh:mm:ss") & _
" by " & Environ$("username") & "."

With xMailItem
.To = "Email Address"
.Subject = "Worksheet modified in " & ThisWorkbook.FullName
.Body = xMailBody
.Attachments.Add (ThisWorkbook.FullName)
.Display
End With
Set xRgSel = Nothing
Set xOutApp = Nothing
Set xMailItem = Nothing
End If
Application.DisplayAlerts = True
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub
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Hello, I have created a similar code but I would like to *** a condition where if a cell value is deleted that is will not send an email when it is save/closed. It will only send an email when a cell value has been entered. Do you know how to do this? This is my code:

CODE FOR AUTOMATIC EMAIL TO SOMEONE WHEN EXCEL WORKBOOK IS UPDATED

SHEET CODE:

Option Explicit 'Excel worksheet change event Range
Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
If Not Intersect(Target, Range("C3:D62")) Is Nothing Then
'Target.EntireRow.Interior.ColorIndex = 15
Range("XFD1048576").Value = 15
End If
If Not Intersect(Target, Range("I3:J21")) Is Nothing Then
'Target.EntireRow.Interior.ColorIndex = 15
Range("XFD1048576").Value = 15
End If
End Sub


WORKBOOK CODE:

Private Sub Workbook_BeforeClose(Cancel As Boolean)
If Me.Saved = False Then Me.Save

Dim xOutApp As Object
Dim xMailItem As Object
Dim xName As String

If Range("XFD1048576").Value = 15 Then
On Error Resume Next
Set xOutApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
Set xMailItem = xOutApp.CreateItem(0)
xName = ActiveWorkbook.FullName
With xMailItem
.To = "email"
.CC = ""
.Subject = "message"
.Body = "message!"
.Attachments.*** xName
.Display
'.send
End With
End If
Set xMailItem = Nothing
Set xOutApp = Nothing



End Sub

Private Sub Workbook_Open()
Range("XFD1048576").Clear
End Sub
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Hallo zusammen,

der Code würde gut für mein Vorhaben passen, aber gibt es die Möglichkeit, dass er eine E-Mail beim speichern schreibt mit allen Zellen die geändert wurden? So wie es jetzt ist ,würde er jede geänderte Zelle einzeln senden. Dies ist dann problematisch wenn z.B. 10 Zellen angepasst werden was 10 E-Mails bedeuten würde. Und gibt es die Möglichkeit, die gesamte geänderte Zelle bei mir von A bis Y in einer E-Mail zu senden? Bisher haut der ja die Zellnummer in die E-Mail, wenn aber jemand anders Filtert wird er die Änderung nicht mehr finden.
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Hi Esser123,
The following VBA codes can help. After modifying the cells in the specified range and save the workbook, an email will pop up to list all modified cells in the email body, and the workbook will be inserted as an attachment in the email as well. Please follow the following steps:
1. Open the worksheet that contains the cells you want to send emails based on, right click the sheet tab and click View Code from the right-click menu. Then copy the following code into the sheet(code) window.
Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
'Updated by Extendoffice 20220921
Dim xAddress As String
Dim xDRg, xRgSel, xRg As Range

xAddress = "A1:A8"
Set xDRg = Range(xAddress)
Set xRgSel = Intersect(Target, xDRg)
On Error GoTo Err1
If Not xRgSel Is Nothing Then
If ThisWorkbook.gChangeRange = "" Then
ThisWorkbook.gChangeRange = xRgSel.AddressLocal(False, False, xlA1, True, False)
Else
Set xRg = Range(ThisWorkbook.gChangeRange)
Set xRg = Application.Union(xRg, xRgSel)
ThisWorkbook.gChangeRange = xRg.AddressLocal(False, False, xlA1, True, False)
End If
End If
Exit Sub
Err1:
      ThisWorkbook.gChangeRange = xRgSel.AddressLocal(False, False, xlA1, True, False)
End Sub

2. In the Visual Basic editor, double click ThisWorkbook in the left pane, then copy the following VBA code to the ThisWorkbook(Code) window.
Option Explicit
Public gChangeRange As String
Private Sub Workbook_AfterSave(ByVal Success As Boolean)
'Updated by Extendoffice 20220921
Dim xRgSel, xRg As Range
Dim xOutApp As Object
Dim xMailItem As Object
Dim xMailBody As String
'On Error Resume Next
On Error GoTo Err1
Set xRg = Range(gChangeRange)
If Not xRg Is Nothing Then
   Set xOutApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
        Set xMailItem = xOutApp.CreateItem(0)
        xMailBody = "Email Body: " & vbCrLf & "The following cells were modified:" & xRg.Address(False, False)
        With xMailItem
            .To = "Email Address"
            .Subject = "Worksheet modified in " & ThisWorkbook.FullName
            .Body = xMailBody
            .Attachments.Add (ThisWorkbook.FullName)
            .Display
        End With
        Set xRgSel = Nothing
        Set xOutApp = Nothing
        Set xMailItem = Nothing
End If
Err1:
gChangeRange = ""
End Sub
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I'm needing some help with triggering an email with a slight change. Instead of a numerical value or entering the information into the cell manually, cells in column B will change to 'Y' triggered from a formula in other cells in that row. The formula for column B is =IF([@[Quantity in Stock]]>[@[Reorder Level]],,"Y"), showing that the inventory is low in stock and needs a re-order. I need to trigger an automated email when a cell value changes in column B to 'Y', so I'm notified automatically via email of the low stock. I've tried everything I can think of in altering codes already provided, but nothing seems to work for me... please help!
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Hi Kathryn F,
The following VBA code can help you solve the problem. Please give it a try. Thank you for your comment.
Dim xRg As Range
'Update by Extendoffice 20221019
Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
On Error Resume Next
If Target.Cells.Count > 1 Then Exit Sub
Set xRg = Intersect(Range("B:B"), Target)
If xRg Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
If Target.Value = "Y" Then
Call Mail_small_Text_Outlook
End If
End Sub
Sub Mail_small_Text_Outlook()
Dim xOutApp As Object
Dim xOutMail As Object
Dim xMailBody As String
Set xOutApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
Set xOutMail = xOutApp.CreateItem(0)
xMailBody = "Hi there" & vbNewLine & vbNewLine & _
"This is line 1" & vbNewLine & _
"This is line 2"
On Error Resume Next
With xOutMail
.To = "Email Address"
.CC = ""
.BCC = ""
.Subject = "send by cell value test"
.Body = xMailBody
.Display 'or use .Send
End With
On Error GoTo 0
Set xOutMail = Nothing
Set xOutApp = Nothing
End Sub

Private Sub Worksheet_Calculate()
Dim xTarget As String
Dim xRg As Range
'Set xRg = Application.Range("B:B")
Set xRg = Intersect(Range("B:B"), Selection.EntireRow)
On Error GoTo Err01
If xRg.Value = "Y" Then
Call Mail_small_Text_Outlook
End If
Err01:
End Sub
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Bonjour et merci pour ce tuto.
J'ai cependant une difficulté pour l'application de la plage de recherche.
Dans le code, j'ai demandé à vérifier la plage C2:C4.
Tout fonctionne bien si je modifie C2, C3 ou C4 uniquement. Cela fonctionne aussi si je modifie C2+C3+C4 ou C2+C3 ou C3+C4 mais cela ne fonctionne pas si j'ai un saut dans la plage. Par exemple, si je modifie C2 et C4 sans modifier C3.
Est-ce que quelqu'un pourrait m'aider pour m'indiquer où se trouve mon erreur ?
Merci d'avance.

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
'Updated by Extendoffice 20220921
Dim xAddress As String
Dim xDRg, xRgSel, xRg As Range

xAddress = "C2:C4"
Set xDRg = Range(xAddress)
Set xRgSel = Intersect(Target, xDRg)
On Error GoTo Err1
If Not xRgSel Is Nothing Then
If ThisWorkbook.gChangeRange = "" Then
ThisWorkbook.gChangeRange = xRgSel.AddressLocal(False, False, xlA1, True, False)
Else
Set xRg = Range(ThisWorkbook.gChangeRange)
Set xRg = Application.Union(xRg, xRgSel)
ThisWorkbook.gChangeRange = xRg.AddressLocal(False, False, xlA1, True, False)
End If
End If
Exit Sub
Err1:
ThisWorkbook.gChangeRange = xRgSel.AddressLocal(False, False, xlA1, True, False)
End Sub


-----

Option Explicit
Public gChangeRange As String
Private Sub Workbook_AfterSave(ByVal Success As Boolean)
'Updated by Extendoffice 20220921
Dim xRgSel, xRg As Range
Dim xOutApp As Object
Dim xMailItem As Object
Dim xMailBody As String
'On Error Resume Next
On Error GoTo Err1
Set xRg = Range(gChangeRange)
If Not xRg Is Nothing Then
Set xOutApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
Set xMailItem = xOutApp.CreateItem(0)
xMailBody = "Cher Jean-Marie, " & vbCrLf & vbCrLf & "Dans le fichier : " & ThisWorkbook.FullName & vbCrLf & "La plage de cellules a été modifiée :" & xRg.Address(False, False) & vbCrLf & vbCrLf & "Cordialement"
With xMailItem
.To = "x.xxxxxx@xxxx.fr"
.Subject = "Données modifiées " & ThisWorkbook.Name
.Body = xMailBody
.Attachments.Add (ThisWorkbook.FullName)
.Display
End With
Set xRgSel = Nothing
Set xOutApp = Nothing
Set xMailItem = Nothing
End If
Err1:
gChangeRange = ""
End Sub
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I would like to send the email to 5 people. What delineator is used between each email address?
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Hi Joe,
Please use a semicolon to separate the email addresses.
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Here's another question. If one cell changes, it sends a email. if 3 cells change, it sends 3 emails. How do you stop this so it only sends 1 email when the edits are done?
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Hi Joe,
Supposing you specified the range as "A2:E11" in the code. How can I verify when the whole edits are done?
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