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How to count total clicks in a specified cell in Excel?

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Count total clicks in a specified cell with VBA code


Count total clicks in a specified cell with VBA code


Please do as follows to count total clicks in a specified cell in Excel.

1. In the worksheet contains the cell you need to count its total clicks, right-click the sheet tab, and then click View Code from the context menu.

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

VBA code: Count total clicks in a specified cell in Excel

Public xRgS, xRgD As Range
Public xNum As Long
Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range)
    On Error Resume Next
    If Target.Cells.Count > 1 Then Exit Sub
    Set xRgS = Range("E2")
    If xRgS Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
    Set xRgD = Range("H2")
    If xRgD Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
    If Intersect(xRgS, Target) Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
    xNum = xNum + 1
    xRgD.Value = xNum
End Sub

Note: In the code, E2 is the cell you need to count its total clicks, and H2 is the output cell of the counting. Please change them as you need.

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

From now on, when clicking on cell E2 in this specified worksheet, the total clicks will be auto-populated in cell H2 as below screenshot shown. For example, if you click on the cell E2 5 times, number 5 will be displayed in cell H2.


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How can you "reset" the counter?
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Dear Dennis,
Please add the below VBA code at the end of the original code. Every time you run this code, the counting will be reset to 0. Thank you for your comment.

Sub ClearCount()
xRgD.Value = ""
xNum = 0
End Sub
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Crystal,

Can you provide the full VBA code - for this? also how would I apply it to a single row - each needing its own counter?
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Hi,
The full VBA code is as follows. If you want to reset the counter, please run the second VBA code. For applying the code to a single row, sorry can't help you yet.

'The first VBA
Public xRgS, xRgD As Range
Public xNum As Long
Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range)
On Error Resume Next
If Target.Cells.Count > 1 Then Exit Sub
Set xRgS = Range("E2")
If xRgS Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
Set xRgD = Range("H2")
If xRgD Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
If Intersect(xRgS, Target) Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
xNum = xNum + 1
xRgD.Value = xNum
End Sub
'The second VBA
Sub ClearCount()
xRgD.Value = ""
xNum = 0
End Sub
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Thank you for the code, very useful.
I'm not a programmer and I would like to know how to extend this process to every line. That is to say, not only E2>H2 but also E3>H3, E4>H4, and so on.
Is there a code for this?


Thank you in advance!
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Hi Guido,

The below VBA code can help you to solve the problem. Please have a try. Thanks for your comment.
Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range)
Dim xRgArray As Variant
Dim xNum
Dim xStrR, xStrS, xStrD As String
Dim xRgS, xRgD As Range

Dim xFNum As Long
xRgArray = Array("E2,H2", "E3,H3", "E4,H4", "E5,H5", "E6,H6")
On Error Resume Next
If Target.Cells.count > 1 Then Exit Sub
For xFNum = LBound(xRgArray) To UBound(xRgArray)
xStrR = xRgArray(xFNum)
xStrS = ""
xStrS = Left(xStrR, 2)
xStrD = ""
xStrD = Right(xStrR, 2)
Set xRgS = Nothing
Set xRgS = Range(xStrS)
If TypeName(xRgS) <> "Nothing" Then
Set xRgD = Nothing
Set xRgD = Range(xStrD)
If TypeName(xRgD) <> "Nothing" Then
If TypeName(Intersect(xRgS, Target)) <> "Nothing" Then
xRgD.Value = xRgD.Value + 1
End If
End If
End If
Next
End Sub
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Thanks for this. I tried and it worked, however it only worked only until certain number of cells, how can we extend this code until the end of the cells? for example i type in this code below and it only works until "G9,G9". Thanks


Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range)
Dim xRgArray As Variant
Dim xNum
Dim xStrR, xStrS, xStrD As String
Dim xRgS, xRgD As Range

Dim xFNum As Long
xRgArray = Array("C4,C4", "D4,D4", "E4,E4", "F4,F4", "G4,G4", "C6,C6", "D6,D6", "E6,E6", "F6,F6", "G6,G6", "C7,C7", "D7,D7", "E7,E7", "F7,F7", "G7,G7", "C8,C8", "D8,D8", "E8,E8", "F8,F8", "G8,G8", "C9,C9", "D9,D9", "E9,E9", "F9,F9", "G9,G9", "C10,C10", "D10,D10", "E10,E10", "F10,F10", "G10,G10", "C11,C11", "D11,D11", "E11,E11", "F11,F11", "G11,G11", "C14,C14", "D14,D14", "E14,E14", "F14,F14", "G14,G14", "C15,C15", "D15,D15", "E15,E15", "F15,F15", "G15,G15", "C16,C16", "D16,D16", "E16,E16", "F16,F16", "G16,G16", "C17,C17", "D17,D17", "E17,E17", "F17,F17", "G17,G17", "C18,C18", "D18,D18", "E18,E18", "F18,F18", "G18,G18", "C20,C20", "D20,D20", "E20,E20", "F20,F20", "G20,G20")
On Error Resume Next
If Target.Cells.count > 1 Then Exit Sub
For xFNum = LBound(xRgArray) To UBound(xRgArray)
xStrR = xRgArray(xFNum)
xStrS = ""
xStrS = Left(xStrR, 2)
xStrD = ""
xStrD = Right(xStrR, 2)
Set xRgS = Nothing
Set xRgS = Range(xStrS)
If TypeName(xRgS) <> "Nothing" Then
Set xRgD = Nothing
Set xRgD = Range(xStrD)
If TypeName(xRgD) <> "Nothing" Then
If TypeName(Intersect(xRgS, Target)) <> "Nothing" Then
xRgD.Value = xRgD.Value + 1
End If
End If
End If
Next
End Sub
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Hi Ruth,
The code is hard to optimized for meeting your needs. Sorry about that.
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the code doesn't read double digit cell number ie C10 why is this please
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Hello, Crystal. I have tried this formula, but it only reports through row 9. I will not count row 10 and beyond. For example, I have adjusted the above formula to count individual clicks in A4, to report to E5; A5 to report to E5; A6 to report to E6, etc. Total range is A4 through A17, total reporting is E4 through E17. Can you assist? Here is the modified code I used.



Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range)
Dim xRgArray As Variant
Dim xNum
Dim xStrR, xStrS, xStrD As String
Dim xRgS, xRgD As Range

Dim xFNum As Long
xRgArray = Array("A4,E4", "A5,E5", "A6,E6", "A7,E7", "A8,E8", "A9,E9", "A10,E10", "A11,E11", "A12,E12", "A13,E13", "A14,E14", "A15,E15", "A16,E16", "A17,E17")
On Error Resume Next
If Target.Cells.Count > 1 Then Exit Sub
For xFNum = LBound(xRgArray) To UBound(xRgArray)
xStrR = xRgArray(xFNum)
xStrS = ""
xStrS = Left(xStrR, 2)
xStrD = ""
xStrD = Right(xStrR, 2)
Set xRgS = Nothing
Set xRgS = Range(xStrS)
If TypeName(xRgS) <> "Nothing" Then
Set xRgD = Nothing
Set xRgD = Range(xStrD)
If TypeName(xRgD) <> "Nothing" Then
If TypeName(Intersect(xRgS, Target)) <> "Nothing" Then
xRgD.Value = xRgD.Value + 1
End If
End If
End If
Next
End Sub
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Hi J.T.,
Thank you for your feedback. There is something wrong in the original code. You can try the following new code.
The number 4 in this lie: Set xRight = Target.Offset(0, 4) means that 4 columns to offset to the right of the starting reference (the starting reference is A4:A17). After offsetting 4 columns to the right, the results will be output in E4:E17.
Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range)
'Updated by Extendoffice 20221010
    Dim xRight As Range

    On Error Resume Next
    If Target.Cells.Count > 1 Then Exit Sub
    If Intersect(Target, Range("A4:A17")) Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
    Set xRight = Target.Offset(0, 4)
    If TypeName(xRight.Value) = "Double" Then
        xRight.Value = xRight.Value + 1
    ElseIf TypeName(xRight.Value) = "Empty" Then
        xRight.Value = 1
    End If

End Sub
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Hello, there is a way to back the counting for any number that I want? For exemple: I'd made 5 clicks, but i just wanted 3. So I change the number in the cell to 3, and when I click again, it continue from 3.
Thank for the code!
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Hi,
Sorry can’t help you with this, welcome to post any question about Excel to our forum: https://www.extendoffice.com/forum.html. You will get more Excel supports from our professional or other Excel fans.
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Hola
Hay alguna manera de programar el conteo de clicks de acuerdo a la fecha, es decir programar varias celdas para que cuenten con la fecha del día?
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Can you provide a code that allows counting clicks from A2, B2 cells through A14, B14 cells. Thanks in advance.
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Hi Barbara,
Do you mean counting the total clicks in range A2:B14? Or clicks for each cell in range A2:B14?
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Como zerar a contagem? How to reset the score?
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Hi,
If you want to reset the counter, please add the below VBA code at the end of the original code which has been provided above, and then run it.

Sub ClearCount()
xRgD.Value = ""
xNum = 0
End Sub
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Hi, I'm trying to find a way of counting the number of times 20 different cells are being clicked (each one should be counted separately). I came across your VBA code suggestion, tried to adjust it to my specific needs but it won't work. can you please advise how the code should be written? the cells that I would like to count and the cells that the values should appear in are: F12>AU12, F13>AU13, G12>AV12, G13>AV13, H10>AW10, H11>AW11, H12>AW12, H13>AW13, H14>AW14, H15>AW15, I10>AX10, I11>AX11, I12>AX12, I13>AX13, I14>AX14, I15>AX15, J12>AY12, J13>AY13, K12>AZ12, K13>AZ13).
This is the VBA code I've tried with no success:

Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range)
Dim xRgArray As Variant
Dim xNum
Dim xStrR, xStrS, xStrD As String
Dim xRgS, xRgD As Range

Dim xFNum As Long
xRgArray = Array("F12,AU12", "F13,AU13", "G12,AV12", "G13,AV13", "H10,AW10", "H11,AW11", "H12,AW12", "H13,AW13", "H14,AW14", "H15,AW15", "I10,AX10", "I11,AX11", "I12,AX12", "I13,AX13", "I14,AX14", "I15,AX15", "J12,AY12", "J13,AY13", "K12,AZ12", "K13,AZ13")
On Error Resume Next
If Target.Cells.Count > 1 Then Exit Sub
For xFNum = LBound(xRgArray) To UBound(xRgArray)
xStrR = xRgArray(xFNum)
xStrS = ""
xStrS = Left(xStrR, 2)
xStrD = ""
xStrD = Right(xStrR, 2)
Set xRgS = Nothing
Set xRgS = Range(xStrS)
If TypeName(xRgS) <> "Nothing" Then
Set xRgD = Nothing
Set xRgD = Range(xStrD)
If TypeName(xRgD) <> "Nothing" Then
If TypeName(Intersect(xRgS, Target)) <> "Nothing" Then
xRgD.Value = xRgD.Value + 1
End If
End If
End If
Next
End Sub

Thank you in advance, for your help.
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Hi,The below code can help. Please have a try. Thank you.<div data-tag="code">Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range)
Dim xRgS, xRgD As Range
Dim xStrRg As String
Dim xFNum As Integer
Dim xArr1, xArr2
If Target.Cells.Count > 1 Then Exit Sub
xStrRg = "F12-AU12; F13-AU13; G12-AV12; G13-AV13; H10-AW10; H11-AW11; H12-AW12; H13-AW13; H14-AW14; H15-AW15; I10-AX10; I11-AX11; I12-AX12; I13-AX13; I14-AX14; I15-AX15; J12-AY12; J13-AY13; K12-AZ12; K13-AZ13"
On Error Resume Next
xArr1 = Split(xStrRg, ";")
For xFNum = 0 To UBound(xArr1)
xArr2 = Split(xArr1(xFNum), "-")
Set xRgS = Range(xArr2(0))
Set xRgD = Range(xArr2(1))
If Not (Intersect(xRgS, Target) Is Nothing) Then
xRgD.Value = xRgD.Value + 1
End If
Next
End Sub
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The Above corrected code is great for the sheet I am working with, thank you. But I have a question about adding a time macro so that everyday (excluding weekends) the tally moves to the next row in the sheet for example:
Row 3 - 7/1/2021 "B1-B3; C1-C3; D1-D3"Row 4 - 7/2/2021 "B1-B4; C1-C4; D1-D4"Row 5 - 7/3/2021 "B1-B5; C1-C5; D1-D5"
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Crystal, The Above code is great for the sheet I am working with, thank you. But I have a question about adding a time macro so that everyday (excluding weekends) the tally moves to the next row in the sheet for example:

Row 3 - 7/1/2021 "B1-B3; C1-C3; D1-D3"
Row 4 - 7/2/2021 "B1-B4; C1-C4; D1-D4"
Row 5 - 7/3/2021 "B1-B5; C1-C5; D1-D5"

If this is possible? thx, Ken
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Hi, thank you for these VBA codes, they almost work for my needs. I fear the fact I need to go past double digits means it will not work. I need to have C8 through to C110 and the corresponding tally count being L8 through to L110. Can you help? Many thanks in advance.
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Hi Andy,The following VBA code can do you a favor. Please have a try.<div data-tag="code">Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range)
Dim xRgS, xRgD As Range
Dim xStrRg As String
Dim xCStr, xVStr As String
Dim xItem As Integer
xCStr = "C8:C110" 'The range of cells you want to record the clicks of each cell
xVStr = "L8:L110" 'The range of cells to place the records in
Set xRgS = Range(xCStr)
Set xRgD = Range(xVStr)
If Not (Intersect(xRgS, Target) Is Nothing) Then
xItem = Target.Row - xRgS.Item(1).Row + 1
xRgD.Item(xItem).Value = xRgD.Item(xItem).Value + 1
End If
End Sub
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Is there a way to backtrack the number count? For exemple: I'd made 5 clicks, but I just wanted 3. So I change the number in the cell to 3, and when I click again, it continues from 3. OR have the ability to press another cell and decrease the count by 1 if that is easier.
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Bonjour ,
j'aimerai comment je pourrais le nombre de clics sur les cellules D10 à M10 et le retranscrire à la ligne R10 et le faire pour toutes les lignes suivante donc compter les clics sur les cellules D11 à M11 et le transcrire à la ligne R11 etc etc ?

Cordialement
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Hi DUFOUR,
To count the number of clicks from D10 to M10 and output the total number of clicks in R10, you can apply the following VBA code to get it done.
Note: In the code, the range "D10:M30" means that the code only works from the row 10 to row 30, so please specify the rows you want to count.
Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range)
'Updated by Extendoffice 20220609
    Dim xNum As Long
    Dim xRgCount, xRg As Range
    
    On Error Resume Next
    If Target.Cells.Count > 1 Then Exit Sub

    Set xRg = Range("D10:M30")
    If Intersect(xRg, Target) Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
    Set xRgCount = Range("R" & Target.Row)
    
    If IsNumeric(xRgCount.Value) Then
        xNum = xRgCount.Value + 1
    Else
        xNum = 1
    End If
    xRgCount.Value = xNum
End Sub
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Hola. Muchas gracias por los códigos.
Me gustaría saber cómo contar las veces que se hace clic sobre un enlace en una celda.
Muchas gracias.
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Hi jose maria,
To count the clicks on a hyperlink, you can try the following VBA code.
Suppose hyperlinks are in column A and you want the number of clicks to be populated in the corresponding cell of column B (as shown in the screenshot below)
Please put the following code in the worksheet (code) window.

Private Sub Worksheet_FollowHyperlink(ByVal Target As Hyperlink)
'Updated by Extendoffice 20220805
    Dim Hyperlink As Range
    Set Hyperlink = Target.Range

    Hyperlink.Offset(0, 1) = Hyperlink.Offset(0, 1) + 1
End Sub

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