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How to show an input box when clicking on a cell in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2022-01-12

If you want to pop up an input box for data entry when clicking on a cell in a specified range in Excel. The methods in this article can help.

Show up an input box when clicking on a cell with VBA code
Show up an input box when clicking on a cell with an amazing tool

Show up an input box when clicking on a cell with VBA code

Please do as follows to show up an input box when clicking on a cell in Excel.

1. Shift to the worksheet where you want to display the input box, right-click the sheet tab and click View Code from the right-clicking menu.

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

VBA code: Show up input box when clicking on a cell in Excel

Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range)
    Dim xRtn As Variant
    If Selection.Count = 1 Then
        If Not Intersect(Target, Range("B:B")) Is Nothing Then
            xRtn = Application.InputBox("Insert your value please", "KuTools For Excel")
            If xRtn <> False Then Target.value = xRtn
        End If
    End If
End Sub

Note: In the code, B:B is the specified range in which the input box will show up. Please change it according to your needs.

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

4. When clicking on any cell in column B, a Kutools for Excel input box will pop up. Please enter content and then click the OK button. See screenshot.

Then the content is inserted into the selected cell immediately.

Show up an input box when clicking on a cell with an amazing tool

Here recommend the Bigger Formula Bar utility of Kutools for Excel. After enabling this feature, an input box will pop up when clicking on a cell, then you can input content directly in the box.

Before applying Kutools for Excel, please download and install it firstly.

1. Click KutoolsBigger Formula Bar to enable the feature. See screenshot:

2. When clicking a cell, an input box will pop up, you can enter data into the input box to directly fill the cell.

Note: If a cell already contains data, the contents of that cell will be displayed in the input box when the cell is clicked, and you can view, add and delete the content in the window.

  If you want to have a free trial (30-day) of this utility, please click to download it, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.

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