How to hide formula but display the result without protecting worksheet in Excel?
In some cases, you may need to hide formulas in your worksheet for private. This article is talking about hiding formulas but displaying results without protecting worksheet in Excel.
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To hide formulas but displaying results without protecting a worksheet, please do as follows.
1. In the worksheet you need to hide formulas but displaying the results, please right click the sheet tab, and select View Code from the right-clicking menu.
2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, please copy and paste VBA code into the Code window.
VBA code: hide formula but display result without protecting worksheet
Dim xDic As New Dictionary Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range) Dim xCell As Range Dim xRg As Range Set xRg = Range("C1:C10") If xDic.Count <> xRg.Count Then For Each xCell In xRg xDic.Add xCell.Address, xCell.FormulaR1C1 Next End If If (Target.Count = 1) And (Not Application.Intersect(xRg, Target) Is Nothing) And (Target.HasFormula) Then With Target .Value = .Value End With Else For Each xCell In xRg xCell.Formula = xDic.Item(xCell.Address) Next End If End Sub
Note: In the code, C1:C10 is the cell range which you want to hide formulas inside. Please change it based on your needs.
3. Then click Tools > References…. Check the Microsoft Script Runtime box and click the OK button in the References – VBAProject window. See screenshot:
4. Press the Alt + Q keys to close the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.
From now on, when you click on the cell in the specified range, the formula will be hidden immediately in the Formula Bar.
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To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 15 days agoThank you. Formula Worked.
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 3 months agoafter this vba code apply new sum formula result not showing in cell, please help....
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 5 months agoIf we press and hold the mouse left click to a cell, the formula shows until you release the left click. Otherwise this should work fine.
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 6 months agoI tried using the VBA code but after applying this code my excel is getting slow and hanged.please help me in resolving this issue.
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 1 years agoThere is easy way as well.
Select the cell or cells you want to hide the formula or data.
Go to Home --> Format --> Format Cells --> Number --> Custom
Under Type, Remove General and Enter """"
The cell value or formula do not appear on the screen
However it will appear in the Formula bar if you select the cell.
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 1 years agoIt keep saying debugging and it refresh in every seconds...
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 1 years agoI was copied the whole world but still give error as user-defined type not defined so what can I do
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 1 years agoI tried using the VBA code and I was given an error message stating that I needed to debug the following part of the code: " If xDic.Count <> xRg.Count Then"
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 1 years agoDear Jenessy,
Which Office version do you use?
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 1 years agofor me also same error
office version 2013
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