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How to clear specified cell contents if value of another cell changes in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2020-07-02

Supposing you want to clear a range of specified cell contents if the value of another cell is changed, how can you do? This post will show you a method to solve this problem.

Clear specified cell contents if value of another cell changes with VBA code


Clear specified cell contents if value of another cell changes with VBA code

As below screenshot shown, when the value in cell A2 is changed, contents in cell C1:C3 will be cleared automatically. Please do as follows.

1. In the worksheet you will clear cell contents based on another cell changes, right click the sheet tab and select View Code from the context menu. See screenshot:

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

VBA code: Clear specified cell contents if value of another cell changes

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
    If Not Intersect(Target, Range("A2")) Is Nothing Then
        Range("C1:C3").ClearContents
    End If
End Sub

Note: In the code, B2 is the cell you will clear cell contents based on, and C1:C3 is the range you will clear contents from. Please change them as you need.

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

Then you can see contents in range C1:C3 is cleared automatically when the value in cell A2 changes as below screenshot shown.


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Hallo,

Dankesch√∂n f√ľr die Hilfe.


LG Stefan
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Hallo,
ich möchte das Makro bitte so erweitern, wenn ich in B2 klicke, das nur C2 gelöscht wird, wenn ich in B3 klicke dann soll nur C3 gelöscht werden usw. bis B100 dann soll nur C100 gelöscht werden.
Und das soll auch wechelseitig funktionieren.
Wenn ich in C2 klicke dann soll nur B2 gelöscht werden usw.

Vielen Dank im Vorraus

LG Stefan




Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
'Updated by Extendoffice 20220721
If Target.Cells.Count > 1 Then Exit Sub
If (Not Intersect(Target, Range("B2")) Is Nothing) And (Target.Value = "Yes") Then
Range("B3").ClearContents
Else
If (Not Intersect(Target, Range("B3")) Is Nothing) And (Target.Value = "Yes") Then
Range("B2").ClearContents
End If
End If
End Sub
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Hi Stefan,

The following VBA can acheive: when the value of column A is changed, the corresponding cell in column C of the same row will be cleared.
Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
'Updated by Extendoffice 20221013
    Dim xRight As Range
    Dim KeyCells As Range
    Set KeyCells = Range("A:A")
    Set xRight = Target.Offset(0, 3)
    If Not Application.Intersect(KeyCells, Range(Target.Address)) Is Nothing Then
        xRight.ClearContents
    End If
End Sub
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Hola, estoy trabajando una base de datos en OFFICE ONLINE a traves de ONEDRIVE, quiero que al PONER "CANCELADO" o "NOSHOW" elimine el contenido de la fila seleccionada.
crystal     Angel
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Hi Angel,
The VBA code does not work in Office Online. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Hello,
The code below works as advertised but, the following problems occurs:

Firstly, when resizing the targeted table, all the table data is cleared AND, all but column 1 headers are re-labelled to "Column1, Column2, etc. AND the workbook autosave itslef and kills the undo.

Secondly, when deleting any table row, I get a "Run-time error 1004 (Method Offset of object Range failed.


Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
    If Not Intersect(Target, Range("F3:F500")) Is Nothing Then
     Target.Offset(0, 1).ClearContents
    ElseIf Not Intersect(Target, Range("G3:G500")) Is Nothing Then
        Target.Offset(0, 1).ClearContents
        Target.Offset(0, 2).ClearContents
    ElseIf Not Intersect(Target, Range("H3:H500")) Is Nothing Then
        Target.Offset(0, 1).ClearContents
    End If
End Sub


Any idea of what could be wrong?

Thanks in advance!
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Hallo,

Zu Punkt 3.
Die Taste "Andere" Finde ich nicht auf meiner Windows Tastatur. Ich Habe Strg, Alt, Tab... allerdings die Taste Andere gibt es auf meiner Tastatur leider nicht.

Lieben Gruß Mathias
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Hi Mathias,
If you can't find the corresponding key on the keyboard. You can just click the Save button in the Microsoft Visual Basic Applications window to save the code and then manually close this window.
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