Allow VBA code to change a locked cell??


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Paul Kraemer

Hi,

I am using Excel 2007. I have written some VBA code that sets the values in
certain cells using code like the following:

Worksheets("MySheet").Range("A5") = MyValue

This code works when my worksheet is not protected and cell A5 is not
locked. When I protect the worksheet (with A5 locked), my code does not
work. I get run-time error '1004' - "The cell or chart that you are trying
to change is protected and therefore read-only".

I'd like to keep the cell locked (so users cannot edit it), but I do want my
VBA code to be able change the value. Do I have to temporarily unlock the
cell (using VBA) before my code attempts to make a change and then relock the
cell it when my code is done? Or is there an easier way to do this?

Thanks in advance,
Paul
 
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Paul

I think you'll have to unprotect the sheet prior to the change and reprotect,
rather than unlocking the cell and locking it again.
 

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