Excel VBA Macros | Recording macros and buttons exercise | Recording a macro to apply data validation, etc

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Software ==> Excel VBA Macros  (52 exercises)
Version ==> Any version of Excel
Topic ==> Recording macros and buttons  (6 exercises)
Level ==> Harder than average
Subject ==> VBA training
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Open the workbook in the above folder.

Record a macro to apply the following to cell C4 (the first input cell):

  • Validation (so that you can only input a whole number between 0 and 10)
  • Protection (unlock the cell for editing)
  • Formatting (give the cell a yellow background)

The effect you achieve should look similar to this:

Excel VBA Macros exercise - Recording macros and buttons (image 1)

The input cell is yellow, unlocked and validated"

Stop recording, and edit your macro to strip out all the redundant code.  You should be able to reduce it to 5 lines (although admittedly one of them will be quite long!).

Test your slimmed-down macro out to check that it works on the other two input cells.

Save this workbook as Form with macros, then close it down.

You can unzip this file to see the answers to this exercise, although please remember this is for your personal use only.
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