Allowing user input only to to diffrent columns

ylijohe

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How could I protect the spreadhseet from user input except to two ranges:
I10:I200 and O10:O200?
 

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Paul B

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select the range you want to be able to put data in and then go to format, cells, protection and uncheck locked then protect the sheet
 

ylijohe

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Thanks, it worked....

Now it does not allow reading data from internet, I suppose I have to add a sub that takes the protection off before reading data and closes the sheet from writing after it?

This is interesting!
 

Paul B

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ylijohe,In case you have not fine the answer use
ActiveSheet.Unprotect
Your code
ActiveSheet. protect
 

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