excel worksheet protection questions

jpmckitrick

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Office Version
  1. 365
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  1. Windows
I have a couple of worksheets that have columns with formulas and columns that are manual input data. I want to protect the formulas and allow users to input data in the other cells. I also need them to be able to select the formula cells, plus filter and sort the data. I thought I had it all figured out then found another issue. I first unlocked the entire sheet. Then I used Find & Select to select all the cells with formulas. I set all those to locked. I then read on a forum about using data validation to set it where the locked formula cells could be selected but not changed. I thought that had worked. If anyone tries to type in the cell, an error message pops up that says the cell contains a formula and cannot be edited. BUT, I think discovered I could copy and paste data into that cell. Any idea or suggestions on what I can do differently?
 

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The following will allow Column A to be selected but not changed :

VBA Code:
Option Explicit

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
    Worksheets("Sheet1").Cells.Locked = False
    Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("A1:A20").Locked = True
    Worksheets("Sheet1").Protect Password:="pass", UserInterfaceOnly:=True
End Sub
 

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