Help - Trying to protect form buttons

odonnks

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Joined
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Messages
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Hello,
I have a macro that works as needed. The sheet has form buttons I want to protect but when I unlock cells A10 to M50 and protect the sheet I receive error 1004 saying a cell its trying to write to is protected and read only.

I'm not sure what I'm missing.

Any help will be appreciated
Thank you



Sub Macro1()
'
' Macro1 Macro
' Clear and upload new cal report
'

'
Range("A10:M50").Select
Selection.ClearContents

'
' Macro1 Macro
' Read text file
'

Dim vFilename As Variant

vFilename = Application.GetOpenFilename( _
FileFilter:="Text Files (*.txt), *.txt", _
Title:="Select Text File", _
ButtonText:="Select", _
MultiSelect:=False)

If vFilename = False Then Exit Sub 'user cancelled

With ActiveSheet.QueryTables.Add(Connection:="TEXT;" & vFilename, Destination:=Range("$N$10"))
.Name = ""
.FieldNames = True
.RowNumbers = False
.FillAdjacentFormulas = False
.PreserveFormatting = True
.RefreshOnFileOpen = False
.RefreshStyle = xlInsertDeleteCells
.SavePassword = False
.SaveData = True
.AdjustColumnWidth = True
.RefreshPeriod = 0
.TextFilePromptOnRefresh = False
.TextFilePlatform = 65001
.TextFileStartRow = 1
.TextFileParseType = xlFixedWidth
.TextFileTextQualifier = xlTextQualifierDoubleQuote
.TextFileConsecutiveDelimiter = False
.TextFileTabDelimiter = True
.TextFileSemicolonDelimiter = False
.TextFileCommaDelimiter = False
.TextFileSpaceDelimiter = False
.TextFileColumnDataTypes = Array(1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1)
.TextFileFixedColumnWidths = Array(15, 10, 13, 12, 1, 6, 7, 7, 2)
.TextFileTrailingMinusNumbers = True
.Refresh BackgroundQuery:=False
End With
Columns("A:K").Select
Range("K1").Activate
Selection.Delete Shift:=xlToLeft
End Sub
 

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DanteAmor

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Joined
Dec 3, 2018
Messages
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Office Version
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Platform
  1. Windows
First you must unprotect, later protect the sheet. Change "abc" for your password.

Code:
Sub Macro1()
'
' Macro1 Macro
' Clear and upload new cal report
'


[COLOR=#0000ff]ActiveSheet.Unprotect "abc"[/COLOR]


Range("A10:M50").Select
Selection.ClearContents


'
' Macro1 Macro
' Read text file
'


Dim vFilename As Variant


vFilename = Application.GetOpenFilename( _
FileFilter:="Text Files (*.txt), *.txt", _
Title:="Select Text File", _
ButtonText:="Select", _
MultiSelect:=False)


If vFilename = False Then Exit Sub 'user cancelled


With ActiveSheet.QueryTables.Add(Connection:="TEXT;" & vFilename, Destination:=Range("$N$10"))
.Name = ""
.FieldNames = True
.RowNumbers = False
.FillAdjacentFormulas = False
.PreserveFormatting = True
.RefreshOnFileOpen = False
.RefreshStyle = xlInsertDeleteCells
.SavePassword = False
.SaveData = True
.AdjustColumnWidth = True
.RefreshPeriod = 0
.TextFilePromptOnRefresh = False
.TextFilePlatform = 65001
.TextFileStartRow = 1
.TextFileParseType = xlFixedWidth
.TextFileTextQualifier = xlTextQualifierDoubleQuote
.TextFileConsecutiveDelimiter = False
.TextFileTabDelimiter = True
.TextFileSemicolonDelimiter = False
.TextFileCommaDelimiter = False
.TextFileSpaceDelimiter = False
.TextFileColumnDataTypes = Array(1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1)
.TextFileFixedColumnWidths = Array(15, 10, 13, 12, 1, 6, 7, 7, 2)
.TextFileTrailingMinusNumbers = True
.Refresh BackgroundQuery:=False
End With
Columns("A:K").Select
Range("K1").Activate
Selection.Delete Shift:=xlToLeft


[COLOR=#0000ff]ActiveSheet.Protect "abc"[/COLOR]


End Sub
 

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