Question about Listbox

blanch2009

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Hello.
I'm using the code below in a worksheet:
I found the tutorial on YouTube and the dropdown list feature multiple select of values.
It works perfectly!! Except for one thing. When I click to protect the sheet, the multiple selection feature goes away. I'm able
to select a single value but not multiple.

I took the check mark off on the Select Locked Cells under the Protect tab.
I did this to all input cells so I can tab through the sheet and not have tab into an empty cell.
I hope I'm explaining myself clearly.
This is my first attempt in VBA.
If I unprotect the sheet then the tab through doesn't work.

Any help would really be appreciated and thank you in advance.

Don

Option Explicit

VBA Code:
Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
'Code by Sumit Bansal from [URL='https://trumpexcel.com']Online Excel Tips & Tutorials[/URL]
' To Select Multiple Items from a Drop Down List in Excel
Dim Oldvalue As String
Dim Newvalue As String
Application.EnableEvents = True
On Error GoTo Exitsub
        If Target.Address = "$I$5" Or Target.Address = "$L$11" Then
           
  If Target.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeAllValidation) Is Nothing Then
    GoTo Exitsub
  Else: If Target.Value = "" Then GoTo Exitsub Else
    Application.EnableEvents = False
    Newvalue = Target.Value
    Application.Undo
    Oldvalue = Target.Value
      If Oldvalue = "" Then
        Target.Value = Newvalue
      Else
        If InStr(1, Oldvalue, Newvalue) = 0 Then
            Target.Value = Oldvalue & ", " & Newvalue
      Else:
        Target.Value = Oldvalue
      
        End If
    End If
  End If
End If

Application.EnableEvents = True
Exitsub:
Application.EnableEvents = True

End Sub
 
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Fluff

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Try it like
VBA Code:
Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
'Code by Sumit Bansal from [URL='https://trumpexcel.com']Online Excel Tips & Tutorials[/URL]
' To Select Multiple Items from a Drop Down List in Excel
Dim Oldvalue As String
Dim Newvalue As String
Application.EnableEvents = True
On Error GoTo Exitsub
        If Target.Address = "$I$5" Or Target.Address = "$L$11" Then

 If Target.Value = "" Then GoTo Exitsub Else
    Application.EnableEvents = False
    Newvalue = Target.Value
    Application.Undo
    Oldvalue = Target.Value
      If Oldvalue = "" Then
        Target.Value = Newvalue
      Else
        If InStr(1, Oldvalue, Newvalue) = 0 Then
            Target.Value = Oldvalue & ", " & Newvalue
      Else:
        Target.Value = Oldvalue

        End If
    End If
  End If


Application.EnableEvents = True
Exitsub:
Application.EnableEvents = True

End Sub
 
Solution

Fluff

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You're welcome & thanks for the feedback.
 

blanch2009

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Messages
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You're welcome & thanks for the feedback.
I'm referring to the same list box with this question. Again, thank you for your help.
I would like to add an item in the actual list box and have it update the list I'm pulling the data from.
Right now, using Data Validation, if you add something that's not in the list, it throws an error.
Can or is there a work around for this to allow the entry?
Thank you
Don
 

Fluff

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As that is a totally different question, you need to start a new thread. Thanks
 

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