unprotect sheet based on user

wmtsub

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Is ther anyway I cn automate a spredsheet to unprotect based on teh profile name of the system user so there is no actual user interaction?
 

Saba Sabaratnam

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Joined
May 26, 2018
Messages
97
Hi

You can copy the code in 'This Workbook' Object.

Private Sub Workbook_Open()


Dim UserNames As String




ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("Sheet1").Unprotect Password:="***"




UserNames = Application.UserName




Select Case UserNames


Case "Saba Sabaratnam"


Case "wmtsub"




Case Else


ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("Sheet1").Protect Password:="***"


End Select




End Sub


When your workbook is opened, it will compare system user name with the names in Select Case and unprotect sheet 1 if it finds matching name. Otherwise, it will protect the sheet. You can include other names against.

You may want to protect the code by going Tool - VBA Project Properties - Protection on VBA editor and entering a password for the code. Otherwise, one user can change the code to include other names or change the worksheet password.

Kind regards

Saba
 

Fluff

MrExcel MVP, Moderator
Joined
Jun 12, 2014
Messages
32,317
Office Version
365
Platform
Windows
If you want the system user name (ie windows logon name) rather the the excel name, change
Code:
UserNames = Application.UserName
to
Code:
UserNames = environ("UserName")
 

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