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# Excel/Excel VBA _ Worksheet Calculate

Question
Tom,

I have not worked with VB for years so I am a bit rusty. I am trying to write simple code to open a message box if a 4 or 5 is entered in a cell within a specific range of cells. Here is what I have so far:

Private Sub Worksheet_Calculate()
Dim target As Range
Set target = Sheet1.Range("A1:L60")
If target = 4 Then
MsgBox "Ensure this person meets the requirements to be ranked a 4"
Else
If target = 5 Then
MsgBox "Ensure this person meets the requirements to be ranked a 5"
End If
End If

End Sub

Right now I am getting type mismatch error 13 in my first If statement. Am I on the right track?

Thanks,

Jim

James,

Assuming someone will physically type in the number then the change event would be the the event to use.  It is fired whenever a cell is edited.  It will work against the sheet that contains the code - the code should be placed in the sheet module of that (right click on the sheet tab and select view code).

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
Dim r as Range
set r = me.Range("A1:L60")
if target.count > 1 then exit sub
if not intersect(r, target) is nothing then
If target = 4 Then
MsgBox "Ensure this person meets the requirements to be ranked a 4"
ElseIf target = 5 Then
MsgBox "Ensure this person meets the requirements to be ranked a 5"
End If
End if
End Sub

In a sheet module, the predefined sheet reference "me" refers to the sheet that owns the code.

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Regards,
Tom Ogilvy
Questioner's Rating
 Rating(1-10) Knowledgeability = 10 Clarity of Response = 10 Politeness = 10 Comment Thanks Tom, that did the trick. Jim

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