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Hi Jan,

Need your help in doing the below task using Formula/Macro.

I would like to unprotect the dynamic rows where it contains the word "Production Plan (Units) - Revised" in column B.

As per this example I would like to unprotect the cells C7:H7, C10:H10, C15:H15. I want to unprotect the whole row after the cell contains particular text (i.e. "Production Plan (Units) - Revised" in this case).

Please note that range will be dynamic. Please let me know if you have any question.


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Answer
You could use this code behind the worksheet. Right-click the worksheet's tab and choose "View code". Then paste in this macro:

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
   Dim oCell As Range
   If Intersect(Target, Range("B:B")) Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
   If Target.Cells.Count <> 1 Then Exit Sub
   For Each oCell In Intersect(Me.UsedRange, Me.Range("B:B"))
       If oCell.Value = "Production Plan (Units) - Revised" Then
         Me.Range(oCell.Offset(, 1), Me.Cells(oCell.Row, Me.Columns.Count)).Locked = False
       Else
         Me.Range(oCell.Offset(, 1), Me.Cells(oCell.Row, Me.Columns.Count)).Locked = True
       End If
   Next
End Sub

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