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Hi Bob,

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.!144&authkey=!AMmQq1D4vCEcXEo

run this macro:

Sub Prot()
   For i = 2 To Range("B1048576").End(xlUp).Row
       If Cells(i, 2).Value = "Production Plan (Units) - Revised" Then
         Cells(i, 3).Resize(1, 6).Locked = True
         Cells(i, 3).Resize(1, 6).Locked = False
       End If
End Sub

But you will need to save the file as xlsm because xlsx files can't hold macros.
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Bob Umlas


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