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Good day.  I have a sheet that in column P tells me when a piece of equipment is "Running" or "DOWN".  Once the machine goes from running to down, in column Q I have a timestamp that tells me when it went down.  Once down I have a button on top that I hit and it transferes any DOWN over to another sheet called "LOG".  The only problem Iam having with this is that I have to update this sheet alot during the day and whenever I hit the transfer button it transfers everything again, even the ones that have already been transfered earlier.  Is there a way to get it to recognise the timestamp or something so that it will not duplicate unless the time has changed.  Here is what Iam using right now.
   Application.ScreenUpdating = False
If Not Intersect(Target, Range("P:P")) Is Nothing Then
   If Target.Value = "WELL DOWN" Then
       Range("B" & Target.Row, "BH" & Target.Row).Copy
       Sheets("LOG").Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Offset(1, 0).PasteSpecial xlPasteValues
   End If
End If

Application.CutCopyMode = False
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance

At the moment, the macro is doing a copy and paste based only on the target.value - I think it would need to do two other checks - firstly, a countif to determine if the line exists on the LOG sheet - if it doesn't it would copy it.  If it DOES, then it would need to do a lookup to get the timestamp and if that is the same do nothing, otherwise either copy or update the existing entry.

Let me know if you need any help with coding any of the above - for both my suggestions, application.worksheetfunction would do it.
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Aidan Heritage


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