Excel/VBA variables for Worksheet Unprotect
In Excel v2010, I have a workbook with 30 worksheets, each named after a sales rep (firstname lastname) e.g. Bob Smith. Each sheet is protected with a password; I'm declaring variables in a module for both the username (which is the same as the sheet name) and password for the sheet.
The username variables are U1, U2, etc.
The password variables are Up1, Up2, etc.
The following example is just for the 1st 2 sheets:
Public Const U1 As String = "Bob Smith"
Public Const U2 As String = "Linda Jones"
Public Const Up1 As String = "BS" 'password for Bob Smith
Public Const Up2 As String = "LJ" 'password for Linda Jones
Currently I have code that will unprotect each sheet, e.g.
While that code works, I'd much rather do this in a For Next loop; something like the following:
Dim x as string, y as string
For i = 1 to 30
x = "U"&i
y = "Up"&i
But of course that doesn't work.
Obviously I'm doing something stupid; can you tell me what I'm doing wrong.
Many thanks for your expertise.
you can use the Excel VBA Evaluate function. But it requires evaluating another function or sub as per below. No need to declare your constants but you need to add to the custom function below your own list of names and passwords. Example below is for the two sheets you mentioned.
Function WSN(x, ispwd As Boolean)
Select Case x
WSN = IIf(ispwd, "BS", "Bob Smith")
WSN = IIf(ispwd, "LJ", "Linda Jones")
' do nothing
For i = 1 To 2
x = Application.Evaluate("WSN(" & i & ", false)")
y = Application.Evaluate("WSN(" & i & ", true)")
IF your passwords are generated as the capitalized initials of your worksheet names, then an easier solution is:
For Each sh In Worksheets
pwd = UCase(Left(sh.Name, 1) & Mid(sh.Name, InStr(2, sh.Name, " ") + 1, 1))
If you have names with 3 parts i.e. a middle name and you also use the middle initials, then you could consider using the Split function for the pwd variable in DoIt2.
Hope this helps.