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    Protect sheet from viewing

    I have a Workbook with 2 sheets, the first one is the data entry and the second one contains all the calculations and confidential info.
    I have one staff member that does the data entry but I don't want them to see the 2nd sheet. I know I can hide the sheet then protect the entire workbook which does work, but is there an easier way so that the second person doesn't have to keep hiding/unhiding the 2nd sheet?
    It would be perfect if when you tried to click on Sheet2, it asked for a password.
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    Re: Protect sheet from viewing

    Check out this example, it is VBA driven so Macros need to be enabled
    Use the Key
    Ctrl & Shift & U To open the input box,
    enter 123 and Sheet2 will unhide, click the button to hide the sheet again
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    Re: Protect sheet from viewing

    Thanks Dave, that works, do you know if there is an easier way in Excel 2010?
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    Re: Protect sheet from viewing

    Sorry, I have not used xl'10

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    Re: Protect sheet from viewing

    Here's a simple technique that works like you suggested, it asks for a password when you click on Sheet2. If the wrong password is entered, it takes you back to sheet1.
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    How/Where to install the macro:

    1. Open up your workbook
    2. Right-click the sheet2 tab and select View Code
    3. Copy and Paste in your code (given above)
    4. Edit the macro to the correct password you want, the string is near the top
    5. Get out of VBA (Press Alt+Q)
    6. Save as a macro-enabled workbook


    Now switch to sheet1, then back to sheet2...
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    Re: Protect sheet from viewing

    Awesome! thanks for that, it worked perfectly.
    Cheers
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    Re: Protect sheet from viewing

    It's not secure though,if the sheet isn't hidden then if macros aren't enabled anyone can access the sheet. A better way would be to have the sheet hidden and a password on opening would determine which sheets can be visible

    PASSWORD FORM4.zip
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    Re: Protect sheet from viewing

    If that takes care of your need, please click EDIT in your original post, click GO ADVANCED and set the PREFIX box to SOLVED.

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    Re: Protect sheet from viewing

    This worked for password protecting the sheet however if someone enters a wrong password, it gives the option of Debug & upon pressing debug...it takes to the code in which the password is visible. Is there a solution to it?

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    Re: Protect sheet from viewing

    nachiketjoshi,

    Welcome to the Forum, unfortunately:

    Your post does not comply with Rule 2 of our Forum RULES. Don't post a question in the thread of another member -- start your own thread. If you feel it's particularly relevant, provide a link to the other thread. It makes sense to have a new thread for your question because a thread with numerous replies can be off putting & difficult to pick out relevant replies.
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    Re: Protect sheet from viewing

    Quote Originally Posted by arlu1201 View Post
    nachiketjoshi,

    Welcome to the Forum, unfortunately:

    Your post does not comply with Rule 2 of our Forum RULES. Don't post a question in the thread of another member -- start your own thread. If you feel it's particularly relevant, provide a link to the other thread. It makes sense to have a new thread for your question because a thread with numerous replies can be off putting & difficult to pick out relevant replies.
    So, for everyone who went through this thread and needed it, I think nachiketjoshi had a relevant issue and the answer is this: go into the visual basic formula he is referring to and change sheet name from "sheet1" to the name of the sheet you consider safe in the workbook for everyone to view.

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    Re: Protect sheet from viewing

    Quote Originally Posted by DWC Finance View Post
    So, for everyone who went through this thread and needed it, I think nachiketjoshi had a relevant issue and the answer is this: go into the visual basic formula he is referring to and change sheet name from "sheet1" to the name of the sheet you consider safe in the workbook for everyone to view.
    I assume the question is referring to JBeaucaire's code.

    nachiketjoshi did not mention the sheet name had been changed, but that is a good assumption.

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    Re: Protect sheet from viewing

    Quote Originally Posted by royUK View Post
    A better way would be to have the sheet hidden and a password on opening would determine which sheets can be visible
    PASSWORD FORM4.zip
    I can't download this file?

    Can someone to set here file for download

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    Re: Protect sheet from viewing

    Quote Originally Posted by Dumy View Post
    I can't download this file?

    Can someone to set here file for download
    royUK had used a 3rd party file sharing site, here is his file.
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    Re: Protect sheet from viewing

    Quote Originally Posted by davesexcel View Post
    royUK had used a 3rd party file sharing site, here is his file.
    Thank very much davesexcel

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