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    Hide/Unhide columns based on value of a cell

    Hi, I am a newbie at writing macros. I am trying to write a simple macro where I can hide columns based on a value selected from a drop-down list that I have in cell A3.

    For instance if the user selects "NA" then I want columns D:I hidden
    If the user selects "EUROPE" then I want columns B:C and columns F:I hidden
    If the user selects "ASIA PACIFIC" then I want columns B:E hidden.

    How can I accomplish this ? Would appreciate any help.

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    Re: Hide/Unhide columns based on value of a cell

    hi, redrackham, please check attachment, change A3 cell value. If you delete its value all columns (B:I) become visible
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    Re: Hide/Unhide columns based on value of a cell

    Press Alt + F11 on your keyboard, then, in the VBAProject pane, double click the sheet which contains the dropdown. Paste the following code:
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    Re: Hide/Unhide columns based on value of a cell

    Hi Thomas,

    This works great except in one of the options I have to hide two ranges..e.g. when the user selects EUROPE, I need to hide columns B:C and F:I....can I do this using the code you provided ? Thanks so much for your help.

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    Re: Hide/Unhide columns based on value of a cell

    NVM Thomas - I think I got it to work with a minor change to the code you provided. Just one other question...if I wanted to further hide columns based on the value of another cell, A5 where the values will be "PRIMARY", "SECONDARY", "TERTIARY" is this possible ?

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    Re: Hide/Unhide columns based on value of a cell

    Sure. Replace the word modify in the code below with the range you want to hide (ie D:I):
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    Last edited by tlafferty; 09-23-2011 at 05:15 PM.

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    Re: Hide/Unhide columns based on value of a cell

    Thanks again, Thomas - it worked !

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