Custom function in Excel

Copper Contributor

Can someone please help me develop a function or macro? I need help with copy and paste, as in copy will paste a check box insert that will register what cell it's pasted to.  Including the conditional formatting that is attached to it. Example if I copy and paste G3 to G4, the pasted G4 cell will register in that cell and not be attached to G3 anymore. As well with the conditional formatting which registers which color to fill the cell. 




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Creating a custom function or macro in Excel to achieve this kind of functionality is quite complex, as Excel's built-in features are limited in handling objects like checkboxes dynamically. However, you can use VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) to create a macro that performs the desired copy, paste, and tracking of checkboxes.

Here is a simplified VBA example to get you started. This code will copy a checkbox from one cell to another and adjust its position, then it will track the location of the checkbox:

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Sub CopyPasteCheckBox()
'This code is only a examble,you may need to adjust this.
    Dim sourceCell As Range
    Dim targetCell As Range
    Dim cb As CheckBox
    Dim newCB As CheckBox

    ' Set the source and target cells
    Set sourceCell = Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("G3")
    Set targetCell = Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("G4")

    ' Copy the checkbox
    Set cb = sourceCell.CheckBoxes(1)

    ' Paste the checkbox to the target cell

    ' Create a new checkbox object in the target cell
    Set newCB = targetCell.CheckBoxes(1)

    ' Assign a macro to the new checkbox (optional)
    newCB.OnAction = "CheckBoxClick"

    ' Store information about the checkbox location
    newCB.LinkedCell = targetCell.Address

    ' Optional: Copy conditional formatting from source to target cell
    targetCell.PasteSpecial Paste:=xlPasteFormats
    Application.CutCopyMode = False
End Sub

In this code:

  • CopyPasteCheckBox is the macro that you can run.
  • sourceCell and targetCell are the source and target cells where you want to copy and paste the checkbox.
  • The checkbox is copied from the source cell and pasted into the target cell.
  • A new checkbox object is created in the target cell.
  • The LinkedCell property is used to store the location of the checkbox.

You can customize and expand upon this code to suit your specific needs, such as handling multiple checkboxes and conditional formatting. You may also want to create additional macros to handle checkbox clicks or other actions.

Please note that working with checkboxes and their properties in VBA can be more complex if your Excel workbook has multiple worksheets or if you have a specific layout. Make sure to test and adapt the code to your specific Excel setup and requirements. The text, steps and the code were created with the help of AI.

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