Tracing Dependents/Precedents

New Contributor

Is it possible to trace dependents/precedents for formulas in multiple cells at once?  Or do you have to select individual cells and "trace dependents" from the Formula Auditing Group menu, one at a time?

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You have to select the cells one by one and click Trace Precedents.

But you could use this macro to trace dependents for all cells in the selection:


Sub ShowPrecedents()
    Dim rng As Range
    For Each rng In Selection
    Next rng
End Sub

@Hans Vogelaar 

Thanks Hans, I'll give that a try.