In this article, we will use workbook event to highlight dates greater than the present date.
Raw data for this example consists of daily sales target and target achieved.
We want to highlight days which are greater than the present date.
In this article we have created two macros, “SetColor” and “ResetColor”.
“SetColor” macro is used to highlight dates which are greater than the present date.
“ResetColor” macro is used to reset formatting of specified source.
We have used two workbook events, workbook open event and workbook before close event.
Workbook open event is fired when workbook is opened. On opening the workbook, it will automatically run the “SetColor” macro.
Workbook before close event is used to reset event associated with the workbook open event.
If IsDate(ActiveCell.Value) And ActiveCell.Value > Date Then
The above code is used to check whether value in the cell is of date data type and is greater than the present date.
ActiveCell.Interior.Color = RGB(0, 255, 0)
The above code is used to assign green color to the active cell.
Set Source = Range("A1", Range("A1").SpecialCells(xlCellTypeLastCell))
The above code is used to select all the data within the excel sheet.
Please follow below for the code
Option Explicit Sub SetColor() If IsDate(ActiveCell.Value) And ActiveCell.Value > Date Then ActiveCell.Interior.Color = RGB(0, 255, 0) Else ActiveCell.Interior.Color = RGB(221, 235, 247) End If End Sub Sub ResetColor() 'Declaring variables Dim Rng, Source As Range Dim IntRow As Integer, IntCol As Integer 'Specifying all the cells as source range Set Source = Range("A1", Range("A1").SpecialCells(xlCellTypeLastCell)) 'Looping through all the cells For Each Rng In Source 'Checking whether cell contains a value If Not IsEmpty(Rng) Then 'Checking whether cell contain value of date data type If IsDate(Rng.Value) Then Rng.Select 'Assigning Green color if value is greater than today date If DateValue(Rng.Value) > Date Then ActiveCell.Interior.Color = RGB(0, 255, 0) Else ActiveCell.Interior.Color = RGB(221, 235, 247) End If End If End If Next Rng End Sub 'Insert below code in ThisWorkbook module Option Explicit Private Sub Workbook_Open() With Worksheets("Main") 'Event fired on entry to worksheet .OnEntry = "SetColor" 'Event fired on sheet activation .OnSheetActivate = "ResetColor" End With End Sub Private Sub Workbook_BeforeClose(Cancel As Boolean) With Worksheets("Main") .OnEntry = "" .OnSheetActivate = "" End With End Sub
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