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Mask Time Entry in Excel


Excel VBA: Mask Time Entry in Excel. Enter Times in Excel With Masked Format

Mask Excel Time Entries. See Also: Mask Date Entries

Unlike Access, Excel does not allow for us to mask time and/or date entries. However, we can use the Worksheet_Change Event to achieve masked time entries. For the code to work times should be entered as 4 digits, e.g. 2244, 0130, 1325 will change to 22:44, 01:30 and 13:25 respectively. Note how the time mask is only applicable to the range A1:A100, but can be any range. You can change the display format (.NumberFormat = "[h]:mm") of the code to suit your needs.

To insert the code, right click on the Sheet name tab, select View Code and in here paste the code below;

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)

Dim vVal

    If Target.Cells.Count > 1 Then Exit Sub

    If Intersect(Target, Range("A1:A100")) Is Nothing Then Exit Sub


     With Target


         vVal = Format(.Value, "0000")

          If IsNumeric(vVal) And Len(vVal) = 4 Then

            Application.EnableEvents = False

            .Value = Left(vVal, 2) & ":" & Right(vVal, 2)

            .NumberFormat = "[h]:mm"

          End If

    End With


     Application.EnableEvents = True

End Sub

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