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Excell, How do I put current time in a cell without updating others?

Excell, How do I put current time in a cell without updating others?

Excell, How do I put current time in a cell without updating others?

(OP)
I'm trying to create a data logg function.
A macro will insert a new row and time in the cell besides it. I am using the function hour (now()) and second(now())

When I insert the function =second (now()) It aslo updates all the other cell that have this function. (Not good)

Each event must keep the time of the event. How do I do this?

RE: Excell, How do I put current time in a cell without updating others?

You could brute force it and insert the function outputs into cells and then copy/paste special values into the final output cells.

TTFN

RE: Excell, How do I put current time in a cell without updating others?

The worksheet function Now() is evaluated each time the worksheet is recalculated. Therefore, you need something like this in your VB macro:

    a = Now
    [a1].Value = Hour(a)
    [b1].Value = Minute(a)
    [c1].Value = Second(a)

Cheers,
Joerd

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RE: Excell, How do I put current time in a cell without updating others?

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Thank you for your assistance !

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