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Is there any way to automatically evaluate an input cell after evaluating the previous one without the need to press ENTER?

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    $\begingroup$ Out of curiosity - is there a reason why you wouldn't want to put them into the same cell? $\endgroup$ – Jonie Aug 7 '13 at 5:16
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    $\begingroup$ @Jonie Because I want the next cell be evaluated only if certain conditions are met. I also want to separate the outputs. $\endgroup$ – M6299 Aug 7 '13 at 5:20
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One way to acheive this is:

a = 1 + 2
If[a == 3, SelectionMove[EvaluationNotebook[], Next, Cell]];
SelectionEvaluate[EvaluationNotebook[]];

Other way is by adding CellTag to our "conditional" cell. Use Crtl+J on that cell or use menu: Cell > Cell Tags > Add/Remove... to add tag, here I used "only if".

And then:

a = 1 + 2;
If[a == 3,
   NotebookLocate["only if"];
   SelectionEvaluate[EvaluationNotebook[]]
  ]

This seems to be more bulletproof.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks. Your solutions are exactly what I needed. $\endgroup$ – M6299 Aug 7 '13 at 6:13
  • $\begingroup$ @M6299 You are welcome :) I'm glad you find it useful. $\endgroup$ – Kuba Aug 7 '13 at 6:14

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