AutoFilter Multiple Sheets, Copy, New Book, Paste to Multiple Sheets

  • Here is my dilemma. I have a master workbook with 5 sheets. Each sheet contains a different data-set, but will be filtered by a "Dealer Code" criteria that is common to all 5 sheets. This "Dealer Code" criteria is Column A in all 5 sheets. My goal is to apply autofilter to all 5 sheets, insert a dealer code criteria into a filter input box, copy the filtered data from each sheet, create a new workbook, prompt the Save As dialog box to open, and then paste the filtered data into 5 new sheets. I've had limited success with copying 1 tab and performing the rest of the functions, but not with all 5. I can get all 5 to paste to 1 new book and sheet, but I'm stuck here.

    Edited once, last by royUK: Add VBA Script that has worked thus far ().

  • Hi Roy, thanks for response. Apologies for not posting code in the correct place. I'm trying to go back and edit my original message to remove it, but having trouble. I've also included an example of one of the master files that I'm working with (there are 9 total master files). Also a .txt file with the script that I was able to get working to do what I was trying, but it seems cumbersome and is reliant on two file names (that will in reality be different every time) to function.

  • I think this does all you want

  • Thanks for the quick reply! When I run it, I'm getting "Run-time error '1004': AutoFilter method of Range class failed" @ line 26. Is it trying to autofilter the new workbook, or the source workbook?

  • No error at all for me. I've run it several times.

    The AutoFilter takes place in the original workbook

    Are you using the same example workbook? Does each sheet have data starting in A1?

    Line 26 checks if AutoFilter is on, if it isn't then it switches it on, if there is no data in A1 then it will error

     If Not .AutoFilterMode Then .Range("A1").AutoFilter
  • I downloaded the file that I uploaded here just in case and ran it again. Still get that error, debug takes me to this part of of the autofilter line 26. When it stops running, it's stopped on the new open workbook that doesn't have any data in it yet. Do I need to set a range? I just copied/pasted into a new module as you had it.

  • I cannot replicate that error. I've run the code successfully twice since my last reply

    Just run it again with no errors and noticed that in total I have run it 33 times without that error.

    Where have you put the code?

    Attach the file that has the code in it

  • Well, I just got it to work. I'm 100% it's my fault - just working through it now. I originally inserted a module to my PERSONAL.XLSB file and pasted your code there. Then I opened the file that I put in here. Then ran it, and that's where I got the error. After your last reply, I opened the sample file and saved it as XLSM rather than XLSX. I inserted a module to the new XLSM version, and pasted the code into the new module. Then I ran it - and it worked. Is the issue because the macro is stored in the XLSB workbook? Must it be stored in the master file?

  • This should work from your personal workbook

  • I see, that's my fault. I should have added that in my original post. So I have 9 source workbooks that are updated monthly with new data. The idea is to store the macro in Personal.XLSB so that it can be run with any source file. The files contain the dealer data by region, and the "dealer code" filter criteria will be specific to whichever region that store is located. Once the data for the specific dealer code is added to a new workbook, I have then recorded formatting macros for each of the 5 sheets. Can the formatting macros be added to this filter and export code? Or is it better to run them separately?

  • You won't learn in a week or so, but just keep on trying and asking questions, especially if you do not understand something in the code that you see.

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