VBA code to filter data with multiple criteria and copy to another sheet

In this Excel VBA Tutorial, you learn to filter data in Excel with macros.This Excel VBA AutoFilter Tutorial is accompanied by an Excel workbook containing the data and macros I us

VBA code to filter data with multiple criteria and copy to another sheet
Step by Step Examples to Filter Data with Macros
Step by Step Examples to Filter Data with Macros

In this Excel VBA Tutorial, you learn to filter data in Excel with macros.

This Excel VBA AutoFilter Tutorial is accompanied by an Excel workbook containing the data and macros I use in the examples below. You can get free access to this example workbook by clicking the button below.

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  • Related Excel VBA and Macro Training Materials
  • #1. Excel VBA AutoFilter Column Based on Cell Value
  • VBA Code to AutoFilter Column Based on Cell Value
  • Macro Example to AutoFilter Column Based on Cell Value
  • Effects of Executing Macro Example to AutoFilter Column Based on Cell Value
  • #2. Excel VBA AutoFilter Table Based on 1 Column and 1 Cell Value
  • VBA Code to AutoFilter Table Based on 1 Column and 1 Cell Value
  • Macro Example to AutoFilter Table Based on 1 Column and 1 Cell Value
  • Effects of Executing Macro Example to AutoFilter Table Based on 1 Column and 1 Cell Value
  • #3. Excel VBA AutoFilter Table by Column Header Name
  • VBA Code to AutoFilter Table by Column Header Name
  • Macro Example to AutoFilter Table by Column Header Name
  • Effects of Executing Macro Example to AutoFilter Table by Column Name
  • #4. Excel VBA AutoFilter Excel Table by Column Header Name
  • VBA Code to AutoFilter Excel Table by Column Header Name
  • Macro Example to AutoFilter Excel Table by Column Header Name
  • Effects of Executing Macro Example to AutoFilter Excel Table by Column Name
  • #5. Excel VBA AutoFilter with Multiple Criteria in Same Column (or Field) and Exact Matches
  • VBA Code to AutoFilter with Multiple Criteria in Same Column (or Field) and Exact Matches
  • Macro Example to AutoFilter with Multiple Criteria in Same Column (or Field) and Exact Matches
  • Effects of Executing Macro Example to AutoFilter with Multiple Criteria in Same Column (or Field) and Exact Matches
  • #6. Excel VBA AutoFilter with Multiple Criteria and xlAnd Operator
  • VBA Code to AutoFilter with Multiple Criteria and xlAnd Operator
  • Macro Example to AutoFilter with Multiple Criteria and xlAnd Operator
  • Effects of Executing Macro Example to AutoFilter with Multiple Criteria and xlAnd Operator
  • #7. Excel VBA AutoFilter with Multiple Criteria and xlOr Operator
  • VBA Code to AutoFilter with Multiple Criteria and xlOr Operator
  • Macro Example to AutoFilter with Multiple Criteria and xlOr Operator
  • Effects of Executing Macro Example to AutoFilter with Multiple Criteria and xlOr Operator
  • #8. Excel VBA AutoFilter Multiple Fields
  • VBA Code to AutoFilter Multiple Fields
  • Macro Example to AutoFilter Multiple Fields
  • Effects of Executing Macro Example to AutoFilter Multiple Fields
  • #9. Excel VBA AutoFilter Between 2 Dates
  • VBA Code to AutoFilter Between 2 Dates
  • Macro Example to AutoFilter Between 2 Dates
  • Effects of Executing Macro Example to AutoFilter Between 2 Dates
  • #10. Excel VBA AutoFilter by Month
  • VBA Code to AutoFilter by Month
  • Macro Example to AutoFilter by Month
  • Effects of Executing Macro Example to AutoFilter by Month
  • #11. Excel VBA AutoFilter Contains
  • VBA Code to AutoFilter Contains
  • Macro Example to AutoFilter Contains
  • Effects of Executing Macro Example to AutoFilter Contains
  • #12. Excel VBA AutoFilter Blanks
  • VBA Code to AutoFilter Blanks
  • Macro Example to AutoFilter Blanks
  • Effects of Executing Macro Example to AutoFilter Blanks
  • #13. Excel VBA Turn On AutoFilter
  • VBA Code to Turn On AutoFilter
  • Macro Example to Turn On AutoFilter
  • Effects of Executing Macro Example to Turn On AutoFilter
  • #14. Excel VBA Clear AutoFilter
  • VBA Code to Clear AutoFilter
  • Macro Example to Clear AutoFilter
  • Effects of Executing Macro Example to Clear AutoFilter
  • #15. Excel VBA AutoFilter Off
  • VBA Code to Turn AutoFilter Off
  • Macro Example to Turn AutoFilter Off
  • Effects of Executing Macro Example to Turn AutoFilter Off
  • #16. Excel VBA Protect Sheet Allow Filter
  • VBA Code to Protect Sheet Allow Filter
  • Macro Example to Protect Sheet Allow Filter
  • Effects of Executing Macro Example to Protect Sheet Allow Filter
  • #17. Excel VBA Get AutoFiltered Range
  • VBA Code to Get AutoFiltered Range
  • Macro Example to Get AutoFiltered Range
  • Effects of Executing Macro Example to Get AutoFiltered Range
  • #18. Excel VBA Copy Visible Rows in AutoFiltered Range
  • VBA Code to Copy Visible Rows in AutoFiltered Range
  • Macro Example to Copy Visible Rows in AutoFiltered Range
  • Effects of Executing Macro Example to Copy Visible Rows in AutoFiltered Range
  • #19. Excel VBA Select First Visible Cell in AutoFiltered Range
  • VBA Code to Select First Visible Cell in AutoFiltered Range
  • Macro Example to Select First Visible Cell in AutoFiltered Range
  • Effects of Executing Macro Example to Select First Visible Cell in AutoFiltered Range
  • Learn More About Excel VBA AutoFilter
  • Workbook Example Used in this Excel VBA AutoFilter Tutorial
  • The Power Spreadsheets Library

The following VBA and Macro training materials may help you better understand and implement the contents below:

  • Tutorials about general VBA constructs and structures:
  • Tutorials for Beginners:
  • Macro Tutorial for Beginners.
  • VBA Tutorial for Beginners.
  • Enable macros in Excel.
  • Work with the Visual Basic Editor (VBE).
  • Create Sub procedures.
  • Refer to objects, including:
  • Sheets.
  • Cells.
  • Work with properties and methods.
  • Declare variables and data types.
  • Create R1C1-style references.
  • Use Excel worksheet functions in VBA.
  • Work with arrays.
  • Tutorials with practical VBA applications and macro examples:
  • Find last row.
  • Set or get a cell's value.
  • Copy paste.
  • Search and find.
  • Create message boxes.
  • The comprehensive and actionable Books at The Power Spreadsheets Library:
  • Excel Macros for Beginners Book Series.
  • VBA Fundamentals Book Series.

#1. Excel VBA AutoFilter Column Based on Cell Value

VBA Code to AutoFilter Column Based on Cell Value

To AutoFilter a column based on a cell value, use the following structure/template in the applicable statement:RangeObjectColumnToFilter.AutoFilter Field:=1, Criteria1:="ComparisonOperator" & RangeObjectCriteria.Value

The following Sections describe the main elements in this structure.

RangeObjectColumnToFilter

A Range object representing the column you AutoFilter.

AutoFilter

The Range.AutoFilter method filters a list with Excel's AutoFilter.

Field:=1

The Field parameter of the Range.AutoFilter method:

  • Specifies the field offset (column number) on which you base the AutoFilter.
  • Is specified as an integer, with the first/leftmost column in the AutoFiltered cell range (RangeObjectColumnToFilter) being field 1.

To AutoFilter a column based on a cell value, set the Field parameter to 1.

Criteria1:=ComparisonOperator & RangeObjectCriteria.Value

The Criteria1 parameter of the Range.AutoFilter method is:

  • As a general rule, a string specifying the AutoFiltering criteria.
  • Subject to a variety of rules. The specific rules (usually) depend on the data type of the AutoFiltered column.

To AutoFilter a column based on a cell value (and as a general rule), set the Criteria1 parameter to a string specifying the AutoFiltering criteria by specifying:

  • A comparison operator (ComparisonOperator); and
  • The cell (RangeObjectCriteria) whose value you use to AutoFilter the column.

For these purposes:

  • ComparisonOperator is a comparison operator specifying the type of comparison VBA carries out.
  • & is the concatenation operator.
  • RangeObjectCriteria is a Range object representing the cell whose value you use to AutoFilter the column (RangeObjectColumnToFilter).
  • Value refers to the Range.Value property. The Range.Value property returns the value/string stored in the applicable cell (RangeObjectCriteria).

Macro Example to AutoFilter Column Based on Cell Value

The macro below does the following:

  1. Filter column A (with the data set starting in cell A6) of the worksheet named AutoFilter Column Cell Value in the workbook where the procedure is stored.
  2. Display (only) entries whose value is not equal to the value stored in cell D6 of the worksheet named AutoFilter Column Cell Value in the workbook where the procedure is stored.Sub AutoFilterColumnCellValue() 'Source: https://powerspreadsheets.com/ 'For further information: https://powerspreadsheets.com/excel-vba-autofilter/ 'This procedure: '(1) Filters the column/data starting on cell A6 of the "AutoFilter Column Cell Value" worksheet in this workbook based on the value stored in cell D6 of the same worksheet '(2) Displays (only) entries whose value is not equal to (<>) the value stored in cell D6 of the "AutoFilter Column Cell Value" worksheet in this workbook With ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("AutoFilter Column Cell Value") .Range("A6").AutoFilter Field:=1, Criteria1:="<>" & .Range("D6").Value End With End Sub

Effects of Executing Macro Example to AutoFilter Column Based on Cell Value

The image below illustrates the effects of using the macro example. In this example:

  • Column A (cells A6 to A31) contains:
  • A header (cell A6); and
  • Randomly generated values (cells A7 to A31).
  • Cell D6 contains a randomly generated value (8).
  • A text box (Filter column A based on value of cell D6) executes the macro example when clicked.

When the macro is executed, Excel:

  • Filters column A based on the value in cell D6.
  • Displays (only) entries whose value is not equal to the value in cell D6 (8).
Example: AutoFilter column based on cell value with VBA macros
Example: AutoFilter column based on cell value with VBA macros
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#2. Excel VBA AutoFilter Table Based on 1 Column and 1 Cell Value

VBA Code to AutoFilter Table Based on 1 Column and 1 Cell Value

To AutoFilter a table based on 1 column and 1 cell value, use the following structure/template in the applicable statement:RangeObjectTableToFilter.AutoFilter Field:=ColumnCriteria, Criteria1:="ComparisonOperator" & RangeObjectCriteria.Value

The following Sections describe the main elements in this structure.

RangeObjectTableToFilter

A Range object representing the table you AutoFilter.

AutoFilter

The Range.AutoFilter method filters a list with Excel's AutoFilter.

Field:=ColumnCriteria

The Field parameter of the Range.AutoFilter method:

  • Specifies the field offset (column number) on which you base the AutoFilter.
  • Is specified as an integer, with the first/leftmost column in the AutoFiltered cell range (RangeObjectTableToFilter) being field 1.

To AutoFilter a table based on 1 column and 1 cell value, set the Field parameter to an integer specifying the number of the column (in RangeObjectTableToFilter) you use to AutoFilter the table.

Criteria1:=ComparisonOperator & RangeObjectCriteria.Value

The Criteria1 parameter of the Range.AutoFilter method is:

  • As a general rule, a string specifying the AutoFiltering criteria.
  • Subject to a variety of rules. The specific rules (usually) depend on the data type of the AutoFiltered column (ColumnCriteria).

To AutoFilter a table based on 1 column and 1 cell value (and as a general rule), set the Criteria1 parameter to a string specifying the AutoFiltering criteria by specifying:

  • A comparison operator (ComparisonOperator); and
  • The cell (RangeObjectCriteria) whose value you use to AutoFilter the table.

For these purposes:

  • ComparisonOperator is a comparison operator specifying the type of comparison VBA carries out.
  • & is the concatenation operator.
  • RangeObjectCriteria is a Range object representing the cell whose value you use to AutoFilter the table (RangeObjectTableToFilter).
  • Value refers to the Range.Value property. The Range.Value property returns the value/string stored in the applicable cell (RangeObjectCriteria).

Macro Example to AutoFilter Table Based on 1 Column and 1 Cell Value

The macro below does the following:

  1. Filter the table stored in cells A6 to H31 of the worksheet named AutoFilter Table Column Value in the workbook where the procedure is stored based on:
  2. The table's fourth column; and
  3. The value stored in cell K6 of the same worksheet.
  4. Display (only) entries whose value in the fourth column of the AutoFiltered table is greater than or equal to the value stored in cell K6 of the worksheet named AutoFilter Table Column Value in the workbook where the procedure is stored.Sub AutoFilterTable1Column1CellValue() 'Source: https://powerspreadsheets.com/ 'For further information: https://powerspreadsheets.com/excel-vba-autofilter/ 'This procedure: '(1) Filters the table in cells A6 to H31 of the "AutoFilter Table Column Value" worksheet in this workbook based on: 'It's fourth column; and 'The value stored in cell K6 of the same worksheet '(2) Displays (only) entries in rows where the value in the fourth table column is greater than or equal to (>=) the value stored in cell K6 of the "AutoFilter Table Column Value" worksheet in this workbook With ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("AutoFilter Table Column Value") .Range("A6:H31").AutoFilter Field:=4, Criteria1:=">=" & .Range("K6").Value End With End Sub

Effects of Executing Macro Example to AutoFilter Table Based on 1 Column and 1 Cell Value

The image below illustrates the effects of using the macro example. In this example:

  • Columns A through H (cells A6 to H31) contain a table organized as follows:
  • A header row (cells A6 to H6); and
  • Randomly generated values (cells A7 to H31).
  • Cell K6 contains a randomly generated value (8).
  • A text box (Filter table based on Column 4 and value of cell K6) executes the macro example when clicked.

When the macro is executed, Excel:

  • Filters the table based on:
  • Column 4; and
  • The value in cell K6.
  • Displays (only) entries whose value in Column 4 is greater than or equal to the value in cell K6 (8).
Example: AutoFilter table based on 1 column and 1 cell value with VBA macros
Example: AutoFilter table based on 1 column and 1 cell value with VBA macros
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#3. Excel VBA AutoFilter Table by Column Header Name

VBA Code to AutoFilter Table by Column Header Name

To AutoFilter a table by column header name, use the following structure/template in the applicable procedure:With RangeObjectTableToFilter ColumnNumberVariable = .Rows(1).Find(What:=ColumnHeaderName, LookIn:=XlFindLookInConstant, LookAt:=XlLookAtConstant, SearchOrder:=xlByColumns, SearchDirection:=xlNext).Column - .Column + 1 .AutoFilter Field:=ColumnNumberVariable, Criteria1:=AutoFilterCriterion End With

The following Sections describe the main elements in this structure.

Lines #1 and #4: With RangeObjectTableToFilter | End With

With RangeObjectTableToFilter

The With statement (With) executes a set of statements (lines #2 and #3) on the object you refer to (RangeObjectTableToFilter).

RangeObjectTableToFilter is a Range object representing the table you AutoFilter.

End With

The End With statement (End With) ends a With End With block.

Line #2: ColumnNumberVariable = .Rows(1).Find(What:=ColumnHeaderName, LookIn:=XlFindLookInConstant, LookAt:=XlLookAtConstant, SearchOrder:=xlByColumns, SearchDirection:=xlNext).Column  .Column + 1

ColumnNumberVariable

Variable of (usually) the Long data type holding/representing the number of the column (in RangeObjectTableToFilter) whose column header name (ColumnHeaderName) you use to AutoFilter the table.

=

The assignment operator assigns a value (.Rows(1).Find(What:=ColumnHeaderName, LookIn:=XlFindLookInConstant, LookAt:=XlLookAtConstant, SearchOrder:=xlByColumns, SearchDirection:=xlNext).Column  .Column + 1) to a variable (ColumnNumberVariable).

.Rows(1).Find(What:=ColumnHeaderName, LookIn:=XlFindLookInConstant, LookAt:=XlLookAtConstant, SearchOrder:=xlByColumns, SearchDirection:=xlNext).Column  .Column + 1

The expression whose value you assign to the ColumnNumberVariable.Rows(1)

The Range.Rows property (Rows) returns a Range object representing all rows in the applicable cell range (RangeObjectTableToFilter).

The Range.Item property (1) returns a Range object representing the first (1) row in the cell range represented by the applicable Range object (returned by the Range.Rows property).Find(What:=ColumnHeaderName, LookIn:=XlFindLookInConstant, LookAt:=XlLookAtConstant, SearchOrder:=xlByColumns, SearchDirection:=xlNext)

The Range.Find method:

  • Finds specific information (the column header name) in a cell range (Rows(1)).
  • Returns a Range object representing the first cell where the information is found.

What:=ColumnHeaderName

The What parameter of the Range.Find method specifies the data to search for.

To find the header name of the column you use to AutoFilter a table, set the What parameter to the header name of the column you use to AutoFilter the table (ColumnHeaderName).

LookIn:=XlFindLookInConstant

The LookIn parameter of the Range.Find method:

  • Specifies the type of data to search in.
  • Can take any of the built-in constants or values from the XlFindLookIn enumeration.

To find the header name of the column you use to AutoFilter a table, set the LookIn parameter to either of the following, as applicable:

  • xlFormulas (LookIn:=xlFormulas): To search in the applicable cell range's formulas.
  • xlValues (LookIn:=xlValues): To search in the applicable cell range's values.

LookAt:=XlLookAtConstant

The LookAt parameter of the Range.Find method:

  • Specifies against which of the following the data you are searching for is matched:
  • The entire/whole searched cell contents.
  • Any part of the searched cell contents.
  • Can take any of the built-in constants or values from the XlLookAt enumeration.

To find the header name of the column you use to AutoFilter a table, set the LookAt parameter to either of the following, as applicable:

  • xlWhole (LookAt:=xlWhole): To match against the entire/whole searched cell contents.
  • xlPart (LookAt:=xlPart): To match against any part of the searched cell contents.

SearchOrder:=xlByColumns

The SearchOrder parameter of the Range.Find method:

  • Specifies the order in which the applicable cell range (Rows(1)) is searched:
  • By rows.
  • By columns.
  • Can take any of the built-in constants or values from the XlSearchOrder enumeration.

To find the header name of the column you use to AutoFilter a table, set the SearchOrder parameter to xlByColumns. xlByColumns searches by columns.

SearchDirection:=xlNext

The SearchDirection parameter of the Range.Find method:

  • Specifies the search direction:
  • Search for the previous match.
  • Search for the next match.
  • Can take any of the built-in constants or values from the XlSearchDirection enumeration.

To find the header name of the column you use to AutoFilter a table, set the SearchDirection parameter to xlNext. xlNext searches for the next match.Column

The Range.Column property returns the number of the first column of the first area in a cell range.

When AutoFiltering a table by column header name, the Range.Column property returns the 2 following column numbers:

  • The column number of the cell represented by the Range object returned by the Range.Find method (Find(What:=ColumnHeaderName, LookIn:=XlFindLookInConstant, LookAt:=XlLookAtConstant, SearchOrder:=xlByColumns, SearchDirection:=xlNext)).
  • The number of the first column in the table you AutoFilter (RangeObjectTableToFilter). .Column + 1

The number of the column you use to AutoFilter the table may vary depending on which of the following you use as reference (to calculate such column number):

  • The entire worksheet. From this perspective:
  • Column A is column #1.
  • Column B is column #2.
  • And so on.
  • The table you AutoFilter. From this perspective:
  • The first table column is column #1.
  • The second table column is column #2.
  • And so on.

As a general rule:

  • The column numbers will match if the first column of the table you AutoFilter (RangeObjectTableToFilter) is column A of the applicable worksheet.
  • The column numbers will not match if the first column of the table you AutoFilter (RangeObjectTableToFilter) is not column A of the applicable worksheet.

The Range.Column property (Column) uses the entire worksheet as reference. The Range.AutoFilter method (line #3) uses the table you AutoFilter as reference.

The following ensures the column numbers (returned by the Range.Column property and used by the Range.AutoFilter method) match, regardless of which worksheet column is the first column of the table you AutoFilter:

  • Subtract the number of the first column in the table you AutoFilter (RangeObjectTableToFilter) from the column number of the cell represented by the Range object returned by the Range.Find method (- .Column); and
  • Add 1 (+ 1).

Line #3: .AutoFilter Field:=ColumnNumberVariable, Criteria1:=AutoFilterCriterion

AutoFilter

The Range.AutoFilter method filters a list with Excel's AutoFilter.Field:=ColumnNumberVariable

The Field parameter of the Range.AutoFilter method:

  • Specifies the field offset (column number) on which you base the AutoFilter.
  • Is specified as an integer, with the first/leftmost column in the AutoFiltered cell range (RangeObjectTableToFilter) being field 1.

To AutoFilter a table by column header name, set the Field parameter to the number of the column (in RangeObjectTableToFilter) whose column header name you use to AutoFilter the table (ColumnNumberVariable).Criteria1:=AutoFilterCriterion

The Criteria1 parameter of the Range.AutoFilter method is:

  • As a general rule, a string specifying the AutoFiltering criteria.
  • Subject to a variety of rules. The specific rules (usually) depend on the data type of the AutoFiltered column (ColumnNumberVariable).

To AutoFilter a table by column header name (and as a general rule), set the Criteria1 parameter to a string specifying the AutoFiltering criteria (AutoFilterCriterion) by specifying:

  • A comparison operator; and
  • The applicable criterion you use to AutoFilter the table.

Macro Example to AutoFilter Table by Column Header Name

The macro below does the following:

  1. Filter the table starting on cell B6 of the worksheet named AutoFilter Table Column Name in the workbook where the procedure is stored based on the column whose header name is Column 4.
  2. Display (only) entries in rows where the value in the table column whose column header name is Column 4 is greater than or equal to 8.Sub AutoFilterTableColumnHeaderName() 'Source: https://powerspreadsheets.com/ 'For further information: https://powerspreadsheets.com/excel-vba-autofilter/ 'This procedure: '(1) Filters the table starting on cell B6 of the "AutoFilter Table Column Name" worksheet in this workbook based on the column whose header name is "Column 4" '(2) Displays (only) entries in rows where the value in the table column whose column header name is "Column 4" is greater than or equal to (>=) 8 'Declare object variable to represent the cell range of the AutoFiltered table Dim MyAutoFilteredTable As Range 'Declare variable to hold/represent the number of the column (in the AutoFiltered table) whose column header name is "Column 4" Dim MyColumnNumber As Long 'Assign an object reference (representing the cell range of the AutoFiltered table) to the MyAutoFilteredTable object variable Set MyAutoFilteredTable = ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("AutoFilter Table Column Name").Range("B6").CurrentRegion 'Refer to the cell range represented by the MyAutoFilteredTable object variable With MyAutoFilteredTable 'Assign the number of the column (in the AutoFiltered table) whose column header name is "Column 4" to the MyColumnNumber variable MyColumnNumber = .Rows(1).Find(What:="Column 4", LookIn:=xlFormulas, LookAt:=xlWhole, SearchOrder:=xlByColumns, SearchDirection:=xlNext).Column - .Column + 1 'Filter the AutoFiltered table based on the column whose number is held/represented by the MyColumnNumber variable (the column whose header name is "Column 4") .AutoFilter Field:=MyColumnNumber, Criteria1:=">=8" End With End Sub

Effects of Executing Macro Example to AutoFilter Table by Column Name

The image below illustrates the effects of using the macro example. In this example:

  • Columns B through I (cells B6 to I31) contain a table organized as follows:
  • A header row (cells B6 to I6); and
  • Randomly generated values (cells B7 to I31).
  • A text box (Filter table by Column 4) executes the macro example when clicked.

When the macro is executed, Excel:

  • Filters the table based on Column 4.
  • Displays (only) entries whose value in Column 4 is greater than or equal to 8.
Example: AutoFilter table by column name with VBA macros
Example: AutoFilter table by column name with VBA macros
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#4. Excel VBA AutoFilter Excel Table by Column Header Name

VBA Code to AutoFilter Excel Table by Column Header Name

To AutoFilter an Excel Table by column header name, use the following structure/template in the applicable statement:ListObjectObject.Range.AutoFilter Field:=ListObjectObject.ListColumns(ColumnHeaderName).Index, Criteria1:=AutoFilterCriterion

The following Sections describe the main elements in this structure.

ListObjectObject

A ListObject object representing the Excel Table you AutoFilter.

Range

The ListObject.Range property returns a Range object representing the cell range to which the applicable Excel Table (ListObjectObject) applies.

AutoFilter Field:=ListObjectObject.ListColumns(ColumnHeaderName).Index, Criteria1:=AutoFilterCriterion

AutoFilter

The Range.AutoFilter method filters a list with Excel's AutoFilter.

Field:=ListObjectObject.ListColumns(ColumnHeaderName).Index

The Field parameter of the Range.AutoFilter method:

  • Specifies the field offset (column number) on which you base the AutoFilter.
  • Is specified as an integer, with the first/leftmost column in the AutoFiltered cell range (ListObjectObject.Range) being field 1.

To AutoFilter an Excel Table by column header name, set the Field parameter to the number of the column (in the applicable Excel Table) whose column header name you use to AutoFilter the Excel Table. For these purposes:

  • ListObjectObject is aListObject object representing the Excel Table you AutoFilter.
  • The ListObject.ListColumns property (ListColumns) returns a ListColumns collection representing all columns in the applicable Excel Table (ListObjectObject).
  • The ListColumns.Item property (ColumnHeaderName) returns a ListColumn object representing the column whose header name (ColumnHeaderName) you use to AutoFilter the Excel Table (ListObjectObject).
  • ColumnHeaderName is the header name of the column you use to AutoFilter the Excel Table (ListObjectObject).
  • The ListColumn.Index property (Index) returns a Long value representing the index (column) number of the column (whose header name is ColumnHeaderName) you use to AutoFilter the Excel Table (ListObjectObject).
Criteria1:=AutoFilterCriterion

The Criteria1 parameter of the Range.AutoFilter method is:

  • As a general rule, a string specifying the AutoFiltering criteria.
  • Subject to a variety of rules. The specific rules (usually) depend on the data type of the AutoFiltered column.

To AutoFilter an Excel Table by column header name (and as a general rule), set the Criteria1 parameter to a string specifying the AutoFiltering criteria (AutoFilterCriterion) by specifying:

  • A comparison operator; and
  • The applicable criterion you use to AutoFilter the Excel Table.

Macro Example to AutoFilter Excel Table by Column Header Name

The macro below does the following:

  1. Filter the Excel Table named Table1 in the worksheet named AutoFilter Excel Table Column in the workbook where the procedure is stored based on the column whose header name is Column 4.
  2. Display (only) entries in rows where the value in the Excel Table column whose column header name is Column 4 is greater than or equal to 8.Sub AutoFilterExcelTableColumnHeaderName() 'Source: https://powerspreadsheets.com/ 'For further information: https://powerspreadsheets.com/excel-vba-autofilter/ 'This procedure: '(1) Filters the "Table1" Excel Table in the "AutoFilter Excel Table Column" worksheet in this workbook based on the column whose header name is "Column 4" '(2) Displays (only) entries in rows where the value in the Excel Table column whose column header name is "Column 4" is greater than or equal to (>=) 8 With ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("AutoFilter Excel Table Column").ListObjects("Table1") .Range.AutoFilter Field:=.ListColumns("Column 4").Index, Criteria1:=">=8" End With End Sub

Effects of Executing Macro Example to AutoFilter Excel Table by Column Name

The image below illustrates the effects of using the macro example. In this example:

  • Columns B through I (cells B6 to I31) contain an Excel Table (Table1) organized as follows:
  • A header row (cells B6 to I6); and
  • Randomly generated values (cells B7 to I31).
  • A text box (Filter Excel Table by Column 4) executes the macro example when clicked.

When the macro is executed, Excel:

  • Filters the Excel Table (Table1) based on Column 4.
  • Displays (only) entries whose value in Column 4 is greater than or equal to 8.
Example: AutoFilter Excel Table by column name with VBA macros
Example: AutoFilter Excel Table by column name with VBA macros
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Get immediate free access to the Excel VBA AutoFilter workbook example

#5. Excel VBA AutoFilter with Multiple Criteria in Same Column (or Field) and Exact Matches

VBA Code to AutoFilter with Multiple Criteria in Same Column (or Field) and Exact Matches

To AutoFilter with multiple criteria in the same column (or field) and consider exact matches, use the following structure/template in the applicable statement:RangeObjectToFilter.AutoFilter Field:=ColumnNumber, Criteria1:=ArrayMultipleCriteria, Operator:=xlFilterValues

The following Sections describe the main elements in this structure.

RangeObjectToFilter

A Range object representing the data set you AutoFilter.

AutoFilter

The Range.AutoFilter method filters a list with Excel's AutoFilter.

Field:=ColumnNumber

The Field parameter of the Range.AutoFilter method:

  • Specifies the field offset (column number) on which you base the AutoFilter.
  • Is specified as an integer, with the first/leftmost column in the AutoFiltered cell range (RangeObjectToFilter) being field 1.

To AutoFilter with multiple criteria in the same column (or field) and consider exact matches, set the Field parameter to an integer specifying the number of the column (in RangeObjectToFilter) you use to AutoFilter the data set.

Criteria1:=ArrayMultipleCriteria

The Criteria1 parameter of the Range.AutoFilter method is:

  • As a general rule, a string specifying the AutoFiltering criteria.
  • Subject to a variety of rules. The specific rules (usually) depend on the data type of the AutoFiltered column (ColumnNumber).

To AutoFilter with multiple criteria in the same column (or field) and consider exact matches, set the Criteria1 parameter to an array. Each individual array element is (as a general rule) a string specifying an individual AutoFiltering criterion.

Operator:=xlFilterValues

The Operator parameter of the Range.AutoFilter method:

  • Specifies the type of AutoFilter.
  • Can take any of the built-in constants or values from the XlAutoFilterOperator enumeration.

To AutoFilter with multiple criteria in the same column (or field) and consider exact matches, set the Operator parameter to xlFilterValues. xlFilterValues refers to values.

Macro Example to AutoFilter with Multiple Criteria in Same Column (or Field) and Exact Matches

The macro below does the following:

  1. Filter column A (with the data set starting in cell A6) of the worksheet named AutoFilter Mult Criteria Column in the workbook where the procedure is stored.
  2. Display (only) entries whose value is equal to one of the values stored in column C (with the AutoFiltering criteria starting in cell C7) of the worksheet named AutoFilter Mult Criteria Column in the workbook where the procedure is stored.Sub AutoFilterMultipleCriteriaSameColumnExactMatch() 'Source: https://powerspreadsheets.com/ 'For further information: https://powerspreadsheets.com/excel-vba-autofilter/ 'This procedure: '(1) Filters the column/data starting on cell A6 of the "AutoFilter Mult Criteria Column" worksheet in this workbook based on the multiple criteria/values stored in the column starting on cell C7 of the same worksheet '(2) Displays (only) entries whose value is equal to one of the multiple values/criteria stored in the column starting on cell C7 of the "AutoFilter Mult Criteria Column" worksheet in this workbook 'Declare array to hold/represent multiple criteria Dim MyArray As Variant 'Identify worksheet with (i) data to AutoFilter, and (ii) multiple AutoFiltering criteria With ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("AutoFilter Mult Criteria Column") 'Fill MyArray with values/criteria stored in the column starting on cell C7 MyArray = Split(Join(Application.Transpose(.Range(.Cells(7, 3), .Cells(.Range("C:C").Find(What:="*", LookIn:=xlFormulas, LookAt:=xlPart, SearchOrder:=xlByRows, SearchDirection:=xlPrevious).Row, 3)).Value))) 'Filter column/data starting on cell A6 based on the multiple criteria/values held/represented by MyArray .Range("A6").AutoFilter Field:=1, Criteria1:=MyArray, Operator:=xlFilterValues End With End Sub

Effects of Executing Macro Example to AutoFilter with Multiple Criteria in Same Column (or Field) and Exact Matches

The image below illustrates the effects of using the macro example. In this example:

  • Column A (cells A6 to H31) contains:
  • A header (cell A6); and
  • Randomly generated values (cells A7 to A31).
  • Column C (cells C7 to C11) contains even numbers between (and including):
  • 2; and
  • 10.
  • A text box (Filter column A based on values in column C) executes the macro example when clicked.

When the macro is executed, Excel:

  • Filters column A based on the multiple criteria/values in column C.
  • Displays (only) entries whose value is equal to one of the values stored in column C (2, 4, 6, 8, 10).
Example: AutoFilter with Multiple Criteria in Same Column (or Field) and Exact Matches with VBA macros
Example: AutoFilter with Multiple Criteria in Same Column (or Field) and Exact Matches with VBA macros
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#6. Excel VBA AutoFilter with Multiple Criteria and xlAnd Operator

VBA Code to AutoFilter with Multiple Criteria and xlAnd Operator

To AutoFilter with multiple criteria and the xlAnd operator, use the following structure/template in the applicable statement:RangeObjectToFilter.AutoFilter Field:=ColumnNumber, Criteria1:="ComparisonOperator" & FilteringCriterion1, Operator:=xlAnd, Criteria2:="ComparisonOperator" & FilteringCriterion2

The following Sections describe the main elements in this structure.

RangeObjectToFilter

A Range object representing the data set you AutoFilter.

AutoFilter

The Range.AutoFilter method filters a list with Excel's AutoFilter.

Field:=ColumnNumber

The Field parameter of the Range.AutoFilter method:

  • Specifies the field offset (column number) on which you base the AutoFilter.
  • Is specified as an integer, with the first/leftmost column in the AutoFiltered cell range (RangeObjectToFilter) being field 1.

To AutoFilter with multiple criteria and the xlAnd operator, set the Field parameter to an integer specifying the number of the column (in RangeObjectToFilter) you use to AutoFilter the data set.

Criteria1:=ComparisonOperator & FilteringCriterion1

The Criteria1 parameter of the Range.AutoFilter method is:

  • As a general rule, a string specifying the first AutoFiltering criterion.
  • Subject to a variety of rules. The specific rules (usually) depend on the data type of the AutoFiltered column (ColumnNumber).

To AutoFilter with multiple criteria and the xlAnd operator (and as a general rule), set the Criteria1 parameter to a string specifying the first AutoFiltering criterion by specifying:

  • A comparison operator (ComparisonOperator); and
  • The applicable criterion you use to AutoFilter the data set.

For these purposes:

  • ComparisonOperator is a comparison operator specifying the type of comparison VBA carries out.
  • & is the concatenation operator.
  • FilteringCriterion1 is the first criterion (for example, a value) you use to AutoFilter the data set (RangeObjectToFilter).
Operator:=xlAnd

The Operator parameter of the Range.AutoFilter method:

  • Specifies the type of AutoFilter.
  • Can take any of the built-in constants or values from the XlAutoFilterOperator enumeration.

To AutoFilter with multiple criteria and the xlAnd operator, set the Operator parameter to xlAnd. xlAnd refers to the logical And operator (logical conjunction of Criteria1 and Criteria2).

Criteria2:=ComparisonOperator & FilteringCriterion2

The Criteria2 parameter of the Range.AutoFilter method is:

  • As a general rule, a string specifying the second AutoFiltering criterion.
  • Subject to a variety of rules. The specific rules (usually) depend on the data type of the AutoFiltered column (ColumnNumber).

To AutoFilter with multiple criteria and the xlAnd operator (and as a general rule), set the Criteria2 parameter to a string specifying the second AutoFiltering criterion by specifying:

  • A comparison operator (ComparisonOperator); and
  • The applicable criterion you use to AutoFilter the data set.

For these purposes:

  • ComparisonOperator is a comparison operator specifying the type of comparison VBA carries out.
  • & is the concatenation operator.
  • FilteringCriterion2 is the second criterion (for example, a value) you use to AutoFilter the data set (RangeObjectToFilter).

Macro Example to AutoFilter with Multiple Criteria and xlAnd Operator

The macro below does the following:

  1. Filter column A (with the data set starting in cell A6) of the worksheet named AutoFilter Mult Criteria xlAnd in the workbook where the procedure is stored.
  2. Display (only) entries whose value isgreater than or equal to (>=) the criterion/value stored in cell D6 and (xlAnd) less than or equal to (<=) the criterion/value stored in cell D7 of the worksheet named AutoFilter Mult Criteria xlAnd in the workbook where the procedure is stored.Sub AutoFilterMultipleCriteriaXlAnd() 'Source: https://powerspreadsheets.com/ 'For further information: https://powerspreadsheets.com/excel-vba-autofilter/ 'This procedure: '(1) Filters the column/data starting on cell A6 of the "AutoFilter Mult Criteria xlAnd" worksheet in this workbook based on the multiple criteria/values stored in cells D6 and (xlAnd) D7 of the same worksheet '(2) Displays (only) entries whose value is greater than or equal to (>=) the criterion/value stored in cell D6 and (xlAnd) less than or equal to (<=) the criterion/value stored in cell D7 of the "AutoFilter Mult Criteria xlAnd" worksheet in this workbook 'Identify worksheet with (i) data to AutoFilter, and (ii) multiple AutoFiltering criteria (xlAnd) With ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("AutoFilter Mult Criteria xlAnd") 'Filter column/data starting on cell A6 based on the multiple criteria/values stored in cells D6 and (xlAnd) D7 .Range("A6").AutoFilter Field:=1, Criteria1:=">=" & .Range("D6").Value, Operator:=xlAnd, Criteria2:="<=" & .Range("D7").Value End With End Sub

Effects of Executing Macro Example to AutoFilter with Multiple Criteria and xlAnd Operator

The image below illustrates the effects of using the macro example. In this example:

  • Column A (cells A6 to H31) contains:
  • A header (cell A6); and
  • Randomly generated values (cells A7 to A31).
  • Cells D6 and D7 contain values (10 and 15).
  • A text box (Filter column A based on maximum and (xlAnd) minimum values) executes the macro example when clicked.

When the macro is executed, Excel:

  • Filters column A based on the multiple criteria/values in cells D6 and D7.
  • Displays (only) entries whose value is between the values stored in cells D6 (minimum 10) and (xlAnd) D7 (maximum 15).
Example: AutoFilter with Multiple Criteria and xlAnd Operator with VBA macros
Example: AutoFilter with Multiple Criteria and xlAnd Operator with VBA macros
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#7. Excel VBA AutoFilter with Multiple Criteria and xlOr Operator

VBA Code to AutoFilter with Multiple Criteria and xlOr Operator

To AutoFilter with multiple criteria and the xlOr operator, use the following structure/template in the applicable statement:RangeObjectToFilter.AutoFilter Field:=ColumnNumber, Criteria1:="ComparisonOperator" & FilteringCriterion1, Operator:=xlOr, Criteria2:="ComparisonOperator" & FilteringCriterion2

The following Sections describe the main elements in this structure.

RangeObjectToFilter

A Range object representing the data set you AutoFilter.

AutoFilter

The Range.AutoFilter method filters a list with Excel's AutoFilter.

Field:=ColumnNumber

The Field parameter of the Range.AutoFilter method:

  • Specifies the field offset (column number) on which you base the AutoFilter.
  • Is specified as an integer, with the first/leftmost column in the AutoFiltered cell range (RangeObjectToFilter) being field 1.

To AutoFilter with multiple criteria and the xlOr operator, set the Field parameter to an integer specifying the number of the column (in RangeObjectToFilter) you use to AutoFilter the data set.

Criteria1:=ComparisonOperator & FilteringCriterion1

The Criteria1 parameter of the Range.AutoFilter method is:

  • As a general rule, a string specifying the first AutoFiltering criterion.
  • Subject to a variety of rules. The specific rules (usually) depend on the data type of the AutoFiltered column (ColumnNumber).

To AutoFilter with multiple criteria and the xlOr operator (and as a general rule), set the Criteria1 parameter to a string specifying the first AutoFiltering criterion by specifying:

  • A comparison operator (ComparisonOperator); and
  • The applicable criterion you use to AutoFilter the data set.

For these purposes:

  • ComparisonOperator is a comparison operator specifying the type of comparison VBA carries out.
  • & is the concatenation operator.
  • FilteringCriterion1 is the first criterion (for example, a value) you use to AutoFilter the data set (RangeObjectToFilter).
Operator:=xlOr

The Operator parameter of the Range.AutoFilter method:

  • Specifies the type of AutoFilter.
  • Can take any of the built-in constants or values from the XlAutoFilterOperator enumeration.

To AutoFilter with multiple criteria and the xlOr operator, set the Operator parameter to xlOr. xlOr refers to the logical Or operator (logical disjunction of Criteria1 and Criteria2).

Criteria2:=ComparisonOperator & FilteringCriterion2

The Criteria2 parameter of the Range.AutoFilter method is:

  • As a general rule, a string specifying the second AutoFiltering criterion.
  • Subject to a variety of rules. The specific rules (usually) depend on the data type of the AutoFiltered column (ColumnNumber).

To AutoFilter with multiple criteria and the xlOr operator (and as a general rule), set the Criteria2 parameter to a string specifying the second AutoFiltering criterion by specifying:

  • A comparison operator (ComparisonOperator); and
  • The applicable criterion you use to AutoFilter the data set.

For these purposes:

  • ComparisonOperator is a comparison operator specifying the type of comparison VBA carries out.
  • & is the concatenation operator.
  • FilteringCriterion2 is the second criterion (for example, a value) you use to AutoFilter the data set (RangeObjectToFilter).

Macro Example to AutoFilter with Multiple Criteria and xlOr Operator

The macro below does the following:

  1. Filter column A (with the data set starting in cell A6) of the worksheet named AutoFilter Mult Criteria xlOr in the workbook where the procedure is stored.
  2. Display (only) entries whose value is either:
  3. Less than (<) the criterion/value stored in cell D6 of the worksheet named AutoFilter Mult Criteria xlOr in the workbook where the procedure is stored; or (xlOr)
  4. Greater than (>) the criterion value stored in cell D7 of the worksheet named AutoFilter Mult Criteria xlOr in the workbook where the procedure is stored.Sub AutoFilterMultipleCriteriaXlOr() 'Source: https://powerspreadsheets.com/ 'For further information: https://powerspreadsheets.com/excel-vba-autofilter/ 'This procedure: '(1) Filters the column/data starting on cell A6 of the "AutoFilter Mult Criteria xlOr"" worksheet in this workbook based on the multiple criteria/values stored in cells D6 or (xlOr) D7 of the same worksheet '(2) Displays (only) entries whose value is less than (<) the criterion/value stored in cell D6 or (xlOr) greater than (>) the criterion/value stored in cell D7 of the "AutoFilter Mult Criteria xlOr" worksheet in this workbook 'Identify worksheet with (i) data to AutoFilter, and (ii) multiple AutoFiltering criteria (xlOr) With ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("AutoFilter Mult Criteria xlOr") 'Filter column/data starting on cell A6 based on the multiple criteria/values stored in cells D6 or (xlOr) D7 .Range("A6").AutoFilter Field:=1, Criteria1:="<" & .Range("D6").Value, Operator:=xlOr, Criteria2:=">" & .Range("D7").Value End With End Sub

Effects of Executing Macro Example to AutoFilter with Multiple Criteria and xlOr Operator

The image below illustrates the effects of using the macro example. In this example:

  • Column A (cells A6 to H31) contains:
  • A header (cell A6); and
  • Randomly generated values (cells A7 to A31).
  • Cells D6 and D7 contain values (10 and 15).
  • A text box (Filter column A based on criteria in column D (xlOr)) executes the macro example when clicked.

When the macro is executed, Excel:

  • Filters column A based on the multiple criteria/values in cells D6 and D7.
  • Displays (only) entries whose value is:
  • Less than the value stored in cell D6 (10); or (xlOr)
  • Greater than the value stored in cell D7 (15).
Example: AutoFilter with Multiple Criteria and xlOr Operator with VBA macros
Example: AutoFilter with Multiple Criteria and xlOr Operator with VBA macros
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#8. Excel VBA AutoFilter Multiple Fields

VBA Code to AutoFilter Multiple Fields

To AutoFilter multiple fields, use the following structure/template in the applicable procedure:With RangeObjectTableToFilter .AutoFilter Field:=ColumnCriteria1, Criteria1:="ComparisonOperator" & FilteringCriterion1 .AutoFilter Field:=ColumnCriteria2, Criteria1:="ComparisonOperator" & FilteringCriterion2 ... .AutoFilter Field:=ColumnCriteria#, Criteria1:="ComparisonOperator" & FilteringCriterion# End With

The following Sections describe the main elements in this structure.

Lines #1 and #6: With RangeObjectTableToFilter | End With

With RangeObjectTableToFilter

The With statement (With) executes a set of statements (lines #2 to #5) on the object you refer to (RangeObjectTableToFilter).

RangeObjectTableToFilter is a Range object representing the data set you AutoFilter.

End With

The End With statement (End With) ends a With End With block.

Lines #2 to #5: .AutoFilter Field:=ColumnCriteria#, Criteria1:=ComparisonOperator & FilteringCriterion#

The set of statements executed on the object you refer to in the opening statement of the With End With block (RangeObjectTableToFilter).

To AutoFilter multiple fields, include a separate statement (inside the With End With block) for each AutoFiltered field. Each (separate) statement works with (AutoFilters) a field. The basic syntax/structure of (all) these statements:

  • Follows the same principles; and
  • Uses (substantially) the same VBA constructs.
AutoFilter

The Range.AutoFilter method filters a list with Excel's AutoFilter.Field:=ColumnCriteria#

The Field parameter of the Range.AutoFilter method:

  • Specifies the field offset (column number) on which you base the AutoFilter.
  • Is specified as an integer, with the first/leftmost column in the AutoFiltered cell range (RangeObjectToFilter) being field 1.

To AutoFilter multiple fields, set the Field parameter to an integer specifying the number of the applicable column (as appropriate, one of the AutoFiltered fields in RangeObjectToFilter) you use to AutoFilter the data set.Criteria1:=ComparisonOperator & FilteringCriterion#

The Criteria1 parameter of the Range.AutoFilter method is:

  • As a general rule, a string specifying the AutoFiltering criteria.
  • Subject to a variety of rules. The specific rules (usually) depend on the data type of the AutoFiltered column (ColumnCriteria#).

To AutoFilter multiple fields (and as a general rule), set the Criteria1 parameter to a string specifying the AutoFiltering criteria by specifying:

  • A comparison operator (ComparisonOperator); and
  • The applicable criterion you use to AutoFilter the column (ColumnCriteria#).

More precisely:

  • ComparisonOperator is a comparison operator specifying the type of comparison VBA carries out.
  • & is the concatenation operator.
  • FilteringCriterion# is the criterion (for example, a value) you use to AutoFilter the column (ColumnCriteria#).

Macro Example to AutoFilter Multiple Fields

The macro below does the following:

  1. Filter the table stored in cells A6 to H31 of the worksheet named AutoFilter Multiple Fields in the workbook where the procedure is stored based on multiple fields:
  2. The table's first column; and
  3. The table's fourth column.
  4. Display (only) entries whose values in (both) the first and fourth columns of the AutoFiltered table are greater than or equal to 5.Sub AutoFilterMultipleFields() 'Source: https://powerspreadsheets.com/ 'For further information: https://powerspreadsheets.com/excel-vba-autofilter/ 'This procedure: '(1) Filters the table in cells A6 to H31 of the "AutoFilter Multiple Fields" worksheet in this workbook based on multiple fields (the first and fourth columns) '(2) Displays (only) entries in rows where the values in (both) the first and fourth table columns are greater than or equal to (>=) 5 With ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("AutoFilter Multiple Fields").Range("A6:H31") .AutoFilter Field:=1, Criteria1:=">=5" .AutoFilter Field:=4, Criteria1:=">=5" End With End Sub

Effects of Executing Macro Example to AutoFilter Multiple Fields

The image below illustrates the effects of using the macro example. In this example:

  • Columns A through H (cells A6 to H31) contain a table organized as follows:
  • A header row (cells A6 to H6); and
  • Randomly generated values (cells A7 to H31).
  • A text box (Filter table based on multiple fields) executes the macro example when clicked.

When the macro is executed, Excel:

  • Filters the table based on Column 1 and Column 4.
  • Displays (only) entries whose values in (both) Column 1 and Column 4 are greater than or equal to 5.
Example: AutoFilter multiple fields with VBA macros
Example: AutoFilter multiple fields with VBA macros
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#9. Excel VBA AutoFilter Between 2 Dates

VBA Code to AutoFilter Between 2 Dates

To AutoFilter between 2 dates, use the following structure/template in the applicable statement:RangeObjectToFilter.AutoFilter Field:=ColumnNumber, Criteria1:=">Or>=" & StartDate, Operator:=xlAnd, Criteria2:="<Or<=" & EndDate

The following Sections describe the main elements in this structure.

RangeObjectToFilter

A Range object representing the data set you AutoFilter.

AutoFilter

The Range.AutoFilter method filters a list with Excel's AutoFilter.

Field:=ColumnNumber

The Field parameter of the Range.AutoFilter method:

  • Specifies the field offset (column number) on which you base the AutoFilter.
  • Is specified as an integer, with the first/leftmost column in the AutoFiltered cell range (RangeObjectToFilter) being field 1.

To AutoFilter between 2 dates, set the Field parameter to an integer specifying the number of the column (in RangeObjectToFilter) you use to AutoFilter the data set.

Criteria1:=>Or>= & StartDate

The Criteria1 parameter of the Range.AutoFilter method is:

  • As a general rule, a string specifying the first AutoFiltering criterion.
  • Subject to a variety of rules. The specific rules (usually) depend on the data type of the AutoFiltered column (ColumnNumber).

To AutoFilter between 2 dates, set the Criteria1 parameter to a string specifying the first AutoFiltering criterion by concatenating the following 2 items:

  • The greater than (>) or greater than or equal to (>=) operator (>Or>=); and
  • The starting date you use to AutoFilter the data set (StartDate).

For these purposes:

  • >Or>= is one of the following comparison operators (as applicable):
  • Greater than (>).
  • Greater than or equal to (>=).
  • & is the concatenation operator.
  • StartDate is the starting date (for example, held/represented by a variable of the Long data type) you use to AutoFilter the data set (RangeObjectToFilter).
Operator:=xlAnd

The Operator parameter of the Range.AutoFilter method:

  • Specifies the type of AutoFilter.
  • Can take any of the built-in constants or values from the XlAutoFilterOperator enumeration.

To AutoFilter between 2 dates, set the Operator parameter to xlAnd. xlAnd refers to the logical And operator (logical conjunction of Criteria1 and Criteria2).

Criteria2:=<Or<= & EndDate

The Criteria2 parameter of the Range.AutoFilter method is:

  • As a general rule, a string specifying the second AutoFiltering criterion.
  • Subject to a variety of rules. The specific rules (usually) depend on the data type of the AutoFiltered column (ColumnNumber).

To AutoFilter between 2 dates, set the Criteria2 parameter to a string specifying the second AutoFiltering criterion by concatenating the following 2 items:

  • The less than (<) or less than or equal to (<=) operator (<Or<=); and
  • The end date you use to AutoFilter the data set (EndDate).

For these purposes:

  • <Or<= is one of the following comparison operators (as applicable):
  • Less than (<).
  • Less than or equal to (<=).
  • & is the concatenation operator.
  • EndDate is the end date (for example, held/represented by a variable of the Long data type) you use to AutoFilter the data set (RangeObjectToFilter).

Macro Example to AutoFilter Between 2 Dates

The macro below does the following:

  1. Filter the data set stored in cells A6 to B31 of the worksheet named AutoFilter Between 2 Dates in the workbook where the procedure is stored based on:
  2. The table's first column; and
  3. (Between and including) 2 dates:
  4. 1 January 2025; and
  5. 31 December 2034.
  6. Display (only) entries whose date in the first column is between (and including) 2 dates:
  7. 1 January 2025; and
  8. 31 December 2034.Sub AutoFilterBetween2Dates() 'Source: https://powerspreadsheets.com/ 'For further information: https://powerspreadsheets.com/excel-vba-autofilter/ 'This procedure: '(1) Filters the table in cells A6 to B31 of the "AutoFilter Between 2 Dates" worksheet in this workbook based on: 'It's first column; and '(Between and including) 2 dates: '1 January 2025 '31 December 2034 '(2) Displays (only) entries in rows where the date in the first table column is between (and including) 2 dates (1 January 2025 and 31 December 2034) 'Declare variables to hold/represent dates used to AutoFilter Dim StartDate As Long Dim EndDate As Long 'Specify dates used to AutoFilter StartDate = DateSerial(2025, 1, 1) EndDate = DateSerial(2034, 12, 31) 'Identify worksheet with dates and data to AutoFilter With ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("AutoFilter Between 2 Dates") 'Filter data set in cells A6 to B31 to display data/dates between (and including) 2 dates .Range("A6:B31").AutoFilter Field:=1, Criteria1:=">=" & StartDate, Operator:=xlAnd, Criteria2:="<=" & EndDate End With End Sub

Effects of Executing Macro Example to AutoFilter Between 2 Dates

The image below illustrates the effects of using the macro example. In this example:

  • Columns A and B (cells A6 to B31) contain a table organized as follows:
  • A header row (cells A6 and B6);
  • Randomly generated dates (cells A7 to A31); and
  • Randomly generated values (cells B7 to B31).
  • A text box (AutoFilter between 2 dates in column A) executes the macro example when clicked.

When the macro is executed, Excel:

  • Filters the table based on:
  • Column 1; and
  • (Between and including) 2 dates:
  • 1 January 2025; and
  • 31 December 2034.
  • Displays (only) entries whose date in column 1 is between 2 dates:
  • 1 January 2025; and
  • 31 December 2034.
Example: AutoFilter between 2 dates with VBA macros
Example: AutoFilter between 2 dates with VBA macros
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#10. Excel VBA AutoFilter by Month

VBA Code to AutoFilter by Month

To AutoFilter by month, use the following structure/template in the applicable statement:RangeObjectToFilter.AutoFilter Field:=ColumnNumber, Criteria1:=XlDynamicFilterCriteriaConstant, Operator:=xlFilterDynamic

The following Sections describe the main elements in this structure.

RangeObjectToFilter

A Range object representing the data set you AutoFilter.

AutoFilter

The Range.AutoFilter method filters a list with Excel's AutoFilter.

Field:=ColumnNumber

The Field parameter of the Range.AutoFilter method:

  • Specifies the field offset (column number) on which you base the AutoFilter.
  • Is specified as an integer, with the first/leftmost column in the AutoFiltered cell range (RangeObjectToFilter) being field 1.

To AutoFilter by month, set the Field parameter to an integer specifying the number of the column (in RangeObjectToFilter) you use to AutoFilter the data set.

Criteria1:=XlDynamicFilterCriteriaConstant

The Criteria1 parameter of the Range.AutoFilter method is:

  • As a general rule, a string specifying the AutoFiltering criteria.
  • Subject to a variety of rules. The specific rules (usually) depend on the data type of the AutoFiltered column (ColumnNumber).

To AutoFilter by month, set the Criteria1 parameter to a built-in constant or value from the XlDynamicFilterCriteria enumeration. The XlDynamicFilterCriteria enumeration specifies the filter criterion.

The following Table lists some useful built-in constants and values (to AutoFilter by month) from the XlDynamicFilterCriteria enumeration.Built-in ConstantValueDescriptionxlFilterAllDatesInPeriodJanuary21Filter all dates in JanuaryxlFilterAllDatesInPeriodFebruary22Filter all dates in FebruaryxlFilterAllDatesInPeriodMarch23Filter all dates in MarchxlFilterAllDatesInPeriodApril24Filter all dates in AprilxlFilterAllDatesInPeriodMay25Filter all dates in MayxlFilterAllDatesInPeriodJune26Filter all dates in JunexlFilterAllDatesInPeriodJuly27Filter all dates in JulyxlFilterAllDatesInPeriodAugust28Filter all dates in AugustxlFilterAllDatesInPeriodSeptember29Filter all dates in SeptemberxlFilterAllDatesInPeriodOctober30Filter all dates in OctoberxlFilterAllDatesInPeriodNovember31Filter all dates in NovemberxlFilterAllDatesInPeriodDecember32Filter all dates in DecemberxlFilterThisMonth7Filter all dates in the current monthxlFilterLastMonth8Filter all dates in the last monthxlFilterNextMonth9Filter all dates in the next month

Operator:=xlFilterDynamic

The Operator parameter of the Range.AutoFilter method:

  • Specifies the type of AutoFilter.
  • Can take any of the built-in constants or values from the XlAutoFilterOperator enumeration.

To AutoFilter by month, set the Operator parameter to xlFilterDynamic. xlFilterDynamic refers to dynamic filtering.

Macro Example to AutoFilter by Month

The macro below does the following:

  1. Filter the data set stored in cells A6 to B31 of the worksheet named AutoFilter by Month in the workbook where the procedure is stored by a month (July).
  2. Display (only) entries whose date in the first column is in the applicable month (July).Sub AutoFilterByMonth() 'Source: https://powerspreadsheets.com/ 'For further information: https://powerspreadsheets.com/excel-vba-autofilter/ 'This procedure: '(1) Filters the table in cells A6 to B31 of the "AutoFilter By Month" worksheet in this workbook by a month (July) '(2) Displays (only) entries in rows where the date in the first table column is in the applicable month (July) ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("AutoFilter By Month").Range("A6:B31").AutoFilter Field:=1, Criteria1:=xlFilterAllDatesInPeriodJuly, Operator:=xlFilterDynamic End Sub

Effects of Executing Macro Example to AutoFilter by Month

The image below illustrates the effects of using the macro example. In this example:

  • Columns A and B (cells A6 to B31) contain a table organized as follows:
  • A header row (cells A6 and B6);
  • Randomly generated dates (cells A7 to A31); and
  • Randomly generated values (cells B7 to B31).
  • A text box (AutoFilter column A by month) executes the macro example when clicked.

When the macro is executed, Excel:

  • Filters the table:
  • Based on column 1; and
  • By month.
  • Displays (only) entries whose date in column 1 is in the applicable month (July).
Example: AutoFilter by month with VBA macros
Example: AutoFilter by month with VBA macros
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#11. Excel VBA AutoFilter Contains

VBA Code to AutoFilter Contains

To AutoFilter with contains criteria, use the following structure/template in the applicable statement:RangeObjectToFilter.AutoFilter Field:=ColumnContains, Criteria1:="=*" & AutoFilterContainsCriterion & "*"

The following Sections describe the main elements in this structure.

RangeObjectToFilter

A Range object representing the cell range you AutoFilter.

AutoFilter

The Range.AutoFilter method filters a list with Excel's AutoFilter.

Field:=ColumnContains

The Field parameter of the Range.AutoFilter method:

  • Specifies the field offset (column number) on which you base the AutoFilter.
  • Is specified as an integer, with the first/leftmost column in the AutoFiltered cell range (RangeObjectToFilter) being field 1.

To AutoFilter with contains criteria, set the Field parameter to an integer specifying the number of the column (in RangeObjectToFilter) you use to AutoFilter the cell range.

Criteria1:==* & AutoFilterContainsCriterion & *

The Criteria1 parameter of the Range.AutoFilter method is:

  • As a general rule, a string specifying the AutoFiltering criteria.
  • Subject to a variety of rules. The specific rules (usually) depend on the data type of the AutoFiltered column.

To AutoFilter with contains criteria, set the Criteria1 parameter to a string specifying the AutoFiltering criterion by (usually) concatenating the 3 following strings with the concatenation operator (&):

  1. The equal to operator followed by the asterisk wildcard (=*).
  2. The contains criteria you use to AutoFilter (AutoFilterContainsCriterion).
  3. The asterisk wildcard (*).

The asterisk wildcard represents any character sequence.

Macro Example to AutoFilter Contains

The macro below does the following:

  1. Filter column A (with the data set starting in cell A6) of the worksheet named AutoFilter Contains in the workbook where the procedure is stored.
  2. Display (only) entries containing the string stored in cell D6 of the worksheet named AutoFilter Contains in the workbook where the procedure is stored.Sub AutoFilterContains() 'Source: https://powerspreadsheets.com/ 'For further information: https://powerspreadsheets.com/excel-vba-autofilter/ 'This procedure: '(1) Filters the column/data starting on cell A6 of the "AutoFilter Contains" worksheet in this workbook based on whether strings contain the string stored in cell D6 of the same worksheet '(2) Displays (only) entries whose string contains the string stored in cell D6 of the "AutoFilter Contains" worksheet in this workbook With ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("AutoFilter Contains") .Range("A6").AutoFilter Field:=1, Criteria1:="=*" & .Range("D6").Value & "*" End With End Sub

Effects of Executing Macro Example to AutoFilter Contains

The image below illustrates the effects of using the macro example. In this example:

  • Column A (cells A6 to A31) contains:
  • A header (cell A6); and
  • Randomly generated strings (cells A7 to A31).
  • Cell D6 contains a randomly generated string (a).
  • A text box (Filter column A for cells that contain string in cell D6) executes the macro example when clicked.

When the macro is executed, Excel:

  • Filters column A based on the string in cell D6.
  • Displays (only) entries containing the string in cell D6 (a).
Example: AutoFilter contains with VBA macros
Example: AutoFilter contains with VBA macros
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#12. Excel VBA AutoFilter Blanks

VBA Code to AutoFilter Blanks

To AutoFilter blanks, use the following structure/template in the applicable statement:RangeObjectToFilter.AutoFilter Field:=ColumnWithBlanks, Criteria1:="=Or<>"

The following Sections describe the main elements in this structure.

RangeObjectToFilter

A Range object representing the cell range you AutoFilter.

AutoFilter

The Range.AutoFilter method filters a list with Excel's AutoFilter.

Field:=ColumnWithBlanks

The Field parameter of the Range.AutoFilter method:

  • Specifies the field offset (column number) on which you base the AutoFilter.
  • Is specified as an integer, with the first/leftmost column in the AutoFiltered cell range (RangeObjectToFilter) being field 1.

To AutoFilter blanks, set the Field parameter to an integer specifying the number of the column (in RangeObjectToFilter) which:

  • Contains blanks; and
  • You use to AutoFilter the cell range.
Criteria1:==Or<>

The Criteria1 parameter of the Range.AutoFilter method is:

  • As a general rule, a string specifying the AutoFiltering criteria.
  • Subject to a variety of rules. The specific rules (usually) depend on the data type of the AutoFiltered column.

To AutoFilter blanks, set the Criteria1 parameter to one of the following strings (as applicable):

  • =: To filter (display) blanks.
  • <>: To filter out blanks (display non-blanks).

Macro Example to AutoFilter Blanks

The following macro filters out blanks incolumn A (with the data set starting in cell A6) of the worksheet named AutoFilter Out Blanks in the workbook where the procedure is stored.Sub AutoFilterOutBlanks() 'Source: https://powerspreadsheets.com/ 'For further information: https://powerspreadsheets.com/excel-vba-autofilter/ 'This procedure filters out blanks in the column/data starting on cell A6 of the "AutoFilter Out Blanks" worksheet in this workbook With ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("AutoFilter Out Blanks") .Range("A6").AutoFilter Field:=1, Criteria1:="<>" End With End Sub

Effects of Executing Macro Example to AutoFilter Blanks

The image below illustrates the effects of using the macro example. In this example:

  • Column A (cells A6 to A31) contains:
  • A header (cell A6);
  • Randomly generated values; and
  • A few empty cells.
  • A text box (AutoFilter out blanks in column A) executes the macro example when clicked.

When the macro is executed, Excel:

  • Filters out blanks in column A.
  • Displays (only) non-blanks.
Example: AutoFilter blanks with VBA macros
Example: AutoFilter blanks with VBA macros
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#13. Excel VBA Turn On AutoFilter

VBA Code to Turn On AutoFilter

To turn on AutoFilter, use the following structure/template in the applicable statement:If Not WorksheetObject.AutoFilterMode Then WorksheetObject.RangeObjectToFilter.AutoFilter

The following Sections describe the main elements in this structure.

If Then

The If Then Else statement:

  • Conditionally executes a statement (WorksheetObject.RangeObjectToFilter.AutoFilter);
  • Depending on an expression's value (Not WorksheetObject.AutoFilterMode).

Not WorksheetObject.AutoFilterMode

The condition of an If Then Else statement is an expression evaluating to True or False. If the expression returns True, the applicable statement (WorksheetObject.RangeObjectToFilter.AutoFilter) is executed.

In this expression:

  • WorksheetObject is a Worksheet object representing the worksheet where you turn on AutoFilter.
  • The Worksheet.AutoFilterMode property returns a Boolean value (True or False) indicating whether AutoFilter drop-down arrows are currently displayed on the worksheet (WorksheetObject).
  • True: AutoFilter drop-down arrows are currently displayed on the worksheet (WorksheetObject).
  • False: AutoFilter drop-down arrows aren't currently displayed on the worksheet (WorksheetObject).
  • The Not operator performs a logical negation of an expression (WorksheetObject.AutoFilterMode). Therefore, it returns the following:
  • True if:
  • The Worksheet.AutoFilterMode property returns False; and (therefore)
  • AutoFilter drop-down arrows aren't currently displayed on the worksheet (WorksheetObject).
  • False:
  • If the Worksheet.AutoFilterMode property returns True; and (therefore)
  • AutoFilter drop-down arrows are currently displayed on the worksheet (WorksheetObject).

WorksheetObject.RangeObjectToFilter.AutoFilter

Statement conditionally executed by the If Then Else statement if the condition (Not WorksheetObject.AutoFilterMode) returns True (the AutoFilter drop-down arrows aren't currently displayed on the worksheet).

In this statement:

  • WorksheetObject is a Worksheet object representing the worksheet where you turn on AutoFilter.
  • RangeObjectToFilter is a Range object representing the cell range for which you turn on AutoFilter.
  • The Range.AutoFilter method filters a list with Excel's AutoFilter. When you omit all method parameters, the Range.AutoFilter method toggles the display of AutoFilter drop-down arrows in the applicable cell range (RangeObjectToFilter).

Macro Example to Turn On AutoFilter

The macro below turns on AutoFilter for cells A6 to H31 of the worksheet named Turn On AutoFilter in the workbook where the procedure is stored.Sub TurnOnAutoFilter() 'Source: https://powerspreadsheets.com/ 'For further information: https://powerspreadsheets.com/excel-vba-autofilter/ 'This procedure: '(1) Tests if the AutoFilter drop-down arrows are currently displayed in the "Turn On AutoFilter" worksheet in this workbook '(2) If the AutoFilter drop-down arrows aren't currently displayed in the "Turn On AutoFilter" worksheet in this workbook, turns on AutoFilter for cells A6 to H31 of the worksheet With ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("Turn On AutoFilter") If Not .AutoFilterMode Then .Range("A6:H31").AutoFilter End With End Sub

Effects of Executing Macro Example to Turn On AutoFilter

The image below illustrates the effects of using the macro example. In this example:

  • Columns A through H (cells A6 to H31) contain a table with the following characteristics:
  • A header row (cells A6 to H6).
  • Randomly generated values (cells A7 to H31).
  • A text box (Turn On AutoFilter) executes the macro example when clicked.

When the macro is executed, Excel:

  • Turns on AutoFilter for the cell range (cells A6 to H31); and
  • Displays the AutoFilter drop-down arrows in the header row (cells A6 to H6).
Example: Turn on AutoFilter with VBA macros
Example: Turn on AutoFilter with VBA macros
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#14. Excel VBA Clear AutoFilter

VBA Code to Clear AutoFilter

To clear AutoFilters in a worksheet, use the following structure/template in the applicable statement:If WorksheetObject.AutoFilterMode Then WorksheetObject.AutoFilter.ShowAllData

The following Sections describe the main elements in this structure.

If Then

The If Then Else statement:

  • Conditionally executes a statement (WorksheetObject.AutoFilter.ShowAllData);
  • Depending on an expression's value (WorksheetObject.AutoFilterMode).

WorksheetObject.AutoFilterMode

The condition of an If Then Else statement is an expression evaluating to True or False. If the expression returns True, the applicable statement (WorksheetObject.AutoFilter.ShowAllData) is executed.

In this expression:

  • WorksheetObject is a Worksheet object representing the worksheet where you clear AutoFilters.
  • The Worksheet.AutoFilterMode property returns a Boolean value (True or False) indicating whether AutoFilter drop-down arrows are currently displayed on the worksheet (WorksheetObject).
  • True: AutoFilter drop-down arrows are currently displayed on the worksheet (WorksheetObject).
  • False: AutoFilter drop-down arrows aren't currently displayed on the worksheet (WorksheetObject).

WorksheetObject.AutoFilter.ShowAllData

Statement conditionally executed by the If Then Else statement if the condition (WorksheetObject.AutoFilterMode) returns True (the AutoFilter drop-down arrows are currently displayed on the worksheet).

In this statement:

  • WorksheetObject is a Worksheet object representing the worksheet where you clear AutoFilters.
  • The Worksheet.AutoFilter property (AutoFilter) returns:
  • An AutoFilter object (representing AutoFiltering for the worksheet) if AutoFiltering is on.
  • Nothing if AutoFiltering is off.
  • The AutoFilter.ShowAllData method (ShowAllData) displays all data returned by the AutoFilter object.

Macro Example to Clear AutoFilter

The macro below displays all data (clears AutoFilters) in the worksheet named Clear AutoFilter in the workbook where the procedure is stored.Sub ClearAutoFilter() 'Source: https://powerspreadsheets.com/ 'For further information: https://powerspreadsheets.com/excel-vba-autofilter/ 'This procedure: '(1) Tests if the AutoFilter drop-down arrows are currently displayed in the "Clear AutoFilter" worksheet in this workbook '(2) If the AutoFilter drop-down arrows are currently displayed in the "Clear AutoFilter" worksheet in this workbook, displays all data (clears AutoFilters) With ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("Clear AutoFilter") If .AutoFilterMode Then .AutoFilter.ShowAllData End With End Sub

Effects of Executing Macro Example to Clear AutoFilter

The image below illustrates the effects of using the macro example. In this example:

  • Columns A through H (cells A6 to H31) contain an AutoFiltered table with the following characteristics:
  • A header row (cells A6 to H6).
  • Randomly generated values (cells A7 to H31).
  • Filters.
  • A text box (Clear AutoFilter) executes the macro example when clicked.

When the macro is executed, Excel:

  • Clears AutoFilters in the worksheet.
  • Displays all data.
Example: Clear AutoFilter with VBA macros
Example: Clear AutoFilter with VBA macros
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#15. Excel VBA AutoFilter Off

VBA Code to Turn AutoFilter Off

To turn the AutoFilter off, use the following structure/template in the applicable statement:WorksheetObject.AutoFilterMode = False

The following Sections describe the main elements in this structure.

WorksheetObject

Worksheet object representing the worksheet where you turn the AutoFilter off.

AutoFilterMode = False

The Worksheet.AutoFilterMode property specifies whether AutoFilter drop-down arrows are displayed on the worksheet (WorksheetObject):

  • True: AutoFilter drop-down arrows are displayed on the worksheet (AutoFilter on).
  • False: AutoFilter drop-down arrows are not displayed on the worksheet (AutoFilter off).

To turn the AutoFilter off, set the Worksheet.AutoFilterMode property to False (AutoFilterMode = False).

Macro Example to Turn AutoFilter Off

The macro below turns AutoFilter off in the worksheet named AutoFilter Off in the workbook where the procedure is stored.Sub AutoFilterOff() 'Source: https://powerspreadsheets.com/ 'For further information: https://powerspreadsheets.com/excel-vba-autofilter/ 'This procedure removes the AutoFilter drop-down arrows (turns AutoFilter Off) in the "AutoFilter Off" worksheet in this workbook ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("AutoFilter Off").AutoFilterMode = False End Sub

Effects of Executing Macro Example to Turn AutoFilter Off

The image below illustrates the effects of using the macro example. In this example:

  • Columns A through H (cells A6 to H31) contain a table with the following characteristics:
  • A header row (cells A6 to H6).
  • Randomly generated values (cells A7 to H31).
  • AutoFilter drop-down arrows are currently displayed (AutoFilter is on) in the header row (cells A6 to H6).
  • A text box (AutoFilter Off) executes the macro example when clicked.

When the macro is executed, Excel:

  • Turns AutoFilter off in the worksheet; and
  • Removes the AutoFilter drop-down arrows in the header row (cells A6 to H6).
Example: AutoFilter off with VBA macros
Example: AutoFilter off with VBA macros
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#16. Excel VBA Protect Sheet Allow Filter

VBA Code to Protect Sheet Allow Filter

To protect a sheet and allow the user to filter (with a previously-enabled filter), use the following structure/template in the applicable statement:WorksheetObjectToProtect.Protect WorksheetProtectMethodParameters, AllowFiltering:=True

The following Sections describe the main elements in this structure.

WorksheetObjectToProtect

A Worksheet object representing the sheet you protect and allow the user to filter (with a previously-enabled filter).

Protect

The Worksheet.Protect method protects a worksheet (so that it can't be modified).

WorksheetProtectMethodParameters

The Worksheet.Protect method accepts the following 16 optional parameters.ParameterDescription and CommentsPassword

String specifying the (case-sensitive) password for the worksheet (WorksheetObjectToProtect).

If you omit the Password parameter, the worksheet can be unprotected without a password.DrawingObjectsIf set to True, shapes are protected. The default value is True.ContentsIf set to True, contents (locked cells) are protected. The default value is True.ScenariosIf set to True, scenarios are protected. The default value is True.UserInterfaceOnly

If set to True, the worksheet (WorksheetObjectToProtect):

  • Is protected from changes (attempted to be) made through Excel's user interface.
  • Isn't protected from changes made through macros.

If you omit the UserInterfaceOnly parameter, the worksheet (WorksheetObjectToProtect) is protected from changes (attempted to be) made through (both):

  • Excel's user interface; and
  • Macros.AllowFormattingCellsIf set to True, the user may format any cell in the worksheet (WorksheetObjectToProtect). The default value is False.AllowFormattingColumnsIf set to True, the user may format any column in the worksheet (WorksheetObjectToProtect). The default value is False.AllowFormattingRowsIf set to True, the user may format any row in the worksheet (WorksheetObjectToProtect). The default value is False.AllowInsertingColumnsIf set to True, the user may insert columns in the worksheet (WorksheetObjectToProtect). The default value is False.AllowInsertingRowsIf set to True, the user may insert rows in the worksheet (WorksheetObjectToProtect). The default value is False.AllowInsertingHyperlinksIf set to True, the user may insert hyperlinks in the worksheet (WorksheetObjectToProtect). The default value is False.AllowDeletingColumnsIf set to True, the user may delete columns in the worksheet (WorksheetObjectToProtect) where every cell in the column is unlocked. The default value is False.AllowDeletingRowsIf set to True, the user may delete rows in the worksheet (WorksheetObjectToProtect) where every cell in the row is unlocked. The default value is False.AllowSortingIf set to True, the user may sort the worksheet (WorksheetObjectToProtect). Cells in the sorted cell range must be unlocked or unprotected. The default value is False.AllowFilteringSee description and comments below.AllowUsingPivotTablesIf set to True, the user may use Pivot Table reports in the worksheet (WorksheetObjectToProtect). The default value is False.

To protect a sheet and allow the user to filter (with a previously-enabled filter):

  • Work with the parameters of the Worksheet.Protect method to specify the worksheet protection settings.
  • Set the AllowFiltering parameter to True (as explained below).
AllowFiltering:=True

The AllowFiltering parameter of the Worksheet.Protect method:

  • Specifies whether the user may work with filters in the worksheet (WorksheetObjectToProtect).
  • Can take either of the following 2 values:
  • True: The user may work with filters in the worksheet. Therefore, the user:
  • Can change filtering criteria and set filters in a previously-enabled AutoFilter.
  • Cannot enable or disable AutoFilters.
  • False: The user may not work with filters in the worksheet. The default value of the AllowFiltering parameter is False.

To protect a sheet and allow the user to filter (with a previously-enabled filter), set the AllowFiltering parameter to True (AllowFiltering:=True).

Macro Example to Protect Sheet Allow Filter

The macro below does the following:

  • Protect the worksheet named Protect Sheet Allow Filter in the workbook where the procedure is stored, with a password (ExcelVBAAutoFilter).
  • Allow the user to work with the (previously-enabled) AutoFilter in the worksheet.Sub ProtectSheetAllowFilter() 'Source: https://powerspreadsheets.com/ 'For further information: https://powerspreadsheets.com/excel-vba-autofilter/ 'This procedure protects the "Protect Sheet Allow Filter" worksheet in this workbook (with password), but allows the user to work with the (previously-enabled) AutoFilter ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("Protect Sheet Allow Filter").Protect Password:="ExcelVBAAutoFilter", AllowFiltering:=True End Sub

Effects of Executing Macro Example to Protect Sheet Allow Filter

The image below illustrates the effects of using the macro example. In this example:

  • Columns A through H (cells A6 to H31) contain a table with the following characteristics:
  • A header row (cells A6 to H6).
  • Randomly generated values (cells A7 to H31).
  • Enabled AutoFilter.
  • A text box (Protect Sheet Allow Filter) executes the macro example when clicked.

When the macro is executed, Excel protects the sheet and allows the user to filter (with a previously-enabled filter). Notice the following:

  • The Protect sheet button in the Review tab of the Ribbon changes to the Unprotect Sheet button.
  • The worksheet tab displays a padlock icon (indicating the worksheet is protected).
  • Certain Ribbon buttons (for ex., Spelling and Allow Edit Ranges) are disabled.
  • If the user attempts to edit a locked cell, Excel displays a message box informing the user that the cell is on a protected sheet.
  • The user may work with the (previously-enabled) AutoFilter.
Example: Protect Sheet Allow Filter with VBA macros
Example: Protect Sheet Allow Filter with VBA macros
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#17. Excel VBA Get AutoFiltered Range

VBA Code to Get AutoFiltered Range

To get an AutoFiltered range (containing the visible cells), use the following structure/template in the applicable statement:RangeObjectEntireRange.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible)

The following Sections describe the main elements in this structure.

RangeObjectEntireRange

A Range object representing the entire cell range (including visible and hidden cells) to which the AutoFilter applies.

As a general rule, to get an AutoFiltered range (containing the visible cells) with the structure/template described in this Section, RangeObjectEntireRange must represent a multicell cell range.

If the cell range represented by RangeObjectEntireRange contains a single cell, the Range.SpecialCells method (usually) works with the applicable worksheet's used range. This (usually) leads to unexpected results.

SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible)

The Range.SpecialCells method:

  • Returns a Range object representing all cells matching a specified type and value.
  • Accepts 2 parameters:
  • Type: Required parameter.
  • Value: Optional parameter.

The Type parameter of the Range.SpecialCells method:

  • Specifies the cells to include in the Range object returned by the Range.SpecialCells method.
  • Can take any of the built-in constants or values from the XlCellType enumeration.

To get an AutoFiltered range (containing the visible cells), set the Type parameter of the Range.SpecialCells method to xlCellTypeVisible. xlCellTypeVisible results in the Range object returned by the Range.SpecialCells method including visible cells.

Macro Example to Get AutoFiltered Range

The macro below displays a message box with the address of the AutoFiltered range in the worksheet named Get AutoFiltered Range in the workbook where the procedure is stored.Sub GetAutoFilteredRange() 'Source: https://powerspreadsheets.com/ 'For further information: https://powerspreadsheets.com/excel-vba-autofilter/ 'This procedure displays a message box with the address of the AutoFiltered cell range in the "Get AutoFiltered Range" worksheet in this workbook MsgBox ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("Get AutoFiltered Range").AutoFilter.Range.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible).Address End Sub

Effects of Executing Macro Example to Get AutoFiltered Range

The image below illustrates the effects of using the macro example. In this example:

  • Columns A through H (cells A6 to H31) contain an AutoFiltered table with the following characteristics:
  • A header row (cells A6 to H6).
  • Randomly generated values (cells A7 to H31).
  • Filters. These filters result in Excel displaying (only) entries whose values in (both) Column 1 and Column 4 are greater than or equal to 5.
  • A text box (Get AutoFiltered range address) executes the macro example when clicked.

When the macro is executed, Excel displays a message box with the address of the AutoFiltered range.

Example: Get AutoFiltered range with VBA macros
Example: Get AutoFiltered range with VBA macros
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#18. Excel VBA Copy Visible Rows in AutoFiltered Range

VBA Code to Copy Visible Rows in AutoFiltered Range

To copy the visible rows in an AutoFiltered range (excluding the header row), use the following structure/template in the applicable statement:RangeObjectEntireRange.Resize(RangeObjectEntireRange.Rows.Count - 1).Offset(1).SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible).Copy DestinationParameter

The following Sections describe the main elements in this structure.

RangeObjectEntireRange

A Range object representing the entire cell range (including visible and hidden cells) to which the AutoFilter applies.

As a general rule, to copy the visible rows in an AutoFiltered range (excluding the header row)with the structure/template described in this Section, RangeObjectEntireRange must represent a multicell cell range.

Resize(RangeObjectEntireRange.Rows.Count  1)

The Range.Resize property:

  • Resizes a cell range.
  • Returns a Range object representing the resized cell range.
  • Accepts 2 parameters:
  • RowSize: The number of rows in the new/resized cell range.
  • ColumnSize: The number of columns in the new/resized cell range.

To copy the visible rows in an AutoFiltered range (excluding the header row), do the following to specify the RowSize parameter of the Range.Resize property:

  1. Count the number of rows in the cell range to which the AutoFilter applies (RangeObjectEntireRange).
  2. Subtract 1 (- 1).

For these purposes:

  • RangeObjectEntireRange is aRange object representing the entire cell range (including visible and hidden cells) to which the AutoFilter applies.
  • The Range.Rows property (Rows) returns a Range object representing the rows in the applicable cell range (RangeObjectEntireRange).
  • The Range.Count property (Count) returns the number of rows in the Range object returned by the Range.Rows property (RangeObjectEntireRange.Rows).
  • The minus sign operator subtracts 1 (- 1) from the number of rows returned by the Range.Count property (RangeObjectEntireRange.Rows.Count).

To copy the visible rows in an AutoFiltered range (excluding the header row), omit the ColumnSize parameter of the Range.Resize property. This results in the number of columns (in the resized cell range) remaining the same (as in the source/original cell range).

Offset(1)

The Range.Offset property:

  • Returns a Range object representing a cell range a number of rows/columns away (at an offset) from the source/original cell range.
  • Accepts 2 parameters:
  • RowOffset: The number of rows by which you move away (offset) from the source/original cell range.
  • ColumnOffset: The number of columns by which you move away (offset) from the source/original cell range.

RowOffset and ColumnOffset can be any of the following:

  • Positive numbers, which result in offsetting:
  • Downwards, in the case of RowOffset.
  • To the right, in the case of ColumnOffset.
  • Negative numbers, which result in offsetting:
  • Upwards, in the case of RowOffset.
  • To the left, in the case of ColumnOffset.
  • 0, which results in no offsetting. 0 is (also) the default value of the RowOffset and ColumnOffset parameters.

To copy the visible rows in an AutoFiltered range (excluding the header row):

  • Set the RowOffset parameter of the Range.Offset property to 1 (1).
  • Omit the ColumnOffset parameter of the Range.Offset property.

SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible)

The Range.SpecialCells method:

  • Returns a Range object representing all cells matching a specified type and value.
  • Accepts 2 parameters:
  • Type: Required parameter.
  • Value: Optional parameter.

The Type parameter of the Range.SpecialCells method:

  • Specifies the cells to include in the Range object returned by the Range.SpecialCells method.
  • Can take any of the built-in constants or values from the XlCellType enumeration.

To copy the visible rows in an AutoFiltered range (excluding the header row), set the Type parameter of the Range.SpecialCells method to xlCellTypeVisible. xlCellTypeVisible results in the Range object returned by the Range.SpecialCells method including visible cells.

Copy DestinationParameter

The Range.Copy method copies the applicable cell range to either of the following:

  • The cell range specified by the Destination parameter (DestinationParameter).
  • The Clipboard.

The Destination parameter of the Range.Copy method (DestinationParameter):

  • Is optional.
  • Specifies the cell range to which the copied cell range is copied.

If you omit the Destination parameter, Excel copies the copied cell range to the Clipboard.

To copy the visible rows in an AutoFiltered range (excluding the header row), do either of the following (as applicable):

  • Work with the Destination parameter of the Range.Copy method (DestinationParameter) to specify the destination of the copied cell range.
  • Omit the Destination parameter of the Range.Copy method to copy the applicable cell range to the Clipboard.

Macro Example to Copy Visible Rows in AutoFiltered Range

The macro below does the following:

  1. Copy the visible rows in the AutoFiltered range in the Copy Visible Rows worksheet of the workbook where the procedure is stored to the Clipboard.
  2. Paste values in the cell range starting on cell A33 of the Copy Visible Rows worksheet of the workbook where the procedure is stored.Sub AutoFilterCopyVisibleRows() 'Source: https://powerspreadsheets.com/ 'For further information: https://powerspreadsheets.com/excel-vba-autofilter/ 'This procedure: '(1) Copies visible rows in the AutoFiltered range (excluding the first row, with headers) in the "Copy Visible Rows" worksheet in this workbook '(2) Pastes values in the cell range starting on cell A33 of the "Copy Visible Rows worksheet in this workbook" 'Refer to "Copy Visible Rows" worksheet in this workbook With ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("Copy Visible Rows") 'Copy visible rows in the AutoFiltered range (excluding the first row, with headers) With .AutoFilter.Range .Resize(.Rows.Count - 1).Offset(1).SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible).Copy End With 'Paste values in the cell range starting on cell A33 .Range("A33").PasteSpecial Paste:=xlPasteValues End With End Sub

Effects of Executing Macro Example to Copy Visible Rows in AutoFiltered Range

The image below illustrates the effects of using the macro example. In this example:

  • Columns A through H (cells A6 to H31) contain an AutoFiltered table with the following characteristics:
  • A header row (cells A6 to H6).
  • Randomly generated values (cells A7 to H31).
  • Filters. These filters result in Excel displaying (only) entries whose values in (both) Column 1 and Column 4 are greater than or equal to 6.
  • A text box (Copy visible rows) executes the macro example when clicked.

When the macro is executed, Excel does the following:

  • Copy visible rows in the AutoFiltered range (excluding the header row) to the Clipboard.
  • Paste values in the cell range starting on cell A33 of the worksheet.
Example: Copy Visible Rows in AutoFiltered Range with VBA macros
Example: Copy Visible Rows in AutoFiltered Range with VBA macros
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#19. Excel VBA Select First Visible Cell in AutoFiltered Range

VBA Code to Select First Visible Cell in AutoFiltered Range

To select the first visible cell in an AutoFiltered range, use the following structure/template in the applicable statement:RangeObjectEntireRange.Resize(RangeObjectEntireRange.Rows.Count - 1).Offset(1).SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible).Cells(1).Select

The following Sections describe the main elements in this structure.

RangeObjectEntireRange

A Range object representing the entire cell range (including visible and hidden cells) to which the AutoFilter applies.

As a general rule, to select the first visible cell in an AutoFiltered rangewith the structure/template described in this Section, RangeObjectEntireRange must represent a multicell cell range.

Resize(RangeObjectEntireRange.Rows.Count  1)

The Range.Resize property:

  • Resizes a cell range.
  • Returns a Range object representing the resized cell range.
  • Accepts 2 parameters:
  • RowSize: The number of rows in the new/resized cell range.
  • ColumnSize: The number of columns in the new/resized cell range.

To select the first visible cell in an AutoFiltered range, do the following to specify the RowSize parameter of the Range.Resize property:

  1. Count the number of rows in the cell range to which the AutoFilter applies (RangeObjectEntireRange).
  2. Subtract 1 (- 1).

For these purposes:

  • RangeObjectEntireRange is aRange object representing the entire cell range (including visible and hidden cells) to which the AutoFilter applies.
  • The Range.Rows property (Rows) returns a Range object representing the rows in the applicable cell range (RangeObjectEntireRange).
  • The Range.Count property (Count) returns the number of rows in the Range object returned by the Range.Rows property (RangeObjectEntireRange.Rows).
  • The minus sign operator subtracts 1 (- 1) from the number of rows returned by the Range.Count property (RangeObjectEntireRange.Rows.Count).

To select the first visible cell in an AutoFiltered range, omit the ColumnSize parameter of the Range.Resize property. This results in the number of columns (in the resized cell range) remaining the same (as in the source/original cell range).

Offset(1)

The Range.Offset property:

  • Returns a Range object representing a cell range a number of rows/columns away (at an offset) from the source/original cell range.
  • Accepts 2 parameters:
  • RowOffset: The number of rows by which you move away (offset) from the source/original cell range.
  • ColumnOffset: The number of columns by which you move away (offset) from the source/original cell range.

RowOffset and ColumnOffset can be any of the following:

  • Positive numbers, which result in offsetting:
  • Downwards, in the case of RowOffset.
  • To the right, in the case of ColumnOffset.
  • Negative numbers, which result in offsetting:
  • Upwards, in the case of RowOffset.
  • To the left, in the case of ColumnOffset.
  • 0, which results in no offsetting. 0 is (also) the default value of the RowOffset and ColumnOffset parameters.

To select the first visible cell in an AutoFiltered range:

  • Set the RowOffset parameter of the Range.Offset property to 1 (1).
  • Omit the ColumnOffset parameter of the Range.Offset property.

SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible)

The Range.SpecialCells method:

  • Returns a Range object representing all cells matching a specified type and value.
  • Accepts 2 parameters:
  • Type: Required parameter.
  • Value: Optional parameter.

The Type parameter of the Range.SpecialCells method:

  • Specifies the cells to include in the Range object returned by the Range.SpecialCells method.
  • Can take any of the built-in constants or values from the XlCellType enumeration.

To select the first visible cell in an AutoFiltered range, set the Type parameter of the Range.SpecialCells method to xlCellTypeVisible. xlCellTypeVisible results in the Range object returned by the Range.SpecialCells method including visible cells.

Cells(1)

The Range.Cells property (Cells) returns a Range object representing the cells in the applicable source/original cell range.

The Range.Item property (1):

  • Returns a Range object representing a cell at an offset of the source/original cell range.
  • Is (in some cases) the default property of the Range object.
  • Accepts two parameters:
  • RowIndex:
  • If the ColumnIndex parameter is specified: The row number (relative to the source/original cell range) of the cell to return.
  • If the ColumnIndex parameter is omitted: The index (cell number) of the subrange to return.
  • ColumnIndex: The column number (relative to the source/original cell range) of the cell to return.

To select the first visible cell in an AutoFiltered range:

  • Set the RowIndex parameter of the Range.Item property to 1 (1).
  • Omit the ColumnIndex parameter of the Range.Item property.

This results in the Range.Cells property and the Range.Item property returning a Range object representing the first cell in the cell range represented by the Range object returned by the Range.SpecialCells method (SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible)).

Select

The Range.Select method selects the applicable cell.

Macro Example to Select First Visible Cell in AutoFiltered Range

The macro below selects the first visible cell in the AutoFiltered range in the Select First Visible Cell worksheet of the workbook where the procedure is stored.Sub SelectFirstVisibleCellFilteredRange() 'Source: https://powerspreadsheets.com/ 'For further information: https://powerspreadsheets.com/excel-vba-autofilter/ 'This procedure selects the first visible cell in the AutoFiltered range in the "Select First Visible Cell" worksheet of this workbook With ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("Select First Visible Cell").AutoFilter.Range .Resize(.Rows.Count - 1).Offset(1).SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible).Cells(1).Select End With End Sub

Effects of Executing Macro Example to Select First Visible Cell in AutoFiltered Range

The image below illustrates the effects of using the macro example. In this example:

  • Columns A through H (cells A6 to H31) contain an AutoFiltered table with the following characteristics:
  • A header row (cells A6 to H6).
  • Randomly generated values (cells A7 to H31).
  • Filters. These filters result in Excel displaying (only) entries whose values in (both) Column 1 and Column 4 are greater than or equal to 6.
  • Cell M24 is the active cell.
  • A text box (Select first visible cell in filtered range) executes the macro example when clicked.

When the macro is executed, Excel selects cell A9. This is the first visible cell in the AutoFiltered range.

Example: Select First Visible Cell in AutoFiltered Range with VBA macros
Example: Select First Visible Cell in AutoFiltered Range with VBA macros
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