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Excel VBA for Groupings

Last Modified: 2008-04-24
I have an excel file with groupings (the tree-view type of expanding nodes on the left side that let you show and hide things selectively).

I want to create an excel macro that copies the inside of each level 1 grouping to a new worksheet.  Anybody know where to start with something like this?
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As far as I know, you just have to set up a macro that copies the rows / columns into another worksheet, as if all of the outlines / groupings are expanded.  When everything is expanded, you see all of the rows / columns.  When they are collapsed, the row number jump from say 5 to 10, because that outline is hidden.  In the case that they are hidden though, a macro is still able to reference that cell.

For example, if row 5 was collapsed (hidden) you can still reference that row in VBA by using Rows(5:5).Copy

So, with everything expanded, you need to identify some pattern that distinguishes these levels, because I don't beleive there is any way to control the expanding or collapsing of a grouping in VBA.




I worked it out a bit and this is what I came up with.  I hope it helps someone in the future:

Sub CopyBlockLevel()
    'Activate the main worksheet
    'Get the number of rows in the main worksheet
    Dim numRows As Integer
    numRows = Worksheets("Sheet1").Cells(Rows.Count, "A").End(xlUp).Row
    'Variables that mark the beginning and ending of a selection
    Dim startSelectRow As Integer
    startSelectRow = 1
    Dim endSelectRow As Integer
    endSelectRow = 1
    'Other variables
    Dim i As Integer
    Dim marked As Boolean
    marked = False
    Dim WS As Worksheet
    'Go through each of the rows
    For i = 1 To numRows
        'Looks for outline Level 2
        Dim t As Variant
        t = Worksheets("Sheet1").Rows(i).OutlineLevel
        If Worksheets("Sheet1").Rows(i).OutlineLevel >= 2 And marked = False Then
            startSelectRow = i 'When it finds outline level 2, it marks it
            marked = True
        ElseIf Worksheets("Sheet1").Rows(i).OutlineLevel < 2 And marked = True Then
            endSelectRow = i - 1 'Once the row is no longer outlinelevel 2, we can get the ending row of the block of the outline
            marked = False
            'Select and copy the block of level-two outline
            Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("A" & startSelectRow & ":Z" & endSelectRow).Select
            'Create a new worksheet, activate it and paste
            Set WS = Sheets.Add
            WS.Cells(1, 1).Select
            Selection.PasteSpecial xlPasteValues
            'Go back to Sheet1 for the rest of the level-two elements
        End If
    Next i

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