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Posted on 2007-11-16
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Experts,

I have this code thats is supposed to comapre 2 ranges and delete the columns of constituents on one range that doesnt appear in another. It is returning an 'Object required' error - can anyone tell me why?


Sub delete_fault()
' this sub deletes a  column in the OEE History Page when a fault is deleted from the userform. Only
' executes if there is data already written to the OEE History Sheet
Set OEEwkset = Worksheets("OEE History")
Set wksdata = Worksheets("DATA STORE")
 
'compare the new range aagainst current OEE History title range and delete entire columns from OEE HIstory that dont match.
 
If OEEwkset.Cells(1, 2).Value <> "" Then ' if data is recorded then..
    Set CLL = OEEwkset.Rows(1).Find _
    ("DOWNTIME", OEEwkset.Cells(1, OEEwkset.Columns.Count), xlValues, xlWhole)
    With OEEwkset
    Set rng_history = .Range(.Cells(1, 2), .Cells(1, CLL.Column - 1))
    End With
    Set rng = Range("FAULT_RANGE")
    
    
For Each cel In rng_history.Cells
    fndval = Application.Match(cel.Value, rng, 0)
    If IsError(fndval) Then
        If Not delrng Is Nothing Then
            If Intersect(delrng, cel.EntireColumn) Is Nothing Then
                Set delrng = Union(delrng, cel.EntireColumn)
            End If
        Else
            Set delrng = cel.EntireColumn
        End If
    End If
Next cel
 
OEEwkset.Activate
If Not delrng Is Nothing Then
    delrng.Select'<---------HITS ERROR HERE
    delrng.EntireColumn.Delete
End If
 
End If
 
End Sub

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Question by:simondopickup
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Expert Comment

by:Rory Archibald
ID: 20297942
Have you tried:

If Not delrng Is Nothing Then
    delrng.EntireColumn.Delete
End If

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by:jeverist
ID: 20297972
Hi simondopickup,

Sorry, I left that 'Select' in there by mistake.

Thanks, Rory!

Jim
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Expert Comment

by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 20298149
If Not delrng Is Nothing Then
needs to be

If Not (delrng Is Nothing) Then
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by:simondopickup
ID: 20298643
I am still getting the error....
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by:simondopickup
ID: 20298669
it is runtime error 424 - object required. I have tried all the suggestions sofar!
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 20298767
well, then the error cannot occur on that line you showed us.
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by:simondopickup
ID: 20298814
If Not (delrngIsNothing) Then
    delrng.EntireColumn.Delete<------------------- error now hits here.
End If

The sheets OEE_wkset and wksdata are hidden - will this make a difference?
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 20298933
ok, please show this:


If Not (delrng Is Nothing) Then
    debug.print delrng.Address
    If Not (delrng.EntireColumn Is Nothing) Then
       debug.print delrng.EntireColumn.Address
       delrng.EntireColumn.Delete
    Else
       debug.print "Column not available"
    end if
Else
    debug.print "Range not set"
End If

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by:jeverist
ID: 20298995
simondopickup,

It looks like one of those lines has changed since you first posted it.  Change this:

If Not (delrngIsNothing) Then

back to this:

If Not delrng Is Nothing Then

Jim
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by:simondopickup
ID: 20298996
The code returned an error again - it stopped at the arrow qoting 'object required'

If Not (delrng Is Nothing) Then
    Debug.Print delrng.Address<=====delrng.address=<'object required'>
    If Not (delrng.EntireColumn Is Nothing) Then
       Debug.Print delrng.EntireColumn.Address
       delrng.EntireColumn.Delete
    Else
       Debug.Print "Column not available"
    End If
Else
    Debug.Print "Range not set"
End If

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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 2000 total points
ID: 20299029
I "see" now the problem.
I assume you have NOT set the OPTION EXPLICIT, hence the variable is eventually not declared/initialized.
hence,  
If Not (delrng Is Nothing) Then
will return true, as delrng is, by default, a variant and not an object, ie not nothing.



I recommend that you add OPTION EXPLICIT to your modules, and declare all your variables appropriately.

add the single line as follows:
Sub delete_fault()
 
dim delrng as Range
 
' this sub deletes a  column in the OEE History Page when a fault is deleted from the userform. Only
' executes if there is data already written to the OEE History Sheet
Set OEEwkset = Worksheets("OEE History")
Set wksdata = Worksheets("DATA STORE")
 
'compare the new range aagainst current OEE History title range and delete entire columns from OEE HIstory that dont match.
 
If OEEwkset.Cells(1, 2).Value <> "" Then ' if data is recorded then..
    Set CLL = OEEwkset.Rows(1).Find _
    ("DOWNTIME", OEEwkset.Cells(1, OEEwkset.Columns.Count), xlValues, xlWhole)
    With OEEwkset
    Set rng_history = .Range(.Cells(1, 2), .Cells(1, CLL.Column - 1))
    End With
    Set rng = Range("FAULT_RANGE")
    
    
For Each cel In rng_history.Cells
    fndval = Application.Match(cel.Value, rng, 0)
    If IsError(fndval) Then
        If Not delrng Is Nothing Then
            If Intersect(delrng, cel.EntireColumn) Is Nothing Then
                Set delrng = Union(delrng, cel.EntireColumn)
            End If
        Else
            Set delrng = cel.EntireColumn
        End If
    End If
Next cel
 
OEEwkset.Activate
If Not delrng Is Nothing Then
    delrng.EntireColumn.Delete
End If
 
End If
 
End Sub

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Expert Comment

by:DrewK
ID: 20299230
Try simply adding:

Set delrng = Nothing

above the first line of the loop

DrewK
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Expert Comment

by:Rory Archibald
ID: 20299293
Good catch, AngelIII !
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by:simondopickup
ID: 20299899
Indeed rorya - works fine now. thanks for the tip! Thanks to everyone
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