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Posted on 2011-09-16
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Hi guys,

Going crazy here,  I'm starting with a large excel data sheet.
Sheet attached...  Then for a array I have with account numbers... I use the filter for each account.   So it only displays the 1 accounts information on the screen.

Then I count the visible rows using
            counter = Selection.Columns(1).SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible).Rows.Count
                If counter > 1 Then

The weird thing is the first account I filter... it works accurately.  So for example, if I look at 1st account 05a-000016, it shows 2 rows... the header, and the information.
And the counter variable = 2 as it should

Then when I go to 2nd account, 05a-000091, it accurately filters information so I am now viewing 3 rows, the header and 2 lines of info.  However, using the same code, the counter states 1.

Any ideas why the counter works the 1st time, then the second time counter goes to 1?

thanks in advance!!!
Sub CreateGroupEmailCF()
Dim x As Integer
Dim counter As Integer
        Workbooks.Add
        ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs Filename:= _
                    "I:\Macro\Coffee\Recap_Email.xlsx", FileFormat:= _
                    xlOpenXMLWorkbook, CreateBackup:=False
        originalSheet.Activate
        
        For x = 1 To UBound(AcctListCF)
            With ActiveSheet
                .AutoFilterMode = False
                With .Range("A1:S1")
                    .AutoFilter
                    .AutoFilter Field:=5, Criteria1:=AcctListCF(x)
                End With
            End With
            Range("A1").Select
            Selection.CurrentRegion.Select
            counter = Selection.Columns(1).SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible).Rows.Count
                If counter > 1 Then
                    Selection.Copy Destination:=Workbooks("Recap_Email.xlsx").Sheets(1).Range("A65536").End(xlUp).Offset(1, 0)
                End If
        Next x
        
        Workbooks("Recap_Email.xlsx").Activate
        Range("a1").EntireRow.Delete
        Call FormatSheet

End Sub

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by:ragnarok89
ID: 36551275
Could you not simply create a pivot table and read you values from that?
test-1.xls
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by:solarissf
ID: 36551777
for formatting reasons I need to keep the layout in its original form
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by:andrewssd3
ID: 36552002
The reason is that SpecialCells is returning a range that has multiple areas, and Rows.Count is only counting the cells in the first area, i.e. the first contiguous range of cells.  You will need to loop through each Area in the selection and sum the counts for each. Something like this (not tested as I don't have all your code, but you can see the principle):

            Dim a As Excel.Range
            counter = 0
            For Each a In Selection.Columns(1).SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible)
                counter = counter + a.Rows.Count
            Next a

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by:andrewssd3
ID: 36552052
Looking again, I suppose if Selection.Columns(1).SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible).Areas.Count > 1 then you know you need to do your copy as there must be at least 2 rows - it's only if there's one area that you need the count, if I'm reading your code right
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by:andrewssd3
ID: 36552150
Correction - line 3 should (crucially) read

            For Each a In Selection.Columns(1).SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible).Areas

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Apologies
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Glenn Ray earned 1000 total points
ID: 36553200
A much simpler method would be to use
WorksheetFunction.COUNTIF(selection, AcctListCF(x))

Here is code that would replace lines 18-20 in your original post:
 
Range("E1").Select
Selection.End(xlDown).Select
counter = WorksheetFunction.CountIf(Selection, AcctListCF(x))

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All other behavior is preserved.
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by:Glenn Ray
ID: 36553226
Sorry...in my haste to post...missed the selection logic.  This code replaces lines 18-20
 
Range("E:E").Select
If AcctListCF(x) = "" Then
    counter = 0
Else
    counter = WorksheetFunction.CountIf(Selection, AcctListCF(x))
End If

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by:andrewssd3
andrewssd3 earned 1000 total points
ID: 36553595
Agreed COUNTIF would probably be a simpler solution - I was just answering the question!  Having said that, you would need some more logic to do the selection so the rows could be copied as they are in Line 22, which would mean running through each row and adding it to the selection using Application.Union if it matched.  I personally would probably still prefer to do that rather than using filter, but I don't think there's very much in it either way.
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by:Rory Archibald
ID: 36559869
Since you are only looking at one column, just use:

counter = Selection.Columns(1).SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible).Count

which will work with discrete areas.
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by:solarissf
ID: 36560864
ended up using countif... much easier solution I didnt think about before

thanks for all the help everyone!
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