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Hi Experts!

I am having trouble with my laptop crashing - getting the message "Microsoft Excel has stopped working....". It does it most often when I am working in the attached Excel VBA. Any ideas?
Finding-19-Macro-for-EE.docx
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Question by:DMKetcher
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by:redmondb
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Hi, DMKetcher.

Can you post a copy of the file, please? I assume that you will need to redact the data, but please check that the file still crashes.

Thanks,
Brian.
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This works by having both input and output spreadsheets open and switching to the output spreadsheet when it is asked for.
Ineligible-Sites-Transpose-Input.xlsm
Ineligible-Sites-Transpose-Outpu.xlsx
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redmondb earned 2000 total points
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Thanks, DMKetcher.

The XLSM is corrupt, so please see the attached rebuild and let me know how it behaves. (BTW, I've renamed column A  - I'll explain later.)

Edit: I reloaded the file - this version includes the necessary ADO 2.5 Library reference. (Well, for Excel 2010 - it may need to be changed for other versions.)

Regards,
Brian.Ineligible-Sites-Transpose-Input.xlsm
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Perfect - Thank you!
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by:DMKetcher
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Thank you! I changed I.D. to ID. Am I not allowed to use SSN or is it just too risky for internet business?
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Thanks, DMKetcher.

OK, explanation time - why did I change "ID" to "I.D."? The file was corrupt so the first step in recreating it was to save it as CSV (so that the corruption would be removed). However, there's a funny/bug/whatever in Excel that treats any file starting with "ID" as a SYLK file. So, to avoid any issues, I renamed the column.

Am I not allowed to use SSN or is it just too risky for internet business?
Sorry, I don't understand what you mean. If this is still about column A then it really doesn't matter whether you call it "ID", "I.D." or "SSN" - as long as you don't save it as a CSV.

Regards,
Brian.
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