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ActiveSheet.Range("$B$3:$C$523").AutoFilter Field:=1
    ActiveSheet.Range("$B$3:$C$523").AutoFilter Field:=1, Criteria1:=Array( _
        "ACKLANDS*", "ARTISTS*", "AVANDIUM*", _
        "BASIN*", "BIG*", "BONDY*"), Operator:=xlFilterValues

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Hi,

I have the above line of code which is not working. What I want is to have a filtered list which has all of the words which starts with the words in the above array.

When I run the cide, it just hides all data although there are clearly data available to be filtered.

Any help is much appreciated!
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Question by:Shanan212
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Could you give us some data so we can debug your code?
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by:Shanan212
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Hi,

See attached for the sample sheet.
Sample-Data.xlsx
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byundt earned 2000 total points
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Your trick apparently doesn't work with wild cards. You should therefore consider either Advanced Filter or an auxiliary column.

I put the first word in each cell from column B in column D (the auxiliary column). I then used the Array trick on that column, and it worked. Note that I removed the * wildcard character from each word.
Sub FilterMe()
ActiveSheet.Range("$B$3:$D$523").AutoFilter
ActiveSheet.Range("$B$3:$D$523").AutoFilter Field:=3, _
    Criteria1:=Array("ACKLANDS", "ARTISTS", "AVANDIUM", "BASIN", "BIG", "BONDY"), _
    Operator:=xlFilterValues
End Sub

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Sample-DataQ28129056.xlsm
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Thanks!
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