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Copying filtered contents

Hi,

I am struggling to figure out a way to copy filtered contents from 1 spreadsheet to another.

I have 2 spreadsheets, filtered by Modified Date.

Both now shows filtered contents with some hidden rows.

I want to copy all the content from the old spreadsheet to the new spreadsheet.

When I attempt to copy multiple rows, I seems not able to this because some of the rows are hidden.

Please advise how this is done?
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trihoang
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mstickler1Commented:
Which version of excel are you using. Excel 2013 seems to handle this fine.
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trihoangAuthor Commented:
I'm using Excel 2010

Background: My friend and I are working on different spreadsheet and will like to consolidate them. How then can I copy and paste my filtered rows from spreadsheet A to another similar filtered spreadsheet B?
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mstickler1Commented:
I have 2010 on a virtual pc at work. I will look at it there tomorrow...
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trihoangAuthor Commented:
Thanks - I get an error "Data on the Clipboard is not the same size and shape as the selected area" when trying to paste.
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Saqib Husain, SyedEngineerCommented:
Can you fake a small example to demonstrate your problem? I have a feeling that what you are trying to do is not possible.
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trihoangAuthor Commented:
As you can see, in Spreadsheet B, 5 rows were changed: 3, 4, 11, 18, 20

I did advance filter in Spreadsheet A on 3, 4, 11, 18, 20
I want to copy the contents (by highlighting cell B4, B5, B12, B19, B21) from Spreadsheet A and paste into to Spreadsheet B (in cell B4, B5, B12, B19, B21)

Please find attached Spreadsheet A & B.
Spreadsheet-A.xlsx
Spreadsheet-B.xlsx
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mstickler1Commented:
oooooh!

Not going to happen. You could go into spreadsheetB and paste on line 22 and it would paste the data into the next 5 contiguous rows but you can not paste into multiple selections. Also if you paste into a filtered table it will paste into contiguous rows even if some of those rows are hidden by the filter. (exactly the opposite of how copy works which only copies the visible rows)

If you want the "content" column in spreadsheet b to reflect the content column in spreadsheet a based on matching "ID" I would recommend using the vlookup function in spreadsheet b to lookup a value in spreadsheet a based on id.
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Saqib Husain, SyedEngineerCommented:
Would it not be possible to copy the "un"filtered list?
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trihoangAuthor Commented:
@ssaqibh: that would be the option if I have only 2 spreadsheets to work on. But I am maintaining multiple spreadsheets with changes provided from different spreadsheets in different locations.

Therefore, I want to copy only the visible cells from 1 to another.
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Saqib Husain, SyedEngineerCommented:
Then you might need to have a macro
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