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Posted on 2013-06-26
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hi all

i have a list box of values which i would like to exclude from the my data
 
if i add the following code the filter works
 
Range("A:AA").AutoFilter 14, "<>BGD*", xlAnd, "<>TTS*"
 
i've created a function to build the underlined text based on the values in the list box but when i use the variable from the function the auto filter does not work. any suggestions why?
 
Range("A:AA").AutoFilter 14, variable
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by:Steve
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How are you building the variable.. can you show the code for that please.

if you debug.print variable you should be able to see the "built string".
how does it look?

Soem sample data would be handy as it makes it easier to write code suited to you.
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sub example ()

---- code-------


            Call WH_FILTER(WH)
           
            Worksheets("Version Control").Range("e1").Value = WH

---- code-------

end sub


*************************************************************************

Function WH_FILTER(WH)

Dim i As Long
Dim iEnd As Long
Dim WH1 As String
   
    iEnd = Worksheets("Control").ListBoxWH2.ListCount - 1
   
    If iEnd = 0 Then
       WH1 = Worksheets("Control").ListBoxWH2.List(i)
       WH = """<>" & WH1 & """"
    End If
   
    If iEnd > 0 Then
         
        For i = 0 To iEnd
            WH1 = Worksheets("Control").ListBoxWH2.List(i)
                       
            If i = 0 Then
                WH1 = """<>" & WH1 & "*"","
            End If
                       
            If i > 0 And i < iEnd Then
                WH1 = WH & " xlAnd, " & """<>" & WH1 & "*"","
            End If
           
            If i = iEnd Then
                WH1 = WH & " xlAnd, " & """<>" & WH1 & "*"""
            End If
       
            WH = WH1
        Next i
    End If

End Function
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Steve earned 500 total points
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OK, so, looking into this one...

AutoFilter has a maximum number of criteria of 2.
Hence your code not working.

You can use AdvancedFilter and put the list into a hidden range, this will do the job:
If you need help filling the criteria range with the listbox info that is not a problem, but I think you can handle that.

Sub FilterInPlace()
Dim rng1, rng2
Set rng1 = Sheets("Sheet1").Range("A1:AA" & Sheets("Sheet1").Range("N" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row)
Set rng2 = Sheets("Sheet2").Range("A1:B2")

rng1.AdvancedFilter Action:=xlFilterInPlace, CriteriaRange:=rng2, Unique:=False
End Sub

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See attached for an example.

You can also copy the results of the filter to another sheet.
This may be handy. See second workbook for copy data to sheet 3.
Example.xlsm
Example-With-data-copied-to-shee.xlsm
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Brill thanks
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