Excel - Hide a tab in the workbook without hiding the functionality.

Hide a tab in the workbook without hiding the functionality.

When I hide the tab called "Country Category Table" then run the program i get...
Error: Select method of Worksheet class failed.

Is there a way to keep all the functionality and just not have the tab "Country Category Table" appear?

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Do you really need to select  the worksheet?

tesla764Author Commented:
No. But when the sheet is hidden the code bombs.
What i meant is

you should get rid of the select like that

Worksheets("Test3").Range("A1").Value = 1

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instead of
Range("A1").Value = 1

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tesla764Author Commented:
I will give that a try. It may have to wait until Monday. It's getting late in the day and I have a few other things to do before I go today. I will let you know.
tesla764Author Commented:
I will be able to try this on Monday.
Thanks and have a great weekend.
Ejgil HedegaardCommented:
You can not select a hidden worksheet, but you can activate it.
Then you can work with it.
Most tasks don't need selection, like writing to a cell, as mentioned by Rgonzo1971. Selection slows down program speed, so avoid it when not needed.

Other tasks, like Sorting a range, need the sheet to be active, then use

Worksheets("Country Category Table").Activate

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Be specific by setting the sheet specification in front of every operation, otherwise the operation is performed on a visible sheet, so to avoid writing the above code with the worksheet name every time use

Dim wsCCT as Worksheet
Set wsCCT = Worksheets("Country Category Table")
wsCCT.Range("A1") = 1

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By defining a name as a worksheet, you also get help in programming, since VBA knows that wsCCT is a worksheet, so when you write wsCCT. (wsCCT dot) you get the possibilities for a worksheet, and don't have to remember.

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