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route217
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Hi Experts Using Excel 2010

I have the following macro (see attached workbook) which works fine. But it's restricted in a sense that it is specific to column AC...I want to have the option to select which ever column I want...then run the macro.

Via pop up window..
test-data.xlsx
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Rob HensonFinance Analyst

Commented:
The file uploaded has no macros in it. To create a macro enabled file, it has to be saved as "Macro enabled" which will give it the xlsm extension.

For ease of uploading, please copy and paste the code into a snippet on a comment rather than a new file.
route217Junior

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Public Sub MyFilter()
    Dim lngStart As Long, lngEnd As Long
    lngStart = Range("B2").Value 'assume this is the start date
    lngEnd = Range("B3").Value 'assume this is the end date
   
    'assume you have field name / label in D5
    Range("AC6:AC30").AutoFilter field:=1, _
        Criteria1:=">=" & lngStart, _
        Operator:=xlAnd, _
        Criteria2:="<=" & lngEnd
End Sub

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Rob HensonFinance Analyst

Commented:
How do you want to be able to identify the column to be filtered, from a cell or a user input?

Is it coincidence that the Start Date and the date in column AC are the same or will that always be the case? If that is the case then a Find command could be used to find the correct column.
route217Junior

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Commented:
User input....ignore the start date and column header
Rob HensonFinance Analyst

Commented:
So what will the user input to determine which column?
route217Junior

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Commented:
The Column ie AC or AD...
Finance Analyst
Commented:
Try this:

Public Sub MyFilter()
    Dim lngStart As Long, lngEnd As Long
    lngStart = Range("B2").Value 'assume this is the start date
    lngEnd = Range("B3").Value 'assume this is the end date
   
    'assume you have field name / label in D5
    On Error Resume Next
    ActiveSheet.ShowAllData
    Rows("5:5").Select
    ColName = InputBox("Which column to filter?", "Column")
    Range(ColName & "5").Select
'    ColDate = Format(lngStart, "d/m/yy")
'    Selection.Find(What:=ColDate, After:=ActiveCell, LookIn:=xlValues, _
'        LookAt:=xlPart, SearchOrder:=xlByRows, SearchDirection:=xlNext, _
'        MatchCase:=False, SearchFormat:=False).Select
    Range(Selection, Selection.End(xlDown)).Select
    
    Selection.AutoFilter field:=1, _
        Criteria1:=">=" & lngStart, _
        Operator:=xlAnd, _
        Criteria2:="<=" & lngEnd
    ActiveCell.Offset(0, 0).Range("A1").Select
    
End Sub

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route217Junior

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Commented:
Excellent feedback
Rob HensonFinance Analyst

Commented:
Happy to help.
Rob HensonFinance Analyst

Commented:
Just found this in another question to check the user entry is valid:

ColName = InputBox("Which column to filter?", "Column")
If Not ColName Like "[A-Za-z]" Then
    MsgBox "Wrong input"
    Exit Sub
End If

This will exit the routine when a duff entry is input, the user will have to click the button again to enter another choice.