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Thread: [RESOLVED] Ecxcel vexing autofilter problem

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    Former Admin/Moderator MartinLiss's Avatar
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    Resolved [RESOLVED] Ecxcel vexing autofilter problem

    I have this macro which is supposed to copy all yellow-colored cell to Range("A1") in the destination worksheet and I'm using autofilter since there are > 100,000 cells that MIGHT be yellow. I've verified that there are many cells colored yellow and many rows in column B and the colored cells do have the RGB(255, 255, 0) color, but nothing gets copied. WHY?
    Sub CopyColoredCellsUsingAutoFilter()
    Dim ws As Worksheet
    Dim wsDest As Worksheet
    Dim rngSource As Range
    Dim rngFiltered As Range

    ' Set your source and destination worksheets
    Set ws = ActiveSheet
    Set wsDest = Sheet2

    ' Define the range where colored cells may be
    Set rngSource = ws.Range("B1:AW" & ws.Cells(ws.Rows.Count, "B").End(xlUp).Row)

    ' Apply AutoFilter to the source range based on the yellow color
    rngSource.AutoFilter Field:=1, Criteria1:=RGB(255, 255, 0), Operator:=xlFilterCellColor

    ' Copy the visible (filtered) cells to the destination worksheet
    On Error Resume Next
    Set rngFiltered = rngSource.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible)
    On Error GoTo 0

    If Not rngFiltered Is Nothing Then
    rngFiltered.Copy Destination:=DestWS.Range("A1")
    MsgBox "No colored cells found.", vbExclamation
    End If

    ' Turn off AutoFilter
    ws.AutoFilterMode = False

    End Sub

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    Re: Ecxcel vexing autofilter problem

    The first thing to try is to disable the error handling you have in place and see what, if any, errors are being generated but suppressed. That may reveal the underlying issue.

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    PowerPoster jdc2000's Avatar
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    Re: [RESOLVED] Ecxcel vexing autofilter problem

    Note the "Filter on Color" in Excel is actually broken. It will not always show ALL of the cells with a certain color when you filter on a color. Sometimes, it will not even show the color you want to filter on. To work around this, I generally have a column that I can use to filter on something else (cell contents) that WILL always work.
    Last edited by jdc2000; Feb 28th, 2024 at 10:32 AM.

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