Extract certain columns only

deduwa

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Jul 28, 2015
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Hi everyone.

I have a scenario where I get a dynamic (rows & columns) table with headings. All headings in the original data only appear once.

If for example there are 26 columns (A to Z), I only want 5 of these columns (Say columns with headings Apple,Bike,Cat,Drop,Elephant) from the 26 and create in a new sheet a separate table with only these 5 columns with their respective headings & data.

Note that these 5 headings can appear anywhere and not necessarily always in the same position, i.e. 'column number' with each new dynamic table coming through.

Thanks for any help.
 

deduwa

Board Regular
Joined
Jul 28, 2015
Messages
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Additionally, in the new table, I want the columns to appear in the same order (Apple,Bike,Cat,Drop,Elephant) each time.
 

alansidman

Well-known Member
Joined
Feb 26, 2007
Messages
5,071
Office Version
2019
Platform
Windows
Code:
Option Explicit


Sub fiveColumns()
    Dim lr As Long, lc As Long, i As Long
    Dim s1 As Worksheet, s2 As Worksheet
    Set s1 = Sheets("Sheet1")
    Set s2 = Sheets("Sheet2")
    lc = s1.Cells(1, Columns.Count).End(xlToLeft).Column
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    For i = 1 To lc
        If s1.Cells(1, i) = "apple" Then
            s1.Cells(1, i).EntireColumn.Copy s2.Range("A1")
        ElseIf s1.Cells(1, i) = "bike" Then
            s1.Cells(1, i).EntireColumn.Copy s2.Range("B1")
        ElseIf s1.Cells(1, i) = "cat" Then
            s1.Cells(1, i).EntireColumn.Copy s2.Range("C1")
        ElseIf s1.Cells(1, i) = "drop" Then
            s1.Cells(1, i).EntireColumn.Copy s2.Range("D1")
        ElseIf s1.Cells(1, i) = "elephant" Then
            s1.Cells(1, i).EntireColumn.Copy s2.Range("E1")
        End If
    Next i
    Application.CutCopyMode = False
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
    MsgBox "complete"


End Sub
 

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