Macro to copy range from one workbook to another

shantanu

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Joined
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Hello,

I am trying to copy a specific data range from all 7 worksheets in one workbook (Sourcebook)to a single summary page of another workbook (Destbook).

The way I do it is as follows:

1) Open the Sourcebook
2) copy the range from Sourcebook.worksheet1
3) Paste the range in Destbook.Sheet1
4) Problem occurs when I try to copy the same range from the sourcebook.worksheet2. It seems that the previous data copied is still selected. I cannot understand where I am going wrong.


Code is presented below:
'to copy data from the workbook for every worksheet'

For TINdataIndex = 1 To 7

SourceBook.Sheets(TINdataIndex).Range(Cells(7, 26), Cells(30, 77)).Select
Selection.Copy

DestBook.Activate
DestCell.PasteSpecial Paste:=xlPasteValues, Operation:=xlNone, SkipBlanks _
:=False, Transpose:=False

ActiveCell.Offset(20, 0).Select

Set DestCell = ActiveCell

SourceBook.Activate
Application.ScreenUpdating = True

Next TINdataIndex
 

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GTO

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Not tested, but presuming I'm reading your code correctly, you should get an error, the descript of which is akin to "Select method ... failed..." in your second time thru the loop.

The problem is that (a bit of guessing) the first sheet is most likely active at the start. Hence, the first time thru the loop, we select a range w/no problem. The second time around though, you are trying to select a range on the second sheet, which has not been activated yet.

Select/Selection/Activate/Active are rarely necessary, but to do it the way you are trying, try:

Rich (BB code):
    For TINdataIndex = 1 To 7
    
        SourceBook.Worksheets(TINdataIndex).Select
        SourceBook.Range(Cells(7, 26), Cells(30, 77)).Select
        Selection.Copy
        
        DestBook.Activate
        
        DestCell.PasteSpecial Paste:=xlPasteValues, Operation:=xlNone, _
                              SkipBlanks:=False, Transpose:=False
        
        ActiveCell.Offset(20, 0).Select
        
        Set DestCell = ActiveCell
        
        SourceBook.Activate
        Application.ScreenUpdating = True
    
    Next TINdataIndex
End Sub

Again, not tested, so please try in a junk copy of your wb.

Hope that helps,

Mark
 

shantanu

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Joined
Jul 30, 2010
Messages
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Thanks for the hint GTO. The following code worked.


Code:
For TINdataIndex = 1 To 7
    
    SourceBook.Worksheets(TINdataIndex).Activate
    SourceBook.Worksheets(TINdataIndex).Range(Cells(7, 26), Cells(30, 77)).Select
    Selection.Copy
         
    DestBook.Activate
    DestCell.PasteSpecial Paste:=xlPasteValues, Operation:=xlNone, SkipBlanks _
        :=False, Transpose:=False
        
    ActiveCell.Offset(20, 0).Select
    
    Set DestCell = ActiveCell
    
    SourceBook.Activate
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
    
     Next TINdataIndex
 
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