Problem with list sorting

MrOzman

New Member
Joined
May 16, 2007
Messages
49
Hi

I have this code to sort a list

Sub Alphabetise()
'
c = Sheets("Data").Range("L2").Value + 1
Sheets("Clients").Range("A3:Z" & c).Sort Key1:=Range("F3"), Order1:=xlAscending, Key2:=Range("J3") _
, Order2:=xlAscending, Header:=xlGuess, OrderCustom:=1, MatchCase:= _
False, Orientation:=xlTopToBottom, DataOption1:=xlSortNormal, DataOption2 _
:=xlSortNormal
End Sub

My problem is that it will only work if the sheet, Clients, is the active worksheet. If any other worksheet is active when it runs I get an error. Can anybody tell me why? And, more importantly, can anyone tell me how to make it work in the background or make the Clients worksheet active without making it visible?

Thanks
 

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mikerickson

MrExcel MVP
Joined
Jan 15, 2007
Messages
23,970
The Sort Keys (ranges) are unqualified and on the active sheet.
The Range is on sheet Clients.
Hence the error. Try

Code:
c = Sheets("Data").Range("L2").Value + 1

With Sheets("Clients")
    .Range("A3:Z" & c).Sort Key1:=[COLOR="red"][U].[/U][/COLOR]Range("F3"), Order1:=xlAscending, _
        Key2:=[COLOR="Red"][U].[/U][/COLOR]Range("J3"), Order2:=xlAscending, Header:=xlGuess, _
        OrderCustom:=1, MatchCase:=False, Orientation:=xlTopToBottom, _
        DataOption1:=xlSortNormal, DataOption2:=xlSortNormal
End Wtih
 

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