Protected sheet with auto filter problem

Corleone

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I have the following code in the spreadsheet which creates a copy of the "signalling" worksheet and protects it, mainly so that the recipient cannot delete/insert open hidden columns etc,

However whilst the newly generated file is protected and the sort function is still working ,the auto filter is not.

Can anyone advise as to how i modify the code below in order to do make the auto filter available whlst still keeping the sheet protected?

Thanks


Sub CREATE_SIGNALLING_FILE()
'
' Macro1 Macro
' Macro recorded 15/07/2010 by shegarty
'

'

Sheets("SIGNALLING").Select
ActiveSheet.Protect DrawingObjects:=True, Contents:=True, Scenarios:=True _
, AllowSorting:=True, AllowFiltering:=True

Sheets(Array("COVER Sheet", "SIGNALLING", "CATEGORIES")).Select
Sheets("SIGNALLING").Activate

Sheets(Array("COVER Sheet", "SIGNALLING", "CATEGORIES")).Copy
Windows("Commissioning_Tool.xls").Activate
Sheets("PROCESS").Select
Range("B9").Select


Sheets("SIGNALLING").Select
ActiveSheet.Unprotect
Range("A1").Select
End Sub
 

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Andrew Poulsom

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If AllowFiltering is True the user can click the dropdown arrows and filter the data. But the filter must be in place before the worksheet is protected. It's not possible to create one afterwards.
 

Corleone

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Hello - thanks for the reply

just tried it again will the auto filter drop downs on before running the macro

however in the copied file that it generates, the drop down filters are there in the protected file, but when i click on them - nothing happens
 

Andrew Poulsom

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This worked for me:

Code:
Sub Macro1()
'
' Macro1 Macro
' Macro recorded 17/07/2010 by Andrew
'
'
    ActiveSheet.Protect DrawingObjects:=True, Contents:=True, Scenarios:=True _
        , AllowFiltering:=True
    ActiveSheet.Copy
End Sub

I don't know why it's not working for you.
 

Corleone

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Joined
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Messages
752
Office Version
  1. 365
This worked for me:

Code:
Sub Macro1()
'
' Macro1 Macro
' Macro recorded 17/07/2010 by Andrew
'
'
    ActiveSheet.Protect DrawingObjects:=True, Contents:=True, Scenarios:=True _
        , AllowFiltering:=True
    ActiveSheet.Copy
End Sub

I don't know why it's not working for you.

Thanks Andrew, I must have had an extra bit of code in my example at the top that it didnt like.

I started again using your example and it works fine now

many thanks
 
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