Run sort macro with sheet protected

Andrewrx

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Aug 12, 2002
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Hi,

I have created two buttons which sort data within a spreadsheet.
But when I protect the sheet to prevent changes to data these macro's cannot run because the sort option is disabled.

Is there a way to get around this?

many thanks
Andrew
 

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Andrew Poulsom

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You will need to unprotect the sheet:

ActiveSheet.Unprotect

then protect it again afterwards:

ActiveSheet.Protect

Both methods accept arguments. Record a macro while you unprotect and protect to see the full syntax.
 

DonkeyOte

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You may want to put the password in also so as to not to be propted...

eg Sheets("Sheet1").unprotect password:="password"

and to reset....

Sheets("sheet1").protect password:="password"
 

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