Run-time error '1004' Application-defined or object-defined error


New Member
Feb 1, 2018
I'm having some VBA problems. I've used the below code many times before on other workbook (just changing the specific parameters for each sheet)without any problem. However now I'm begging the "Run-time error '1004' Application-defined or object-defined error" error for the "East Mezz Input" line each time the code runs on the following day (where is supposed to clear the content. Any ideas?

Rich (BB code):
Private Sub Workbook_Open()
    Dim ws As Worksheet
    For Each ws In ThisWorkbook.Worksheets
       ws.Protect Password:="JOHNNEY!", UserInterFaceOnly:=True
    Next ws
End Sub
Private Sub Workbook_Activate()
If Sheets("Aux").Range("B2").Value < Date Then
    Sheets("East Mezz Input").Range("C7:C43,D7:D43,G6:G43,I7:I43,J7:J43,K6:K43,M6:M43,P7:P43,Q7:Q43,T6:T43,V7:V43,W7:W43,X6:X43,Z6:Z43,AC7:AC43,AD7:AD43,AG6:AG43,AI7:AI43,AJ7:AJ43,AK6:AK43,AM6:AM43,AP7:AP43,AQ7:AQ43,AT6:AT43,AV7:AV43,AW7:AW43,AX6:AX43,AZ6:AZ43,BC7:BC43,BD7:BD43,BG6:BG43,BI7:BI43,BJ7:BJ43,BK6:BK43,BM6:BM43,BP7:BP43,BQ7:BQ43,BT6:BT43,BV7:BV43,BW7:BW43,BX6:BX43,BZ6:BZ43") = ClearContents
    Sheets("Wait Times and Submissions").Range("C6:D16,I6:I9,J6:J9,J11:J13,J15:J20,T6:T9,U6:U9,U11:U13,U15:U20,N6:O17") = ClearContents
End If
Sheets("Aux").Range("B2").Value = Date
End Sub


Well-known Member
Jul 23, 2007
Hi sdkorin,

I'm surprised your code has worked before as the syntax is actually wrong i.e. it should be .ClearContents not = ClearContents :confused:

That said I think there's just too many ranges in a single string as it just stops working after BG6:BG43. The following is one way around this which slightly slower (so slight it probably won't be noticed) will do the job:

Option Explicit
Sub Macro1()

    Dim varMyRange As Variant
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    For Each varMyRange In Split("C7:C43,D7:D43,G6:G43,I7:I43,J7:J43,K6:K43,M6:M43,P7:P43,Q7:Q43,T6:T43,V7:V43,W7:W43,X6:X43,Z6:Z43,AC7:AC43,AD7:AD43,AG6:AG43,AI7:AI43,AJ7:AJ43,AK6:AK43,AM6:AM43,AP7:AP43,AQ7:AQ43,AT6:AT43,AV7:AV43,AW7:AW43,AX6:AX43,AZ6:AZ43,BC7:BC43,BD7:BD43,BG6:BG43,BI7:BI43,BJ7:BJ43,BK6:BK43,BM6:BM43,BP7:BP43,BQ7:BQ43,BT6:BT43,BV7:BV43,BW7:BW43,BX6:BX43,BZ6:BZ43", ",")
        Sheets("East Mezz Input").Range(CStr(varMyRange)).ClearContents
    Next varMyRange
    Sheets("Wait Times and Submissions").Range("C6:D16,I6:I9,J6:J9,J11:J13,J15:J20,T6:T9,U6:U9,U11:U13,U15:U20,N6:O17").ClearContents
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True

End Sub


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