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This macro prompts you to select a date range then copies the rows in that range to a new worksheet
Option Explicit
'This subroutine prompts the user to select dates
'
'Code already written and described here:
'http://danwagner.co/how-to-copy-data-to-a-new-workbook-based-on-dates/
Public Sub PromptUserForInputDates()
Dim strStart As String, strEnd As String, strPromptMessage As String
'Prompt the user to input the start date
strStart = InputBox("Please enter the start date")
'Validate the input string
If Not IsDate(strStart) Then
strPromptMessage = "Oops! It looks like your entry is not a valid " & _
"date. Please retry with a valid date..."
MsgBox strPromptMessage
Exit Sub
End If
'Prompt the user to input the end date
strEnd = InputBox("Please enter the end date")
'Validate the input string
If Not IsDate(strStart) Then
strPromptMessage = "Oops! It looks like your entry is not a valid " & _
"date. Please retry with a valid date..."
MsgBox strPromptMessage
Exit Sub
End If
'Call the next subroutine, which will do produce the output workbook
Call CreateSubsetWorksheet(strStart, strEnd)
End Sub
'This subroutine creates a new Worksheet and copies the data
'from Sheet1 to a new Workheet
Public Sub CreateSubsetWorksheet(StartDate As String, EndDate As String)
Dim wksData As Worksheet, wksTarget As Worksheet
Dim lngLastRow As Long, lngLastCol As Long, lngDateCol As Long
Dim rngFull As Range, rngResult As Range, rngTarget As Range
'Set references up-front
Set wksData = ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("Sheet1")
lngDateCol = 8 '<~ we know dates are in column H
'Identify the full data range on Sheet1 (our data sheet) by finding
'the last row and last column
lngLastRow = LastOccupiedRowNum(wksData) '<~ straight from VBA Toolbelt!
lngLastCol = LastOccupiedColNum(wksData) '<~ straight from VBA Toolbelt!
With wksData
Set rngFull = .Range(.Cells(1, 1), .Cells(lngLastRow, lngLastCol))
End With
'Apply a filter to the full range we just assigned to get rows
'that are in-between the start and end dates
With rngFull
.AutoFilter Field:=lngDateCol, _
Criteria1:=">=" & StartDate, _
Criteria2:="<=" & EndDate
'If the resulting range contains only 1 row, that means we filtered
'everything out! Check for this situation, catch it and exit
If wksData.AutoFilter.Range.Columns(1).SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible).Count = 1 Then
MsgBox "Oops! Those dates filter out all data!"
'Clear the autofilter safely and exit sub
wksData.AutoFilterMode = False
If wksData.FilterMode = True Then
wksData.ShowAllData
End If
Exit Sub
Else '<~ otherwise we're all good!
'Assign ONLY the visible cells, which are in the
'date range specified
Set rngResult = .SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible)
'Create a new Worksheet to copy our data to and set up
'a target Range (for super easy copy / paste)
Set wksTarget = ThisWorkbook.Worksheets.Add
Set rngTarget = wksTarget.Cells(1, 1)
rngResult.Copy Destination:=rngTarget
End If
End With
'Clear the autofilter safely
wksData.AutoFilterMode = False
If wksData.FilterMode = True Then
wksData.ShowAllData
End If
'Holler at the user, our macro is done!
MsgBox "Data transferred!"
End Sub
'
'The functions below are pulled straight from the VBA Toolbelt,
'which you're using -- right? This kind of boilerplate code is what
'makes the VBA Toolbelt so useful! Download it here:
'
'http://danwagner.co/vba-toolbelt/
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'INPUT : Sheet, the worksheet we'll search to find the last row
'OUTPUT : Long, the last occupied row
'SPECIAL CASE: if Sheet is empty, return 1
Public Function LastOccupiedRowNum(Sheet As Worksheet) As Long
Dim lng As Long
If Application.WorksheetFunction.CountA(Sheet.Cells) <> 0 Then
With Sheet
lng = .Cells.Find(What:="*", _
After:=.Range("A1"), _
Lookat:=xlPart, _
LookIn:=xlFormulas, _
SearchOrder:=xlByRows, _
SearchDirection:=xlPrevious, _
MatchCase:=False).Row
End With
Else
lng = 1
End If
LastOccupiedRowNum = lng
End Function
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'INPUT : Sheet, the worksheet we'll search to find the last column
'OUTPUT : Long, the last occupied column
'SPECIAL CASE: if Sheet is empty, return 1
Public Function LastOccupiedColNum(Sheet As Worksheet) As Long
Dim lng As Long
If Application.WorksheetFunction.CountA(Sheet.Cells) <> 0 Then
With Sheet
lng = .Cells.Find(What:="*", _
After:=.Range("A1"), _
Lookat:=xlPart, _
LookIn:=xlFormulas, _
SearchOrder:=xlByColumns, _
SearchDirection:=xlPrevious, _
MatchCase:=False).Column
End With
Else
lng = 1
End If
LastOccupiedColNum = lng
End Function
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@mevakil mevakil commented Mar 16, 2018

Hey Hi

the code is awesome but I keep getting error for "Run Time Error 1004: Autofilter Method Of Range Class Failed "
I am trying to filter based on dates in a column with dates from 3/26/2018 to 5/20/2030. it executes for date filtering from 03/26/2018 to 4/30/2019 but not any further.

PLease help !!

'Apply a filter to the full range we just assigned to get rows
'that are in-between the start and end dates
With rngFull
.AutoFilter Field:=lngDateCol, _
Criteria1:=">=" & StartDate, _
Criteria2:="<=" & EndDate

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