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Hello,

I successfully used your VBA code to use a value I selected from in a validation list to use as a auto-filter.  The VBA code is below:

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
Dim r As Range
If Target.Address = "$AA$1" Then
  Set r = Me.AutoFilter.Range
If Len(Trim(Target.Value)) > 0 Then
r.AutoFilter Field:=1, Criteria1:=Range("AA1").Value
Else
r.AutoFilter Field:=1
End If
End If
End Sub


My question is can I change the column that the the value selected from the validation list is auto-filtering? For example I have a header row with 8 columns, all of which have autofilter.  The auto-filter I would like to use is in the second column. not the first.

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Enrique Garcia,

In the code,

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
Dim r As Range
If Target.Address = "$AA$1" Then
 Set r = Me.AutoFilter.Range
If Len(Trim(Target.Value)) > 0 Then
r.AutoFilter Field:=1, Criteria1:=Range("AA1").Value
Else
r.AutoFilter Field:=1
End If
End If
End Sub

the Field:=1  determines which column in the range being filtered will have the filter applied to it.  So you would change this to a 2 if you want to use the second column in that range.


Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
Dim r As Range
If Target.Address = "$AA$1" Then
 Set r = Me.AutoFilter.Range
If Len(Trim(Target.Value)) > 0 Then
r.AutoFilter Field:=2, Criteria1:=Range("AA1").Value
Else
r.AutoFilter Field:=2
End If
End If
End Sub

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Regards,
Tom Ogilvy  
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