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Apr 30, 2009

I need to lock consecutive rows together before sorting. e.g. A1 contains a name and A2 is blank: B1 contains data related to name in A1 - so does B2, and so on. Therefore need to lock rows 1 and 2 together, then 3 and 4 together and so on, but sorting on the data in the first cell of the group e.g. A1

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Column List Sorting Locking 2 Columns Together

Sep 24, 2006

This should be a simple question for those who have the knowledge. I am making a 2 column excel page, the first column will have an authors name and the second one will have the book name. I need to lock these two columns together so that author name and book name always stay together (side by side) on the sort command. I need to be able to sort by author or book title and I realize that it gives you the choice to expand the selection, but I can't trust that the others (kids) will realize the importance of doing so. This is going to be a very large list with hyperlinks and I can't afford to chance whether someone else will select the correct command. So a long story short. I want to build a list that can be sorted by author name or book name and be sure that the correct author will always be beside the correct book, but that are able to be independantly sorted

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I have been assigned the task of creating our new integrated time and leave sheet in Excel 2007, previously we had 2 sheets, one for times and one for leave.

The problem I have is that I need to protect the authorisaton columns therre are 2 one for AM and one for PM, so that only Managers can authorise leave by inputting a password and then initialing the leave.

What I then need to do a the end of each month is for the manager to be able to click a Button with a Macro which will then lock the whole worksheet so that employees cannot change their times after the manager has checked the sheet.

I can lock the authorisation columns and password protect but I have to enable protection on the sheet, when I do this I cannot then figure out a way of running a macro which will then protect the whole sheet and assign a password to it so it cannot be changed after being checked and signed off.

I have tried to create a macro (button) to remove the protection on the 2 columns and then reapply protection to the whole sheet with another button but to no avail.....

If anyone has any suggestions I would be eternaly greatful.

Passwords on the sheet for the different buttons are abc or cobra.

You can download my Spreadsheet here.

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What I'm trying to do is sort the data in each row so that values ascend from left to right. Here's a very simple version of what the data looks like:

A B C D E F
1 a 6 3
2 b 5 9 2 8
3 c 6 5 2
4 d 9
5 e 3 9

When I'm done I would want the data to look like this:

A B C D E F
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3 c 2 5 6
4 d 9
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A
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4 333
5 333
6 444
7 333
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Terrible Tuesday.xlsx‎

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Here is my code.

Currently I get a 1004 error. "Method of Range of Object _Global Failed" on "Range(Selection).Sort.SortFields.Clear"

Code:
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Dim appExcel As Excel.Application
Dim myWorkbook As Excel.Workbook
Dim myWorkSheet As Worksheet
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[code]....

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[Code] ........

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2437
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2
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'
' SortByRef Macro
'
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