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ActiveSheet.Unprotect("pass") / ActiveSheet.Protect ("pass") breaks functionality

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    ActiveSheet.Unprotect("pass") / ActiveSheet.Protect ("pass") breaks functionality

    Hi,

    I have an driver activity worksheet with days of the week (Sun - Sat) arranged like this.

    Mon
    ---
    ---
    ---
    ---

    Tue
    ---
    ---
    ---
    ---

    Wed
    ...

    and so on. The weekdays are groups and expand and collapse with buttons for each day plus a "Show All" button. Works.

    I have to protect it because the dimwits are modifying the worksheet to suit how they feel that particular day. Once they do, we can't read them programmatically.

    I use
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    in Workbook_Open to open the current day. Also works fine.

    When I add this to the weekday buttons (that collapse and expand the appropriate days)
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    It seems like the ActiveSheet.Protect gets executed before the rows have a chance to expand/collapse.

    I can use the "Show All" button and ONE extra button, then all subsequent buttons don't execute. It's as if ActiveSheet.Unprotect isn't unprotecting.

    Any takers?

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    Re: ActiveSheet.Unprotect("pass") / ActiveSheet.Protect ("pass") breaks functionality

    If you attach a sample workbook with what you have including the code(s), button(s) you are using, I'll give it a shot.
    Is your
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    After any Dim lines and before the actual code that you want to run? Based on the sample code you provided I would say yes, but just asking to be sure.
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    Re: ActiveSheet.Unprotect("pass") / ActiveSheet.Protect ("pass") breaks functionality

    Well, it's to be hoped that none of the dimwit drivers or staff working for a company on Ottawa are interested in Excel

    However, for us dimwits who are interested in Excel to do anything to help you, you're going to need to provide a lot more information ... like code and a workbook, maybe.

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    Re: ActiveSheet.Unprotect("pass") / ActiveSheet.Protect ("pass") breaks functionality

    Could the code that's not been posted be the problem?

    Perhaps even the action of unprotecting a sheet could cause problems as it might cause the sheet being unprotected to become active?
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    Re: ActiveSheet.Unprotect("pass") / ActiveSheet.Protect ("pass") breaks functionality

    @Norie: why would unprotecting a sheet make it active?

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    Re: ActiveSheet.Unprotect("pass") / ActiveSheet.Protect ("pass") breaks functionality

    I've added the example.

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    Re: ActiveSheet.Unprotect("pass") / ActiveSheet.Protect ("pass") breaks functionality

    When Protecting the sheet Try using the Following

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    Re: ActiveSheet.Unprotect("pass") / ActiveSheet.Protect ("pass") breaks functionality

    Quote Originally Posted by Catman50 View Post
    When Protecting the sheet Try using the Following

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    Works like a charm. Many thanks.

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