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    copy mult cells using Range(Cells) format

    this statement works correctly:
    wbFrom.Sheets(1).Cells(2, 6).Copy Destination:=wbTo.Sheets(strWklySheet).Cells(5, 4)

    this one gives Run-time error 1004 - Application-defined or object-defined error
    wbFrom.Sheets(1).Range(Cells(2, 7), Cells(2, 15)).Copy Destination:=wbTo.Sheets(strWklySheet).Range(Cells(5, 6), Cells(5, 14))

    The fact that the first one works tells me the problem is NOT in the workbook and sheet names, but is apparently tied to defining a multi-cell range in this format. Or, more likely, there's a simple formatting error I'm making that I just can't see.

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    Re: copy mult cells using Range(Cells) format

    Cells is an attribute of a Worksheet object. If you do not explicitly qualify it, it will default to the worksheet owning the code, if the code is in a worksheet module, or to the active worksheet, if the code is in a standard module. You are allowing it to default, so the default for Cells has to match the sheet for Range. You are using two different sheets so it's guaranteed to generate an error for one of them.

    This qualifies everything so it will work in any situation:

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    Re: copy mult cells using Range(Cells) format

    Further to 6StringJazzer's comment when copy/pasting you only need to specify the start cell for the paste range
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    Re: copy mult cells using Range(Cells) format

    Thanks so much to both of you! Works perfectly now.

    I'm living proof of the perils of self-teaching this (and probably other) languages - I get much of it, but the nuances - like what is an attribute of a worksheet object and what that means exactly - are only dimly understood.

    I sincerely appreciate the explanations of why it needs to be (or can be) the way it does as much as - or perhaps more than - the specific correct line of code.

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    Re: copy mult cells using Range(Cells) format

    You're welcome & thanks for the feedback.

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    Re: copy mult cells using Range(Cells) format

    Quote Originally Posted by Kay9835 View Post
    [...]the nuances - like what is an attribute of a worksheet object and what that means exactly - are only dimly understood.
    VBA is a kinda sorta object-oriented language. It is based on an object model for Excel. Here is a reference for the object models for every Office application.

    The idea is that there are VBA elements that correspond to things in Excel. For example, Worksheet is a VBA class. A particular worksheet is an object that is an instance of the class Worksheet. An object has properties, methods, and objects. A property is a value of that object. For example, a Worksheet has a Name. You can update many of these properties, although some are read-only. A method is a procedure that you can call that will perform some action relative to the object. You can Active a worksheet, for example, which causes it to become the ActiveSheet and also be visible to the user.

    Range is an member object of Worksheet--it's an object, but it only makes sense as part of a Worksheet. Same thing with Cells. When you have a member object like that, you usually need to qualify it with the object that owns it.

    Sheet1.Range("A1").ClearContents

    In some cases, VBA allows a default if you do not qualify it, such as for Workbook and Worksheet. However, if you accept the default, you need to know how the default is determined. In these two examples, the defaults are based on context. (I personally think that the language should not allow qualification defaults for this reason.) Hence my description earlier about how it depends on what kind of module it is in.

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