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    Macro That Works in a Region but Fails in a Table

    I have an operation that works manually and a Macro that does the same thing that works in a Region
    but NOT in a Table.

    I am using Excel from MS Office 2016 Home & Student on Windows 10.
    In my test there is data in columns A-G and I (nothing in H).
    I select the cells in, say, A4-G4 and insert cells (not a row).
    I select A4-G5 and fill down.
    Then I do some manipulation on the new row 4.
    Column I remains in tact (as desired).
    I created the macro below based on a recording (which won't run due to an
    application error that I didn't write down) and then some web searches.
    If the data is in a Table (like my real data with a few hundred rows) it fails with
    Error 1004: this won't work because it would move cells in a table on your worksheet
    at row 03 in the macro below.
    There are no other Tables in the Workbook.
    If I demote the Table to a 'mere' Region, it works fine!
    Please help. I want to use the macro in a Table.

    01 Sub Macro2
    02 With Range(ActiveCell.Offset(0, 0), ActiveCell.Offset(0, 7)) ' select data row
    03 .Insert xlShiftDown ' push other data down and insert a blank row
    04 End With
    05
    06 Range(ActiveCell.Offset(-1, 0), ActiveCell.Offset(0, 7)).Select ' select the row above and the new row
    07 Selection.FillDown ' copy the row above into the new row
    08
    09 ' update the new row...
    10 Range(ActiveCell.Offset(0, 1), ActiveCell.Offset(0, 1)).Select
    11 Selection.Copy
    12
    13 Range(ActiveCell.Offset(1, 1), ActiveCell.Offset(1, 1)).Select
    14 ActiveSheet.Paste
    15
    16 Application.CutCopyMode = False
    17 ActiveCell.Offset(0, -1).Select
    18 End Sub

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    EDIT: When I do the operation manually (or when trying to record a Macro) I select Insert > Cells > Shift Down from the ribbon. I have attached the test file (including Macro2).
    Last edited by TomInCA; 05-05-2021 at 07:33 PM. Reason: Additional Info (Test Data)

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    Re: Macro That Works in a Region but Fails in a Table

    Thank you! My brain didn't calculate the offset correctly. I stepped over the Table boundary and didn't see that because the debugger on top of it. You clearly saw the solution but I don't know how to mark it so..

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