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VBA Autofilter in another workbook

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    I'm trying solve a problem I have, but I can't find a solution anywhere.

    I've got two workbooks.
    One with my macros (workbook 1), and one that is generated each week, with different file names (workbook 2).

    I've got a button in workbook 1 that's supposed to:
    1. Let me select another file (workbook 2).
    2. Open it, select the range "A2:W2" in it and create a autofilter.
    3. Filter the 17th column to match the cell "Z19" in workbook 1.

    I've tried numerous of different solutions from people with similar problems,
    but I can't get it to work.

    Here's what I got:
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    Sheet 5 in workbook 2 is named "Job list". That stays the same
    even when the new file is generated. If that helps.

    It opens a dialogue box, that let's me select a file, and opens it.
    So far so good.
    But the autofilter part is applied to workbook 1 instead of 2.

    I know that the part with ws doesn't do anything. That is just left
    from one of my alternative attemps.

    I've tried with Windows. and Workbook. Activate, but with the same
    result.
    Last edited by stuntmannen; 09-27-2010 at 01:53 PM. Reason: Solved!

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    Re: VBA Autofilter in another workbook

    Try this. You didn't have any workbook/sheet references so macro ran on whatever was active at the time.
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    Re: VBA Autofilter in another workbook

    Aaah! Works perfectly!

    Thank you so much! Tomorrow I can spend my time at work with actual work instead!

    Thanks again! Love this site!

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