VBA code to copy unique values to separate worksheets

VBA code to copy unique values to separate worksheets

August 14, 2019

Ron de Bruin has posted VBA code here, which you can use to create a new worksheet in Excel for each unique value in the first column of the first worksheet.  The data from this first column will be compiled on the subsequent worksheets, including the adjacent columns used on the first worksheet, with one worksheet for each unique value in that column.  If a worksheet already exists with the same name, the values will be added on that worksheet. 


So in this example the entries on Sheet1 are copied to the existing worksheet, 'Apple'.



.  .  . and new worksheets are created for the other values, 'Grape'; 'Orange'; 'Banana'; and 'Grapefruit'. 




The VBA code can be edited to copy a longer range off the first worksheet.   See the line reading: Set My_Range = Range("A1:D" & LastRow(ActiveSheet))





Sub Copy_To_Worksheets_2()
'Note: This macro use the function LastRow and SheetExists
    Dim My_Range As Range
    Dim FieldNum As Long
    Dim CalcMode As Long
    Dim ViewMode As Long
    Dim ws2 As Worksheet
    Dim Lrow As Long
    Dim cell As Range
    Dim CCount As Long
    Dim WSNew As Worksheet
    Dim ErrNum As Long
    Dim DestRange As Range
    Dim Lr As Long

    'Set filter range on ActiveSheet: A1 is the top left cell of your filter range
    'and the header of the first column, D is the last column in the filter range.
    'You can also add the sheet name to the code like this :
    'Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("A1:D" & LastRow(Worksheets("Sheet1")))
    'No need that the sheet is active then when you run the macro when you use this.
    Set My_Range = Range("A1:D" & LastRow(ActiveSheet))

    If ActiveWorkbook.ProtectStructure = True Or _
       My_Range.Parent.ProtectContents = True Then
        MsgBox "Sorry, not working when the workbook or worksheet is protected", _
               vbOKOnly, "Copy to new worksheet"
        Exit Sub
    End If

    'This example filters on the first column in the range(change the field if needed)
    'In this case the range starts in A so Field:=1 is column A, 2 = column B, ......
    FieldNum = 1

    'Turn off AutoFilter
    My_Range.Parent.AutoFilterMode = False

    'Change ScreenUpdating, Calculation, EnableEvents, ....
    With Application
        CalcMode = .Calculation
        .Calculation = xlCalculationManual
        .ScreenUpdating = False
        .EnableEvents = False
    End With
    ViewMode = ActiveWindow.View
    ActiveWindow.View = xlNormalView
    ActiveSheet.DisplayPageBreaks = False

    'Add a worksheet to copy the a unique list and add the CriteriaRange
    Set ws2 = Worksheets.Add

    With ws2
        'first we copy the Unique data from the filter field to ws2
        My_Range.Columns(FieldNum).AdvancedFilter _
                Action:=xlFilterCopy, _
                CopyToRange:=.Range("A1"), Unique:=True

        'loop through the unique list in ws2 and filter/copy to a new sheet
        Lrow = .Cells(Rows.Count, "A").End(xlUp).Row
        For Each cell In .Range("A2:A" & Lrow)

            'Filter the range
            My_Range.AutoFilter Field:=FieldNum, Criteria1:="=" & _
             Replace(Replace(Replace(cell.Value, "~", "~~"), "*", "~*"), "?", "~?")

            'Check if there are no more then 8192 areas(limit of areas)
            CCount = 0
            On Error Resume Next
            CCount = My_Range.Columns(1).SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible) _
            On Error GoTo 0
            If CCount = 0 Then
                MsgBox "There are more than 8192 areas for the value: " & cell.Value _
                     & vbNewLine & "It is not possible to copy the visible data." _
                     & vbNewLine & "Tip: Sort your data before you use this macro.", _
                       vbOKOnly, "Split in worksheets"
                'Add a new worksheet or set a reference to a existing sheet
                If SheetExists(cell.Text) = False Then
                    Set WSNew = Worksheets.Add(After:=Sheets(Sheets.Count))
                    On Error Resume Next
                    WSNew.Name = cell.Value
                    If Err.Number > 0 Then
                        ErrNum = ErrNum + 1
                        WSNew.Name = "Error_" & Format(ErrNum, "0000")
                    End If
                    On Error GoTo 0
                    Set DestRange = WSNew.Range("A1")
                    Set WSNew = Sheets(cell.Text)
                    Lr = LastRow(WSNew)
                    Set DestRange = WSNew.Range("A" & Lr + 1)
                End If

                'Copy the visible data to the worksheet
                With DestRange
                    ' Paste:=8 will copy the columnwidth in Excel 2000 and higher
                    ' Remove this line if you use Excel 97
                    .PasteSpecial Paste:=8
                    .PasteSpecial xlPasteValues
                    .PasteSpecial xlPasteFormats
                    Application.CutCopyMode = False
                End With
            End If

            ' Delete the header row if you copy to a existing worksheet
            If Lr > 1 Then WSNew.Range("A" & Lr + 1).EntireRow.Delete

            'Show all data in the range
            My_Range.AutoFilter Field:=FieldNum

        Next cell

        'Delete the ws2 sheet
        On Error Resume Next
        Application.DisplayAlerts = False
        Application.DisplayAlerts = True
        On Error GoTo 0

    End With

    'Turn off AutoFilter
    My_Range.Parent.AutoFilterMode = False

    If ErrNum > 0 Then
        MsgBox "Rename every WorkSheet name that start with ""Error_"" manually" _
             & vbNewLine & "There are characters in the name that are not allowed" _
             & vbNewLine & "in a sheet name or the worksheet already exist."
    End If

    'Restore ScreenUpdating, Calculation, EnableEvents, ....
    ActiveWindow.View = ViewMode
    With Application
        .ScreenUpdating = True
        .EnableEvents = True
        .Calculation = CalcMode
    End With

End Sub

Function LastRow(sh As Worksheet)
    On Error Resume Next
    LastRow = sh.Cells.Find(What:="*", _
                            After:=sh.Range("A1"), _
                            Lookat:=xlPart, _
                            LookIn:=xlValues, _
                            SearchOrder:=xlByRows, _
                            SearchDirection:=xlPrevious, _
    On Error GoTo 0
End Function

Function SheetExists(SName As String, _
                     Optional ByVal WB As Workbook) As Boolean
'Chip Pearson
    On Error Resume Next
    If WB Is Nothing Then Set WB = ThisWorkbook
    SheetExists = CBool(Len(WB.Sheets(SName).Name))
End Function






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