This article contains a sample Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications
macro (Sub procedure) that selects the current data area without the top
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The following macro selects the visible cells of the current data area
without selecting the top row:
' Selects the current data area.
' Selects the current data area without the top row.
Selection.Offset(1, 0).Resize(Selection.Rows.Count - 1).Select
' Selects the visible cells of the selection.
' This is useful if data is filtered or contains hidden rows.
To use the macro, follow these steps:
- Type the macro code in a new module or module sheet.
- Enter the following data in a new worksheet:
A1: Name B1: Amount
A2: Bob B2: 1
A3: Sue B3: 2
A4: Mary B4: 1
A5: Jane B5: 3
- Select cell A1.
- On the Data menu, point to Filter, and then click AutoFilter.
- Click the drop-down arrow in the Amount field, and click 1 in the
Your sample list will now be filtered, with just the records for Bob and
- Run the Resize macro.
The resulting selection will be the visible cells of the current data
area without the top header row.
Article ID: 148462 - Last Review: June 23, 2005 - Revision: 2.0
- Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Excel 98 for Macintosh
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