This article was previously published under Q204061
In Microsoft Excel for Mac, you can programmatically hide an AutoFilter drop-down list for a specific field in a list by using a new argument for the AutoFilter method in Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications.
This article includes a sample Visual Basic macro that hides drop-downlists in a list to which you applied an AutoFilter.
NOTE: The only way to hide individual drop-down lists in a list to which you applied an AutoFilter is to use the AutoFilter method in a macro; you cannot hide the drop-down list manually.
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Syntax for the AutoFilter Method
Use the following syntax for the AutoFilter method:
where expression is an expression that returns a Range object.Expression is required for the AutoFilter method. The following table lists the optional arguments for the AutoFilter method and the descriptions for the arguments.
Argument Description ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Field The integer offset of the field on which you want to filter the list (the first field in your list has a value of 1) Criteria1 The criteria for filtering the specified field Operator Used to construct compound criteria Criteria2 Used in conjunction with Criteria1 and Operator to build compound criteria Visibledropdown True or False; false hides the drop-down list for the specified field
Save and close any open workbooks, and then create a new workbook.
In the new workbook, type the following data in Sheet1:
A1: Name B1: Area C1: Amount A2: Bob B2: East C2: 1 A3: Sue B3: West C3: 2 A4: Bill B4: East C4: 3 A5: Mary B5: South C5: 4
Start the Visual Basic Editor (press OPTION+F11).
On the Insert menu, click Module.
In the module, type the following code:
Sub Hide_Dropdown() 'Apply an AutoFilter to the list and hide the drop-down list 'for the second field. Range("A1").AutoFilter field:=2, Criteria1:="East", _ Visibledropdown:=FalseEnd Sub
Run the Hide_Dropdown macro.
Switch to Microsoft Excel (press OPTION+F11).
The list in Sheet1 is filtered, and the visible cells are as follows:
A1: Name B1: Area C1: Amount A2: Bob B2: East C2: 1 A4: Bill B4: East C4: 3
There is no drop-down list for the Area field.
NOTE: Because the AutoFilter method is a write-only method, you cannot programmatically determine which fields in the list have drop-down lists that are hidden or unhidden.
For more information about AutoFilter method, from the Visual Basic Editor, click theOffice Assistant, type autofilter, click Search, and then click to view "autofilter method."
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