# How to copy Excel tables programmatically

The image above demonstrates a macro linked to a button. Press with left mouse button on the button and the macro runs. It copies the Excel table in cell range A1:D7 to cell range A13:D19.

### What's on this page

- How to copy an Excel Table programmatically
- How to copy the contents of a filtered Excel Table programmatically
- How to copy multiple filtered Excel tables to a new worksheet
- How to apply a filter to all Excel tables in a workbook
- How to apply filters to all Excel tables and copy the result to a new sheet
- Clear all filters from all tables in the active workbook programmatically
- Where to put code?
- Get Excel *.xlsx file

## 1. How to copy an Excel Table programmatically?

The animated image above shows what happens when you press with left mouse button on the button. The VBA code below copies Table1 (Excel Table) to cell range A13 and adjacent cells.

Sub CopyTable() Range("Table1[#All]").Copy Destination:=Worksheets("2010").Range("A13") End Sub

## 2. How to copy the contents of a filtered Excel Table programmatically

The macro above works great if there are no filters applied to the table. If there were filters applied, all data would have been copied anyway.

So how do we solve that problem? This macro checks if each row in Table1Â is visible. If it is, it is copied to a new sheet.

'Name macro Sub CopyFilteredTable() 'Dimension variables and declare datatypes Dim rng As Range Dim WS As Worksheet 'Go through rows in Table2 For Each Row In Range("Table2[#All]").Rows 'Check if row is visible If Row.EntireRow.Hidden = False Then 'The SET statement allows you to save an object reference to a variable, the image above demonstrates a macro that assigns a range reference to a range object. If rng Is Nothing Then Set rng = Row 'Returns the union of two or more ranges. Set rng = Union(Row, rng) End If 'Continue with next row Next Row 'Create a new worksheet Set WS = Sheets.Add 'Copy rng to cell A1 in worksheet WS rng.Copy Destination:=WS.Range("A1") End Sub

Documentation: Range | Rows | If | Row | EntireRow | Hidden | Nothing | Set | Union | Sheets.add | copy | For Next | For Each NextÂ |

## 3. How to copy the contents of multiple filtered Excel tables to a new worksheet

The following macro iterates through each sheet in the current workbook and looks for Excel tables. It copies all visible values from every excel table to a new sheet.

This is handy if you have many excel tables in a workbook and you want to merge all filtered values from all tables to a new sheet.

'Name macro Sub CopyFilteredTables() 'Dimension variables and declare datatypes Dim WS As Worksheet Dim WSN As Worksheet Dim tbl As ListObject Dim rng As Range 'The SET statement allows you to save an object reference to a variable, the image above demonstrates a macro that assigns a range reference to a range object. Set WSN = Sheets.Add 'Go through each worksheet in active workbook For Each WS In Worksheets 'Go through Excel Tables in active worksheet For Each tbl In WS.ListObjects 'Clear rng object Set rng = Nothing 'Go through rows in Excel Table For Each Row In tbl.DataBodyRange.Rows 'Check if row is hidden If Row.EntireRow.Hidden = False Then 'Make sure rng object i nothing and then save row to rng If rng Is Nothing Then Set rng = Row 'Returns the union of two or more ranges. Set rng = Union(Row, rng) End If 'Continue with next row in Excel Table Next Row 'Save number of first non empty row to variable Lrow Lrow = WSN.Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row 'Check that number is larger than 1 and if so add 1 to variable Lrow If Lrow > 1 Then Lrow = Lrow + 1 'Copy row rng.Copy Destination:=WSN.Range("A" & Lrow) 'Continue with next Excel Table Next tbl 'Continue with next worksheet Next WS End Sub

Documentation: Union | Nothing | If | copy | Row | EntireRowÂ | Hidden | Set | ListObjects |

## 4. How to apply a filter to all Excel Tables in a workbook

The image above demonstrates a macro that applies the same filter to all Excel Tables in the workbook. This is useful if they all share the same Table header names and you want to save time not having to manually manipulate each Excel Table.

Cell range A1:D1 contains header names and cells below contain filter conditions.

**Instructions**

- TypeÂ the corresponding header, make sure you spell it right.
- Type the critera below each header
- Select the criteria with your mouse
- Run macroÂ ApplyFilterToTable

'Name macro Sub ApplyFilterToTable() 'Dimension variables and declare datatypes Dim filters As Range Dim flV() As Variant 'The SET statement allows you to save an object reference to a variable, the image above demonstrates a macro that assigns a range reference to a range object. Set fltrs = Selection 'Redimension variable ReDim flV(0 To Selection.Rows.CountLarge - 2) 'Cycle through all sheets in active workbook For Each WS In Worksheets 'Cycle through all excel tables in sheet For Each tbl In WS.ListObjects 'Compare table headers to selection For ct = 1 To tbl.DataBodyRange.Columns.Count For cf = 1 To fltrs.Columns.Count 'Build array with filter values j = 0 For i = LBound(flV) To UBound(flV) If fltrs.Cells(i + 2, cf) <> "" Then flV(i) = CStr(fltrs.Cells(i + 2, cf)) Else flV(i) = "" j = j + 1 End If Next i 'Check if headers match If tbl.Range.Cells(1, ct) = fltrs.Cells(1, cf) Then 'Clear filter tbl.Range.AutoFilter Field:=ct 'Apply new filter If UBound(flV) <> j - 1 Then tbl.Range.AutoFilter Field:=ct, Criteria1:=flV, Operator:=xlFilterValues End If End If Next cf Next ct Next tbl Next WS End Sub

It cycles through all excel tables in a workbook and applies the filter you have selected on a sheet.

## 5. How to apply filters to all Excel tables and copy the result to a new sheet

So if you combine macro CopyFilteredTables andÂ ApplyFilterToTableÂ you can quickly apply multiple filters to all excel tables and then copy the filtered values from all excel tables to a new sheet. That saves you a lot of time.

**Instructions**

- Select the criteria. You also need to specify the corresponding header, make sure you spell it right.
- Run macroÂ ApplyFilterToTable
- A new sheet is created and populated with values from all filtered

Sub ApplyCopy() 'Start macro named ApplyFilterToTable ApplyFilterToTable 'Start macro named CopyFilteredTables CopyFilteredTables End Sub

## 6. How to clear all filters from all Excel Tables in the active workbook

The image above shows an Excel Table with a filter applied, you can tell the Excel Table is filtered by the button next to the Table header name. The image below shows the same Excel Table

The macro below removes all filters in all Excel Tables in the active workbook.

'Name macro Sub ClearFiltersAllTables() 'Go through all worksheets For Each WS In Worksheets 'Got through all Excel Tables in Worksheet For Each tbl In WS.ListObjects 'Go through all columns For ct = 1 To tbl.DataBodyRange.Columns.Count 'Remove filter tbl.Range.AutoFilter Field:=ct 'Continue with next column Next ct 'Continue with next Excel Table Next tbl Next WS End Sub

Documentation: AutoFilter | DataBodyRange | ListObjects | Worksheets

## 7. Where to put code?

- Press Alt + F11 to open the Visual Basic Editor (VBE).
- Press with left mouse button on "Insert" on the menu.
- Press with left mouse button on Module to insert a new module to your workbook.
- Copy VBA code.
- Paste VBA code to the window, see image above.
- Exit VBE and return to Excel.

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suppose you dont want the header to be copied

shelly

Oscar did you just copy and paste the same code?

I am trying to copy a filtered table but I don't want to paste the header information.

Hi, for copying filtered tables there seems to be a much easier solution:

as can be found here:

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/16039774/excel-vba-copying-and-pasting-visible-table-rows-only

hello, this was very useful, but how do I exclude tables ( I think I might be getting an error because I have named tables of different sizes- these ones I do not want to include in my filtered data )

thank you much