Filter Data With An Excel Table Read Into A VBA Array

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What This VBA Code Does

Many times it is much easier to tweak VBA code through a spreadsheet versus changing the code itself in the VBE (Visual Basic Editor).  My favorite way to do this is by creating lists via Excel Tables.  The code below uses this concept and filters data based on what values are stored in the Filter On table (shown to the right).  This is a methodology I use very often, especially while creating a workbook for users whom do not understand how to modify VBA macros well.  This keeps the users away from my code (and possibly breaking it!) while letting them make changes to the functionality.  

Filter Data With An Excel Table Read Into A VBA Array

Sub Filter_Report()
'PURPOSE: Use a Table range to determine how data should be filtered

Dim Data_sht As Worksheet
Dim Settings_sht As Worksheet
Dim Table As ListObject
Dim myTable As ListObject
Dim myArray As Variant
Dim TempArray As Variant
Dim myAddress As String
Dim FilterColumn As Long

'Set paths for Sheets and Table variables
  Set Data_sht = ThisWorkbook.Worksheets(Sheet1.Name)
  Set Settings_sht = ThisWorkbook.Worksheets(Sheet2.Name)
  Set myTable = Settings_sht.ListObjects("Table1")

'Create Array List from Table
    TempArray = myTable.DataBodyRange
      'Convert from vertical to horizontal array list
        myArray = Application.Transpose(TempArray)

'Find Address of Data Needing Filtered
  myAddress = Data_sht.UsedRange.Address

'Which Column in Data Set to filter?
  FilterColumn = 1
'Filter Data
  Data_sht.Range(myAddress).AutoFilter Field:=FilterColumn, _
    Criteria1:=myArray, Operator:=xlFilterValues
'Scroll to Top of Data Worksheet
  ActiveWindow.ScrollRow = 1
End Sub

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