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Problem with unprotecting a spreadsheet

Problem with unprotecting a spreadsheet

(OP)
Hi All

Im having an issue with using vba to unprotect data in a spreadsheet

Ive got a master spreadsheet which is protected with a password to stop users fiddling with the data. The spreadsheet contains filters which users can utilise to customise the spreadsheet to fit their own requirements. The filtered data will be exported to another spreadsheet. I am wanting the new spreadsheet to be unprotected.

I have tried the following code to unprotect the newly created spreadsheet but although I can see that the code is running, the sheets are still protected. What am I doing wrong

CODE

Windows("DSEStatusReport.xls").Activate
Set wbNew = ActiveWorkbook
    
    On Error Resume Next
    For Each wSheet In Worksheets
        wSheet.Unprotect Password:="HealthyWorking"
        MsgBox "unprotecting"
    Next wSheet
    If Err <> 0 Then
        MsgBox "You have entered an incorect password. All worksheets could not " & _
        "be unprotected.", vbCritical, "Incorect Password"
    End If
    On Error GoTo 0 

RE: Problem with unprotecting a spreadsheet

Is the new workbook named "DSEStatusReport.xls"?

combo

RE: Problem with unprotecting a spreadsheet

(OP)
Yes it is

RE: Problem with unprotecting a spreadsheet

Try to unprotect single sheet and explicitly refer to it:
Workbooks("DSEStatusReport.xls").Worksheets("sheet name here").Unprotect Password:="HealthyWorking"
Do you use only basic ASCII characters in your password?

combo

RE: Problem with unprotecting a spreadsheet

(OP)
Thanks Combo

That works like a dream

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