Protection.AllowSorting property (Excel)

Returns True if the sorting option is allowed on a protected worksheet. Read-only Boolean.



expression A variable that represents a Protection object.


Sorting can only be performed on unlocked or unprotected cells in a protected worksheet.

The AllowSorting property can be set by using the Protect method arguments.


This example allows the user to sort unlocked or unprotected cells on the protected worksheet and notifies the user.

Sub ProtectionOptions() 
 ' Unlock cells A1 through B5. 
 Range("A1:B5").Locked = False 
 ' Allow sorting to be performed on the protected worksheet. 
 If ActiveSheet.Protection.AllowSorting = False Then 
 ActiveSheet.Protect AllowSorting:=True 
 End If 
 MsgBox "For cells A1 through B5, sorting can be performed on the protected worksheet." 
End Sub

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