Solved

deleting rows from excel

Posted on 2006-07-19
11
191 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-03
Hi,
I have a large excel sheet, with some blank rows in different locations, i want to delete all of these, is this possible?

thanks
0
Comment
Question by:markmchugh
11 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:BradB3030
ID: 17141674
Yes, you can use the Excel.Application object, you can loop through each row, check to see if there's information in specific cells...if not, you can delete it.

Example at home if you need it...
0
 

Author Comment

by:markmchugh
ID: 17141685
please, can you post an example?
0
 

Author Comment

by:markmchugh
ID: 17143264
got a solution.................. no need for anybody to post
0
Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

 

Author Comment

by:markmchugh
ID: 17143294
sorry, the solution does not work.... i've increased the points available
0
 

Author Comment

by:markmchugh
ID: 17143479
ok, here is the solution i used, i used the following excel macro

Sub DeleteBlankRows1()
'Deletes the entire row within the selection if the ENTIRE row contains no data.

'We use Long in case they have over 32,767 rows selected.
Dim i As Long

      'We turn off calculation and screenupdating to speed up the macro.
      With Application
            .Calculation = xlCalculationManual
            .ScreenUpdating = False
     
      'We work backwards because we are deleting rows.
      For i = Selection.Rows.Count To 1 Step -1
            If WorksheetFunction.CountA(Selection.Rows(i)) = 0 Then
                  Selection.Rows(i).EntireRow.Delete
            End If
      Next i

            .Calculation = xlCalculationAutomatic
            .ScreenUpdating = True
       End With
End Sub


to tun it

Open Excel.
Push Alt+F11 to open the VBE (Visual Basic Editor).
Go to Insert>Module.
Copy the code and paste it in the new module.
Push Alt+Q to return to Excels normal view.
Push Alt+F8 and then select the macro name and click Run. Or select Options and assign a shortcut key.


i got this from http://www.ozgrid.com/VBA/VBACode.htm

no need to comment further

thanks
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:Youkko
ID: 17184301
So, if the solution is already found, what about closing this topic?
0
 

Author Comment

by:markmchugh
ID: 17195892
how do i close?
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:Youkko
ID: 17195919
I believe if you accept your own answer would do...
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:Youkko
ID: 17195923
If not, ask a moderator..
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
CetusMOD earned 0 total points
ID: 17371152
PAQed with points refunded (500)

CetusMOD
Community Support Moderator
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The debugging module of the VB 6 IDE can be accessed by way of the Debug menu item. That menu item can normally be found in the IDE's main menu line as shown in this picture.   There is also a companion Debug Toolbar that looks like the followin…
Have you ever wanted to restrict the users input in a textbox to numbers, and while doing that make sure that they can't 'cheat' by pasting in non-numeric text? Of course you can do that with code you write yourself but it's tedious and error-prone …
As developers, we are not limited to the functions provided by the VBA language. In addition, we can call the functions that are part of the Windows operating system. These functions are part of the Windows API (Application Programming Interface). U…
This lesson covers basic error handling code in Microsoft Excel using VBA. This is the first lesson in a 3-part series that uses code to loop through an Excel spreadsheet in VBA and then fix errors, taking advantage of error handling code. This l…

789 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question