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deleting rows from excel

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Hi,
I have a large excel sheet, with some blank rows in different locations, i want to delete all of these, is this possible?

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by:BradB3030
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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...
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by:markmchugh
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please, can you post an example?
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by:markmchugh
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got a solution.................. no need for anybody to post
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by:markmchugh
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sorry, the solution does not work.... i've increased the points available
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by:markmchugh
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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
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by:Youkko
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So, if the solution is already found, what about closing this topic?
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by:markmchugh
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how do i close?
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I believe if you accept your own answer would do...
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If not, ask a moderator..
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