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# Unmerge cell and split into rows

Posted on 2010-08-20
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Hi dear Experts,

I've been searching for a while but could not lay my finger on a ready answer.
In attached sheet data is organized per row, some cells icontain merged data.
In order to work with that data those values should be unmerged and spllit into rows.
The relevant column is B. It has a pendant in column G. Merged data in other cells can be unmerged too if that would simplify things a bit.
I hope the example makes things clear, and also that this is possible.
Thanks.
tobeunmerged.xls
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Question by:Watnog
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Assuming that you have headings in Row 1 for all the columns you car about, this seems to be working.  It "unmerges" all of the cells.  (The cells are not truly merged in the Excel sense, of course...)
``````Sub RedoList()

Dim LastR As Long, LastC As Long
Dim arr As Variant
Dim r As Long, c As Long
Dim CellContents As Variant
Dim MaxRows As Long
Dim DestR As Long

With ActiveSheet
LastR = .Cells(.Rows.Count, 1).End(xlUp).Row
LastC = .Cells(1, .Columns.Count).End(xlToLeft).Column
arr = .Range(.Cells(1, 1), .Cells(LastR, LastC)).Value
End With

DestR = 1

For r = 1 To UBound(arr, 1)
MaxRows = 0
For c = 1 To UBound(arr, 2)
If arr(r, c) <> "" Then
CellContents = Split(arr(r, c), Chr(10))
Cells(DestR, c).Resize(UBound(CellContents) + 1, 1) = Application.Transpose(CellContents)
If (UBound(CellContents) + 1) > MaxRows Then MaxRows = (UBound(CellContents) + 1)
End If
Next
DestR = DestR + MaxRows
Next

MsgBox "Done"

End Sub
``````
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Author Closing Comment

ID: 33483787
Thank you very much, this makes my day.
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Expert Comment

ID: 33483789
This code goes against the Sheet, it is not meant for a module since it works on current sheet only.
``````Sub unmergeme()
Dim lastRow As Long, extent As Long, r As Range
Dim s As String, parts() As String, i As Integer
lastRow = 0
Set r = Cells.Find(Chr(10), UsedRange.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeLastCell), , xlPart)
While Not r Is Nothing
If r.Row <> lastRow Then extent = 1: lastRow = r.Row
parts = Split(r.Value, Chr(10))
If UBound(parts) + 1 > extent Then
r.Offset(extent).Resize(UBound(parts) + 1 - extent).EntireRow.Insert
extent = UBound(parts) + 1
End If
For i = 0 To UBound(parts)
r.Offset(i).Value = parts(i)
Next
Set r = Cells.Find(Chr(10), r, , xlPart)
Wend
End Sub
``````
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Author Comment

ID: 33483863
I pasted the code into into a new module of my personal.xls and it works fine.
It should only work on current sheet in fact.
Excuse me my ignorance, but what makes code suitable for a module (or not)?
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