Clear column

Hello Experts,

Can someone please let me know if there are quick ways clear the contents within a column.

Basically, I'm constantly deleting/clearing the contents in a column and inserting new data from a new sheet.

So for example, in the attached spreadsheet I would clear all the symbols in column A sheet 1 and then go to sheet 2 copy the stock symbols in one of the columns and paste it into column A in sheet 1. I continue doing this until I've gone through all the symbols in sheet 2.

As you can imagine this can become quite a laborious task.

If you can help that would be greatly appreciate.

Thanks in advance.

Cheers

Carlton
delete-column.xlsx
cpatte7372Asked:
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Rory ArchibaldCommented:
Sure:
Sub ClearColA()
   With Sheets("Sheet1")
      .Range("A2", .cells(.rows.count, "A").end(xlup)).ClearContents
   End With
End sub

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Rory ArchibaldCommented:
Select A2, press Ctrl+Shift+down arrow, then delete?
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cpatte7372Author Commented:
Rory,

Thanks responding. I know my request makes me sound a little lazy but I was wondering if may be a macro could fulfill my request?
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cpatte7372Author Commented:
Rory,

Thanks again mate for responding.

I'm very new to excel programming. Can you please tell me how to add your code to excel?

Cheers

Carlton
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cpatte7372Author Commented:
Rory,

I just need to know how to insert the formula/commands you specified.

Cheers
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Rory ArchibaldCommented:
1. Press Alt+f11 to open the Visual Basic Editor.
2. Locate your workbook in the Project Explorer window (top left usually), right-click it and choose Insert-Module.
3. Paste the code above into the blank code window that appears.
4. Save your file as a macro-enabled workbook (xlsm extension rather than xlsx)

You can then run the macro by pressing Alt+f8 to bring up the macros dialog box. In that dialog, you can also select the macro name from the list, click the Options... button and assign a shortcut key combination (such as Ctrl+Q) so that you can run it more easily.
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cpatte7372Author Commented:
Rory,

That worked a treat.

Cheers mate.
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TracyVBA DeveloperCommented:
This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See my comment at the end of the question for more details.
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