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Posted on 2011-02-25
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I would like to know the VBA to rearrange a spreadsheet.

This is how the spreadsheet is laid out
Part_ID      1/1/2011  1/15/2011  2/1/2011      3/15/2011  4/1/2011
ABC                           2                30                       2                  2
X12HH               1             2                  2                       9                  6
BNH212        2                              79                     80      

I want to change to this
Part_ID      Want_Date      QTY
ABC      1/1/2011              0
ABC      1/15/2011      2
ABC      2/1/2011             30
ABC      3/15/2011      2
ABC      4/1/2011        2
X12HH      1/1/2011              1
X12HH      1/15/2011      2
X12HH      2/1/2011        2
X12HH      3/15/2011      9
X12HH      4/1/2011              6
BNH212   1/1/2011      2
BNH212        1/15/2011      0
BNH212       2/1/2011     79
BNH212       3/15/2011    80
BNH212       4/1/2011        0

Attached spreadsheet shows how I want the data to look.

Data-Example.xls
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Question by:tprocket
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by:Patrick Matthews
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Assuming that your source data is on its own worksheet, with headings in Row 1:



Sub Normalize()
    
    Dim r As Long, c As Long, LastR As Long, LastC As Long, arr As Variant, DestR As Long
    
    With ActiveSheet
        LastR = .Cells(.Rows.Count, 1).End(xlUp).Row
        LastC = .Cells(1, .Columns.Count).End(xlToLeft).Column
        arr = .Range(.[a1], .Cells(LastR, LastC)).Value
    End With
    
    Worksheets.Add
    
    [a1:c1] = Array("Part_ID", "Want_Date", "Qty")
    DestR = 1
    
    For r = 2 To LastR
        For c = 2 To LastC
            DestR = DestR + 1
            Range(Cells(DestR, 1), Cells(DestR, 3)) = Array(arr(r, 1), arr(1, c), arr(r, c))
        Next
    Next
    
    Columns.AutoFit
    
    MsgBox "Done"
    
End Sub

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by:rspahitz
ID: 34984478
LOL...I've even used formulas to do this, but it gets a bit complicated...using things like INDIRECT() combined with ROW() and COLUMN().
If you'd like to see that, let me know.
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by:tprocket
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Thanks that works out great!

I have a couple of more questions

1. What if I want to add more columns?
I modified this section to include a new column    

It was
    [a1:c1] = Array("Part_ID", "Want_Date", "Qty")

I changed it to
[a1:d1] = Array("Part_ID", "Desc", "Want_Date", "Qty")

but it did not add it to columns correctly, can you let me know what else I need to change

2. Also can I create a worksheet called Normalized and replace the data with the new data

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Patrick Matthews earned 2000 total points
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Assuming that "Desc" comes in the second column of the source data, and the "dates" are now in the 3rd through Nth columns...



Sub Normalize()
    
    Dim r As Long, c As Long, LastR As Long, LastC As Long, arr As Variant, DestR As Long
    
    With ActiveSheet
        LastR = .Cells(.Rows.Count, 1).End(xlUp).Row
        LastC = .Cells(1, .Columns.Count).End(xlToLeft).Column
        arr = .Range(.[a1], .Cells(LastR, LastC)).Value
    End With
    
    Worksheets.Add
    
    [a1:d1] = Array("Part_ID", "Desc", "Want_Date", "Qty")
    DestR = 1
    
    For r = 2 To LastR
        For c = 3 To LastC
            DestR = DestR + 1
            Range(Cells(DestR, 1), Cells(DestR, 4)) = Array(arr(r, 1), arr(r, 2), arr(1, c), arr(r, c))
        Next
    Next
    
    Columns.AutoFit
    
    MsgBox "Done"
    
End Sub

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