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Posted on 2011-03-06
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Dear Experts:

I would like a macro to search for the word 'column' on the active worksheet and hide the row in which this word has been found. The word 'column' could occur various times in any row.

Help is much appreciated. Thank you very much in advance for your valuable help.

Regards, Andreas
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Question by:AndreasHermle
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by:SiddharthRout
ID: 35046957
Try this

Sub Sample()
    Dim i As Long, LastRow As Long
    Dim aCell As Range, bCell As Range
    Dim ExitLoop As Boolean
    Dim SearchString As String
    
    LastRow = Sheets("Sheet1").Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row
    
    SearchString = "column"
    
    For i = 1 To LastRow
        Set aCell = Sheets("Sheet1").Columns(1).Find(What:=SearchString, LookIn:=xlValues, _
                    LookAt:=xlWhole, SearchOrder:=xlByRows, SearchDirection:=xlNext, _
                    MatchCase:=False, SearchFormat:=False)
        
        If Not aCell Is Nothing Then
            Set bCell = aCell
            Sheets("Sheet1").Rows(aCell.Row).EntireRow.Hidden = True
            Do While ExitLoop = False
                Set aCell = Sheets("Sheet1").Columns(1).FindNext(After:=aCell)
    
                If Not aCell Is Nothing Then
                    If aCell.Address = bCell.Address Then Exit Do
                    Sheets("Sheet1").Rows(aCell.Row).EntireRow.Hidden = True
                Else
                    ExitLoop = True
                End If
            Loop
        End If
    Next i
End Sub

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by:SiddharthRout
SiddharthRout earned 600 total points
ID: 35046962
Sorry. A slight amendment. Please use this. Sample File Attached.

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Sub Sample()
    Dim aCell As Range, bCell As Range
    Dim ExitLoop As Boolean
    Dim SearchString As String
    
    SearchString = "column"
    
    Set aCell = Sheets("Sheet1").Columns(1).Find(What:=SearchString, LookIn:=xlValues, _
                LookAt:=xlWhole, SearchOrder:=xlByRows, SearchDirection:=xlNext, _
                   MatchCase:=False, SearchFormat:=False)
        
    If Not aCell Is Nothing Then
        Set bCell = aCell
        Sheets("Sheet1").Rows(aCell.Row).EntireRow.Hidden = True
        Do While ExitLoop = False
            Set aCell = Sheets("Sheet1").Columns(1).FindNext(After:=aCell)
    
            If Not aCell Is Nothing Then
                If aCell.Address = bCell.Address Then Exit Do
                Sheets("Sheet1").Rows(aCell.Row).EntireRow.Hidden = True
            Else
                ExitLoop = True
            End If
        Loop
    End If
End Sub

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Zack Barresse earned 1400 total points
ID: 35046977
You could simplify this with the Find/FindNext method...

Sub HideColumnValues()
    Dim WS As Worksheet, rCell As Range, sAddress As String
    Const sFindVal As String = "column"
    Set WS = ActiveSheet
    Set rCell = WS.Cells.Find(What:=sFindVal, LookAt:=xlPart)
    sAddress = rCell.Address
    If Not rCell Is Nothing Then
        Do
            rCell.EntireRow.Hidden = True
            Set rCell = WS.Cells.FindNext(rCell)
        Loop While Not rCell Is Nothing And rCell.Address <> sAddress
    End If
End Sub

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by:AndreasHermle
ID: 35058147
Dear Both:

although both codes are working, firefytr's one is more convenient to use, hence he gets the majority of the points. Anyhow, thank you very much for your great and professional help. I really appreciate it.

Regards, Andreas
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