asked on # Delete a Row which has a Emplty Cell in the 1st Column

Hi Experts,

I would like to delete a row if the 1st column cel is emply. As below if you see the Col A has number 4 Missing. So i want to delete the entire row even if the B cell has data.

A B C D E

1 x y z

2 x y z

3 x y z

x y z

5 x y z

6 x y z

Thanks Experts

I would like to delete a row if the 1st column cel is emply. As below if you see the Col A has number 4 Missing. So i want to delete the entire row even if the B cell has data.

A B C D E

1 x y z

2 x y z

3 x y z

x y z

5 x y z

6 x y z

Thanks Experts

Microsoft Excel

You may filter Column A by Blank, then Delete the filtered rows.

Sincerely,

Ed

Sincerely,

Ed

If the empty cell stil contains spaces you might try this..

**Sub DelRow()**

Dim i, amnt As Integer

amnt = ActiveSheet.UsedRange.Rows.Count

For i = 2 To amnt

If Not IsNumeric(Cells(i, 1)) Then Cells(i, 1).EntireRow.Delete

Next i

End Sub

kr Eric

Dim i, amnt As Integer

amnt = ActiveSheet.UsedRange.Rows

For i = 2 To amnt

If Not IsNumeric(Cells(i, 1)) Then Cells(i, 1).EntireRow.Delete

Next i

End Sub

kr Eric

Hi Zwiekhorst,

How do i run this

Sub DelRow()

Dim i, amnt As Integer

amnt = ActiveSheet.UsedRange.Rows.Count

For i = 2 To amnt

If Not IsNumeric(Cells(i, 1)) Then Cells(i, 1).EntireRow.Delete

Next i

End Sub

How do i run this

Sub DelRow()

Dim i, amnt As Integer

amnt = ActiveSheet.UsedRange.Rows

For i = 2 To amnt

If Not IsNumeric(Cells(i, 1)) Then Cells(i, 1).EntireRow.Delete

Next i

End Sub

Eric: You might want to reverse the loop?

For i= amnt to 2 Step -1

gs1uk: A faster method and a shorter code.

Try this

Sid

For i= amnt to 2 Step -1

gs1uk: A faster method and a shorter code.

Try this

```
Sub Sample()
On Error Resume Next
Columns(1).EntireRow.SpecialCells(xlBlanks).EntireRow.Delete
On Error GoTo 0
End Sub
```

Sid

gs1uk: To run the code, copy the code above and paste it in a module.

A slight chnage to my code since you will be pasting it in a . Replace Sheet1 with the relevant sheet name.

Sid

A slight chnage to my code since you will be pasting it in a . Replace Sheet1 with the relevant sheet name.

```
Sub Sample()
On Error Resume Next
Sheets("Sheet1").Columns(1).EntireRow.SpecialCells(xlBlanks).EntireRow.Delete
On Error GoTo 0
End Sub
```

Sid

Hi Can you explain me this please. Sidharth, I never used macros before. Im using excel 2007.

Sure :)

Let's take it step by step.

Can you see the developer TAB in Excel?

Sid

Let's take it step by step.

Can you see the developer TAB in Excel?

Sid

Hi Sid,

I tried to run your module but it just blinks and then nothing happens. If I use Zwiekhorst it runs but as ur said it loops so I need to know how to run ur script

I tried to run your module but it just blinks and then nothing happens. If I use Zwiekhorst it runs but as ur said it loops so I need to know how to run ur script

I renamed the Sheet1 to 1

Sub Sid()

On Error Resume Next

Sheets("1").Columns(1).EntireRow.SpecialCells(xlBlanks).EntireRow.Delete

On Error GoTo 0

End Sub

Sub Sid()

On Error Resume Next

Sheets("1").Columns(1).Ent

On Error GoTo 0

End Sub

May I see your workbook?

Sid

Sid

Well i just deleted the original data and tried your script and it worked . But i have 13000 rows like this and the data is different from the below.

Can I PM you the sample

Product Name Product Discription Product Number Hyperlink Price

A X 11666 http://XXXX 29

A X 3439 http://XXXX 19

A X 9684 http://XXXX 9

A X 16661 http://XXXX 25

Can I PM you the sample

Product Name Product Discription Product Number Hyperlink Price

A X 11666 http://XXXX 29

A X 3439 http://XXXX 19

A X 9684 http://XXXX 9

A X 16661 http://XXXX 25

>>>Can I PM you the sample

It is not allowed in EE. :)

It doesn't matter how many rows are there :) The code will delete all blank rows in Column 1

Sid

It is not allowed in EE. :)

It doesn't matter how many rows are there :) The code will delete all blank rows in Column 1

Sid

Alright there you go Sid.. Dint know the T/C sorry :)

Sid.xlsx

I just tried this and it works for me. Sample File Attached.

Sid

Sid.xls

```
Sub Sample()
On Error Resume Next
Sheets("1").Columns(1).EntireRow.SpecialCells(xlBlanks).EntireRow.Delete
On Error GoTo 0
End Sub
```

Sid

Hi Sid,

Weill your rite it works now on the sample file . But not on my original data. I have no idea why. Im using excel 2010.

When I run Zwiekhorst script half of my data is deleted along with the space. I have around 13,000 rows after I run Zwiekhorst script i get 7000 Rows and rerun 4000

I do have more emplty rows but not so much which will go down till 4000.

Weill your rite it works now on the sample file . But not on my original data. I have no idea why. Im using excel 2010.

When I run Zwiekhorst script half of my data is deleted along with the space. I have around 13,000 rows after I run Zwiekhorst script i get 7000 Rows and rerun 4000

I do have more emplty rows but not so much which will go down till 4000.

Ok. I have modified Eric's code. Please try this.

Sid

```
Sub DelRow()
Dim i As Long, LastRow As Long
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
LastRow = Sheets("1").Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row
For i = LastRow To 2 Step -1
If Len(Trim(Range("A" & i).Value)) = 0 Then
Sheets("1").Rows(i).EntireRow.Delete
End If
Next i
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub
```

Sid

Guys,

I see the problem, when there are 2 blanks in two following rows one is missed by the code

Sub DelRow()

Dim i As Long, LastRow As Long

Application.ScreenUpdating = False

LastRow = Sheets("1").Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row

For i = LastRow To 2 Step -1

If Len(Trim(Range("A" & i).Value)) = 0 Then

Sheets("1").Rows(i).EntireRow.Delete

i=i+1 'add one to look at the row again to see if following was empty also..

End If

Next i

Application.ScreenUpdating = True

End Sub

Kr

Eric

I see the problem, when there are 2 blanks in two following rows one is missed by the code

Sub DelRow()

Dim i As Long, LastRow As Long

Application.ScreenUpdating

LastRow = Sheets("1").Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row

For i = LastRow To 2 Step -1

If Len(Trim(Range("A" & i).Value)) = 0 Then

Sheets("1").Rows(i).Entire

i=i+1 'add one to look at the row again to see if following was empty also..

End If

Next i

Application.ScreenUpdating

End Sub

Kr

Eric

Eric, No you don't need that extra line. The code that I gave in ID: 35068903 will do :)

Sid

Sid

Hi Sid,

Yes, you're right when comming from beneeth the row shifting up is already checked...

Kr

Eric

Yes, you're right when comming from beneeth the row shifting up is already checked...

Kr

Eric

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My code will also work when your "last row" is the target to be deleted. Which means, if your last row has missing value in first column then too my code will work.

Thanks Everyone who worked for this SiddharthRout and Zwiekhorst. Apparently I used sstampf's script and it gave me the result in 20secs what I wanted.

But I would like to thanks Sid for your hardwork.

But I would like to thanks Sid for your hardwork.

Glad to be of help :)

Sid

Sid

dim i , amnt as integer

amnt = ActiveSheet.UsedRange.Rows

for i=2 to amnt

if Cells(i,1) ="" then cells(i,1).entirerow.delet

next i

end sub

kr Eric