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# Delete Row if Sum equals 0 (VB Code)

Posted on 2011-05-06
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I am looking for a code that sums 5 cells that are in a single row.  If those 5 cells together equal 0, then delte the row and then loop to the next row.  Continue looping til end of spreadsheet.

VB Code:
1.  Sum AH2+AQ2+AZ2+BI2+BR2.  If the sum is 0, then delete row.  Loop through entire sheet until no more rows.
2.  Then End Sub
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Question by:kateebebe

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Expert Comment

Is that for Excel? What are the columns for cells?
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Accepted Solution

If for the specific columns you mentioned then use the following:

``````Sub deleteMyRows()
Dim lastRow As Long
Dim n
lastRow = Cells.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeLastCell).Row
For n = lastRow To 1 Step -1
If Application.WorksheetFunction.Sum(Cells(n, 34), Cells(n, 43), Cells(n, 52), Cells(n, 61), Cells(n, 70)) = 0 Then Cells(n, 1).EntireRow.Delete
Next
End Sub
``````
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Expert Comment

Add the formula in a column to the right of the data:

=AH2+AQ2+AZ2+BI2+BR2

Thena pply a filter to the data and select the dropdown for the new column and select the zero value in the list of values.

Highlight and delete the rows.

Alternatively use the filter custom option to show only those that don't equal zero.

Cheers
Rob H
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Expert Comment

If you are likely to have text entries or error values in those columns then simply throw in an "on error resume next" line.
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Expert Comment

Should ahve added that the formula then needs copying/dragging down to other rows.

If the new formula is in a column next to the last column of complete data, ie no rows with gaps, double click the bottom right corner of the cell and it will fill down for all data.

Cheers
Rob H
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Author Closing Comment

Exactly what I wanted it to do.  Thank you for such a quick response!
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Expert Comment

Just as a final note, I wanted to see how far I could take your question. The code below, pasted into a module will all you to:
select which columns you want to sum by the column letter
allow any number of columns to be selected
e.g. when prompted you could enter, from your original question:
AH,AQ,AZ,BI,BR
and it would then loop through, as before and delete those which sum to zero.
Equally you could run it for just
AH,AQ,AZ
Or any other length list.
Enjoy.

``````Option Explicit
Private myString As String
Private mySplit As Variant

Sub deleteIfMySelectionisZero()

Dim lastRow As Long
Dim n As Long, a As Long, intIndex As Long
Dim mySum As Long
Dim msg As Variant

On Error GoTo errorCatcher

Application.ScreenUpdating = False
getInput

intIndex = UBound(mySplit) + 1
lastRow = Cells.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeLastCell).Row

For n = lastRow To 1 Step -1
mySum = 0
For a = 1 To intIndex
mySum = mySum + Range(mySplit(a - 1) & n).Value
Next
If mySum = 0 Then Cells(n, 1).EntireRow.Delete
Next
GoTo theEnd:

errorCatcher:
msg = MsgBox("Oops, there's an error in your data, exiting routine now.", _
vbCritical, "Something went wrong")

theEnd:
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

Sub getInput()
myString = InputBox("Enter your column selections separated by commas e.g. A,B etc")
mySplit = Split(myString, ",")
End Sub
``````
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