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Posted on 2011-09-02
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I having slight problems with the below code.

1. It should go from Row 6 to 44, but its only working thru row 20/
2. I'm trying to loop through every worksheet in the workbook that has the name wire in the name.
Sub ClearContents()
Dim i As Long
On Error Resume Next
ActiveSheet.Unprotect
For i = 6 To 44

        If InStr(LCase(ActiveSheet.Name), "wire") > 0 Then
        Range("B" & i).Select
            If Range("B" & i).Value = " " Then
            ActiveSheet.Range("i" & i & ":j" & i & ":k" & i).Cells.SpecialCells(xlTextValues).ClearContents
  
    End If
End If

Next i
        Range("A6").Select
        ActiveSheet.Protect
    Exit Sub
        
        
End Sub

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Question by:mato01
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by:Kent Dyer
ID: 36476998
Your If Then construct is funky!!

Sub ClearContents()
	Dim i As Long
	On Error Resume Next
	ActiveSheet.Unprotect
	For i = 6 To 44
		If InStr(LCase(ActiveSheet.Name), "wire") Then ' -- You don't need > 0 here..
			Range("B" & i).Select
			If Range("B" & i).Value = " " Then
				ActiveSheet.Range("i" & i & ":j" & i & ":k" & i).Cells.SpecialCells(xlTextValues).ClearContents
			End If
		End If
	Next i
	Range("A6").Select
	ActiveSheet.Protect
	Exit Sub
End Sub

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Looping through all sheets - http://www.mrexcel.com/archive/VBA/24967.html

HTH,

Kent
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by:mato01
ID: 36477000
Yes, and It isn't working too.  That's my point.  But thanks for pointing that out.
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by:dlmille
ID: 36477034
Try this and look at your debug immediate window after it runs.  It will tell you which rows were converted, which were skipped.  Also, there's no need to reference I6:j6:K6 - I6:K6 is the same range, so I modified your range selection.  There's also no need to select any cells.

   
Sub ClearContents()
Dim i As Long
Dim wks As Worksheet

    For Each wks In ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets
        
        On Error Resume Next
        wks.Unprotect
        On Error GoTo 0
        
        For i = 6 To 44
        
            If InStr(LCase(wks.Name), "wire") > 0 Then
                If Range("B" & i).Value = " " Then
                    wks.Range("i" & i & ":k" & i).Cells.SpecialCells(xlTextValues).ClearContents
                    Debug.Print wks.Name & ":Cleared i" & i & ":k" & i
                End If
            Else
                Debug.Print wks.Name & ":Skipping i" & i & "K" & i
            End If
        
        Next i
        
        Range("A6").Select
        wks.Protect
    Next wks
       
        
End Sub

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On the surface, I'm not sure why its not getting past row 20, but let's see if it processes every row.  If it does, then let's take a look at the data in a row that was skipped - was it a formula?  did it have "wire" in it? etc...

Dave
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by:dlmille
ID: 36477035
from line 24 should read:

   wks.Range("A6").select
   on error resume next
   wks.protect
   on error goto 0
next wks
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dlmille earned 500 total points
ID: 36477036
Apologies for the repeat posting....

Please use this correction:

 
Sub ClearContents()
Dim i As Long
Dim wks As Worksheet

    For Each wks In ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets
        
        wks.Activate
        
        On Error Resume Next
        wks.Unprotect
        On Error GoTo 0
        
        For i = 6 To 44
        
            If InStr(LCase(wks.Name), "wire") > 0 Then
                If Range("B" & i).Value = " " Then
                    wks.Range("i" & i & ":k" & i).Cells.SpecialCells(xlTextValues).ClearContents
                    Debug.Print wks.Name & ":Cleared i" & i & ":k" & i
                End If
            Else
                Debug.Print wks.Name & ":Skipping i" & i & "K" & i
            End If
        
        Next i
        
        wks.Range("A6").Select
        On Error Resume Next
        wks.Protect
        On Error GoTo 0
        
    Next wks
       
        
End Sub

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Dave
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by:dlmille
ID: 36479585
I note youre debugging beforesave issues on another post and using this code.  Glad its working.

Just one comment - for completeness, as we're activating wks, the prefixes aren't needed, but they are a good practice.  So, to my chagrin, I must point out one other "miss" on my part, lol

Like 16 should read

if wks.Range("B" & i).value = " " then

As a good practice the wks. reference will ensure the Range property is pointing at the right sheet (even though in this example, it is the activesheet).

Dave
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