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VBA Excel 2007 deleting visible rows in a table

Posted on 2011-09-04
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Hi Experts
I'm trying to filter a table and then delete only the visible rows in an excel table  a snippet of my code below prompts the error

"Delete method of range classs failed"

sheet name: wksRawDataLastWeek
table name: tblRawDataLastWeek

can you assist?


Question by:Thrawn3000
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Expert Comment

ID: 36482525
You cannot delete non-contiguous rows in one go. I suggest two options:
1. Sort the table prior to filtering so all rows that need to be removed are together
2. Loop through the visible rows from the bottom up to delete them.
Code for # 2:
Sub DelVisible()
    Dim lCt As Long
    For lCt = Selection.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible).Areas.Count To 1 Step -1 'wksRawDataLastWeek.Range("tblRawDataLastWeek").SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible).areas.count
        If Selection.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible).Areas(lCt).Cells(1, 1).Row <> 1 Then
            'Do not delete row 1!
            With Selection.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible).Areas(lCt)
                .Offset(1).Resize(.Rows.Count - 1).EntireRow.Delete
            End With
        End If
End Sub

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Accepted Solution

jkpieterse earned 500 total points
ID: 36482528
NB: Replace Selection with:

Author Closing Comment

ID: 37003914
This has done exactly what I needed it to do, sorry for the late reply wwas on leave.


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