Go to Specific Cell and Delete all rows after.

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For every worksheet in the workbook, I need code to go to a  specific row where Cell A1 contains the value = " Change in File and delete that row and every row after.
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sure.  Put this code in a public module and run it.  It looks for that exact match.

 
Sub checkA1toClear()
Dim ws As Worksheet
Dim wk As Workbook

    Const strMatch = " Change in File and delete that row and every row after."

    Set wk = ThisWorkbook 'or could be activeworkbook if your running against another
    
    
    For Each ws In wk.Worksheets
        If ws.Range("A1").Value = strMatch Then
            ws.Cells.Clear 'will delete row A1 and all rows after = frankly, the entire sheet
        End If
    Next ws
End Sub

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if you're looking for cell A1 to start with that text, but could have other text, just change line 11 to:

        If ws.Range("A1").Value Like strMatch & "*" Then 'looks for that string and anything after it as a match.

Enjoy!

Dave

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I mistyped.  I meant in Column A, not Cell A1.
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So, you're looking for that text anywhere in column A?

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Ok - gotcha.

Here's the revised code - see documentation in the code for hints on tweaking this:
 
Sub checkA1toClear()
Dim ws As Worksheet
Dim wk As Workbook
Dim fRange As Range
Dim lastRow As Long

    Const strMatch = " Change in File and delete that row and every row after."

    Set wk = ThisWorkbook 'or could be activeworkbook if your running against another
    
    
    For Each ws In wk.Worksheets
    
        Set fRange = ws.Range("A:A").Find(What:=strMatch, LookIn:=xlValues, LookAt:=xlPart, MatchCase:=False)
        'ws.Range("A:A").Find = means to look in column A
        'Lookin:=xlValues = means it won't look in formulas for the string, but constants.  xlFormulas for formula related searches
        'Lookat:=xlPart = means if strMatch is found in any part of any cell, otherwise use xlWhole for an exact match in a cell
        'MatchCase:=False = means non case-sensitive search, otherwise use True for case-sensitive searches
        'SearchOrder:=xlByRows = means to look row by row
        
        If Not fRange Is Nothing Then 'found it
            lastRow = ws.UsedRange.Row
            ws.Range(fRange, ws.Range("A" & lastRow)).EntireRow.Clear 'clears the entire row
            'use .Delete to delete the entire row
        End If
    Next ws
End Sub

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Enjoy!

Dave
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Ouch - that was sloppy.  I needed to revise lines 22/23.  UsedRange doesn't necessarily include initial rows at the top that might not be used, so it would not be deleting correctly.

Here's the revised code:
 
Sub checkA1toClear()
Dim ws As Worksheet
Dim wk As Workbook
Dim fRange As Range
Dim fLastRow As Range

    Const strMatch = " Change in File and delete that row and every row after."

    Set wk = ThisWorkbook 'or could be activeworkbook if your running against another
    
    
    For Each ws In wk.Worksheets
    
        Set fRange = ws.Range("A:A").Find(what:=strMatch, LookIn:=xlValues, LookAt:=xlPart, MatchCase:=False)
        'ws.Range("A:A").Find = means to look in column A
        'Lookin:=xlValues = means it won't look in formulas for the string, but constants.  xlFormulas for formula related searches
        'Lookat:=xlPart = means if strMatch is found in any part of any cell, otherwise use xlWhole for an exact match in a cell
        'MatchCase:=False = means non case-sensitive search, otherwise use True for case-sensitive searches
        'SearchOrder:=xlByRows = means to look row by row
        
        If Not fRange Is Nothing Then 'found it
            Set fLastRow = ws.Cells.Find(what:="*", SearchDirection:=xlPrevious) 'search for last row, looking from the bottom, upward
            ws.Range(fRange, ws.Range("A" & fLastRow.Row)).EntireRow.Clear 'clears the entire row
            'use .Delete to delete the entire row
        End If
    Next ws
End Sub

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Hope this helps!

Dave

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Commented:
Nothing happened.

Pasted the value in the string

    Const strMatch = " * Indicates change in information shown"



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Commented:
Here's a working example.

Does this text string occur in column A?  are there any special characters in that string?

If you just did an Excel Find from the menu, are you able to find that string by pasting it in and hitting "Find"?

See attached...

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findTextandDeletetoLastRow-r1.xlsm

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Thanks.  Works fine.  I just needed to change to ActiveWorkbook,

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