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Code to delete entire row deletes entire named range instead

Posted on 2012-03-28
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See the attached code

Worksheet, Master, is created by copying Sheet1 to it.  I have a named range that I search and when I find the word no in it I want to delete that entire row.  However when I attempt the delete all the rows in the named range are deleted instead.

What did I do wrong?

Thanks
Delete-Row.txt
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Question by:c7c4c7
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by:dlmille
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In your loop, you delete all the rows based on Selection, which is unrelated to the macro.  You want to use wsCell, rather than selection.

Suggested revision:

    Dim rDelete As Range
    For Each wscell In Range("yesNo")
    If wscell.Value = "no" Then
    MsgBox "no"
        If Not rDelete Is Nothing Then
            Set rDelete = wscell
        Else
            Set rDelete = Union(rDelete, wscell)
        End If
    End If
    Next wscell

    rdelete.EntireRow.delete

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Dave
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by:c7c4c7
ID: 37778526
rdelete is always = Nothing, does it have to be set to the named range
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by:dlmille
ID: 37778567
Sorry - type-o on my part:

    Dim rDelete As Range
    For Each wscell In Range("yesNo")
    If wscell.Value = "no" Then
    MsgBox "no"
        If  rDelete Is Nothing Then
            Set rDelete = wscell
        Else
            Set rDelete = Union(rDelete, wscell)
        End If
    End If
    Next wscell

    rdelete.EntireRow.delete

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by:c7c4c7
ID: 37778724
Still not deleting anything, I noticed that rDelete.EntireRow.Delete was outside of the for loop so I changed it like this

     Set rDelete = Union(rDelete, wscell)
        End If
    rdelete.EntireRow.delete

Thinking that was the problem but even then no rows get deleted even though the entire column has nothing but "no" in the entire named range
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by:dlmille
ID: 37778760
See attached demonstration workbook using that code.

Perhaps you have a case sensitivity problem?  

Perhaps "no" is really "NO" or "No" or "nO"???

If that's the case, change:

If wsCell.Value = "no" Then


to

If UCASE(wsCell.Value) = "NO" then

See attached using the original code.

If that's not it, you're going to need to upload some of your data/example sheet so we can quickly diagnose.

Dave
deleteYesNoRoutine-r1.xls
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by:c7c4c7
ID: 37779091
The reason I wasn't seeing the changes/deletions was because it was deleting from Sheet1 rather than Master that I had previously set as the active sheet.  Why is that?  I've attached a fresh copy of the code
Delete-Row.txt
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dlmille earned 250 total points
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I'm not sure, but let's be explicit (my preferred approach):

  Set wsMaster = Sheets("Master")

    Dim rDelete As Range
    For Each wscell In wsMaster.Range("yesNo")
    If UCase(wscell.Value) = "NO" Then
        If rDelete Is Nothing Then
            Set rDelete = wscell
        Else
            Set rDelete = Union(rDelete, wscell)
        End If

    End If
    Next wscell

MsgBox "The name of the active sheet is " & ActiveSheet.Name
msgbox "Going to delete from" & rdelete.worksheet.name

    rDelete.EntireRow.Delete

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PS - I almost NEVER anymore reference a sheet without a workbook prefix, or a range without a worksheet prefix.  It keeps me out of trouble.

Let me know if this helped.

Dave
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by:c7c4c7
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Thanks for all of the help it worled perfectly
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