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I would like to create a generic macro that identifies the last row in a column, and saves that number to repeat another recorded macro until that number is reached.  For instance, if there were 709 rows identified by something like

Range("1000000").End(x1Up).Select where ActiveCell.Row = 709, how could I save the 709 and then perform another macro I embed within this code until 709 is reached?  Does this make sense?
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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You need to provide a column letter as well
x1up should be xlup

lr = Range("A1000000").End(xlUp).row
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by:tomfarrar
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Thanks, I apparently didn't do a good job in defining the right code, but I am open to how this is done.  In your example, if "lr" is equal to 709, how do I save that number and have another macro run 709 times?
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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You can define the variable lr as a global variable like

public dim lr as long

This should go at the top of the module before any other sub
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by:Martin Liss
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Change the column to whatever column you are interested and this will give you 709


Dim r As Range

Set r = Range("A1").End(xlDown).Offset(0, 0)
MsgBox r.Row
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by:Martin Liss
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And using ssaqibh's lr

lr = r.Row
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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Alternatively you can also store the value in a predefined cell of a worksheet and then directly pick it from there.
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kgerb earned 500 total points
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If you don't know what column will contain the last row you can use the following.  It will return the last row of data regardless of which column it is in.
Sub FindLastRow()
Dim lRow As Long
lRow = Cells.Find("*", [A1], xlValues, xlWhole, xlByRows, xlPrevious).Row
End Sub

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by:tomfarrar
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Okay a lot of thoughts here.  Maybe the question is now, what changes do I need to make to this code to ensure "MyMacroPerformedOnEachRow" is performed as many times as there is rows...  I know the code doesn't work now.  Thanks.

Sub IdentifyLastRow()

Dim x As Integer

Range("A1000000").End(xlUp).Select
x = ActiveCell.Row
Do Until ActiveCell = x

"MyMacroPerformedOnEachRow"

Loop

End Sub
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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You can try

for each cel in Range("A1:A" & rows.count).end(xlup)

"perform your code here using cel as a range which takes one cell at a time from A1:An"

next cel
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by:kgerb
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This sub will call your macro for each row from the active row to the last row.
Sub IdentifyLastRow()
Dim x As Long
For x = ActiveCell.Row To Cells.Find("*", [A1], xlValues, xlWhole, xlByRows, xlPrevious).Row
    Call MyMacroPerformedOnEachRow
Next x
End Sub

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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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Sorry change the first line of code in my last comment to

for each cel in Range("A1:A" & range("A" & rows.count).end(xlup).row)
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by:tomfarrar
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Hi Guys - Thanks for the help.  Both codes work, though ssaqibh code does not stop when the last row is reached.  It appears to go through all million + rows in the sheet.  Kyle's, on the other hand, stops when the last row is reached.
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by:tomfarrar
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Thank you for helping me on my question, Kyle.  I hope to continue to better understand VBA so that I can do more solutions on my own.  - Tom
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by:kgerb
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You're welcome.  Glad to help.  If you need further explanation on anything we come up with just ask.  Most of us are always happy to provide additional detail.

Kyle
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