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Hi,

I have a find piece of code as follows;

With ActiveSheet.Columns("K:K")
    Set rFind = .Find(What:="Corporate Actions", After:=.Cells(.Rows.Count, 1), LookAt:=xlWhole, _
                      SearchOrder:=xlByRows, SearchDirection:=xlNext, MatchCase:=False, SearchFormat:=False)
    If Not rFind Is Nothing Then
        .Range(.Cells(1, 1), rFind.Offset(-1)).EntireRow.Delete
    End If
End With

I would like to change so that it can find "Corporate Actions" or "Corp Action"

Thanks
Seamus
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Thanks ;)
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing Engineer
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in short, I would create a procedure like this:

private sub DeleteRowsByPattern(_sheet as variant, _area_to_look as string, _pattern as string )

With _sheet.Columns(_area_to_look)
    Set rFind = .Find(What:=_pattern, After:=.Cells(.Rows.Count, 1), LookAt:=xlWhole, _
                      SearchOrder:=xlByRows, SearchDirection:=xlNext, MatchCase:=False, SearchFormat:=False)
    If Not rFind Is Nothing Then
        .Range(.Cells(1, 1), rFind.Offset(-1)).EntireRow.Delete
    End If
End With

End sub 

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and call that like this:
DeleteRowsByPattern ActiveSheet, "K:K", "Corp Action"
DeleteRowsByPattern ActiveSheet, "K:K", "Corporate Actions"

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Commented:
Hey, i attempted to place the above procedure in a module and i got a all red on lines


private sub DeleteRowsByPattern(_sheet as variant, _area_to_look as string, _pattern as string )

With _sheet.Columns(_area_to_look)
    Set rFind = .Find(What:=_pattern, After:=.Cells(.Rows.Count, 1), LookAt:=xlWhole, _
                      SearchOrder:=xlByRows, SearchDirection:=xlNext, MatchCase:=False, SearchFormat:=False)

Its pointing at the underscores as the problem

Where should i place the procedure?

Thanks
Seamus
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing Engineer
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if it's into a module, you need to put public.

and sorry, _ is indeed not allowed in VBA  at that place, my fault

public  sub DeleteRowsByPattern(the_sheet as variant, the_area_to_look as string, the_pattern as string )

With the_sheet.Columns(the_area_to_look)
    Set rFind = .Find(What:=the_pattern, After:=.Cells(.Rows.Count, 1), LookAt:=xlWhole, _
                      SearchOrder:=xlByRows, SearchDirection:=xlNext, MatchCase:=False, SearchFormat:=False)
    If Not rFind Is Nothing Then
        .Range(.Cells(1, 1), rFind.Offset(-1)).EntireRow.Delete
    End If
End With

End sub 
                                            

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Thanks  angelIII :-)

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