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Hello,

Can someone provide a code that looks at sheet2, starting at row 2, and if the text:  Browser_type is found, the entire row is deleted?  This will need to loop to the end of the worksheet until no data is found.

Thanks!
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Question by:Escanaba
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redmondb earned 2000 total points
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Hi, Escanaba.

Please see attached. A few points...
(1) The search is case-insensitive.
(2) The search will find entries such as "XYZBrowser_typeABC".
(3) If you have a small number of "Browser_type" entries in a large file then this could be more efficient. Let me know!

The code is...
Option Explicit

Sub Delete_Rows()
Dim xCell     As Range
Dim xLast_Row As Long
Dim i         As Long

Sheets("To Be Deleted").Activate

If ActiveSheet.UsedRange.Rows.Count > 0 Then xLast_Row = [A1].SpecialCells(xlLastCell).Row
If xLast_Row < 2 Then
    MsgBox ("No data found - run cancelled.")
    Exit Sub
End If

Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    
    For i = xLast_Row To 2 Step -1
        If Not Range("A" & i).EntireRow.Find(What:="Browser_type", LookIn:=xlValues, LookAt:=xlPart, MatchCase:=False) Is Nothing Then
            Range("A" & i).EntireRow.Delete
        End If
    Next
    
If ActiveSheet.UsedRange.Rows.Count < 0 Then Debug.Print "?!"
    
Application.ScreenUpdating = True

End Sub

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Regards,
Brian.Delete-Rows.xls
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by:Escanaba
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Hi Brian -  Your code appears to work but it takes a very long time to run through 150,000 rows of data.  Any recommendations on speeding it up?
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by:redmondb
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Escanaba,

A few questions, please...
(1) Roughly how long?
(2) Any formulas on the sheet? If so, changing Calculation to manual would definitely help!
(3) Roughly how many "Browser_type" entries do you have?

Thanks,
Brian.
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by:Escanaba
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Brian - No worries - I figured out what was happening.  Thank you for assisting on this one!
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by:redmondb
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Thanks, Escanaba.

I figured out what was happening.
Are there any learnings for others who find this question? Edit: And me!

Thanks,
Brian.
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