Need a code wizard to help with this one

Posted on 2013-01-29
Last Modified: 2013-01-29
I'm hoping someone can write the macro code to do the following to the attached file.

Step 1:  Remove any spaces AFTER the last character in column C
Step 2:  Take all characters after the first space in column A and put it after the last character in column C (with a space between the original character string in column C and the new text to be placed there

Row 7 shows exactly what I want the end result to be.  The original file is in the tab named "Before".  I'd like the end result to be in the tab named "After"

Can someone help?

Question by:SteveL13
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redmondb earned 500 total points
ID: 38832895
Hi, SteveL13.

Please see attached. A few points...
(1) The example shows spaces removed from BEFORE the original Col. C values, so that's what I did as well. A simple change to do AFTER, or BOTH.
(2) The example shows leading spaces removed from the extracted Col. A values, so that's what I did as well. Again, a simple change to undo this.
(3) The example shows the exctracted data dropped from the Col. A cells, so that's what I did. Again, an easy chase.
(4) The macro starts in Row 11. Is that correct?

The code is...
Option Explicit

Sub Concat()
Dim xLast_Row As Long
Dim xCell As Range


xLast_Row = Range("A1").SpecialCells(xlLastCell).Row
If xLast_Row < 11 Then
    MsgBox ("No data found - run cancelled.")
    Exit Sub
End If

For Each xCell In Range("C11:C" & xLast_Row)
    xCell = LTrim(xCell) & IIf(xCell.Offset(0, -2) = "", "", " " & LTrim(Mid(xCell.Offset(0, -2), InStr(1, xCell.Offset(0, -2) & " ", " "), 9999)))
    If xCell.Offset(0, -2) <> "" Then
        xCell.Offset(0, -2) = RTrim(Mid(xCell.Offset(0, -2), 1, InStr(1, xCell.Offset(0, -2) & " ", " ") - 1))
    End If

End Sub

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Expert Comment

by:Saqib Husain, Syed
ID: 38832905
Sub switchtext()
    Dim cel As Range
    For Each cel In Range("A11:A" & Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row)
        cel.Offset(, 2) = WorksheetFunction.Trim(cel.Offset(, 2) & " " & Right(cel, Len(cel) - InStr(cel & " ", " ") + 1))
        cel.Value = Left(cel, InStr(cel & " ", " ") - 1)
    Next cel
End Sub
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Expert Comment

ID: 38832982

My first version update the cells in place, but in case you want it written to a new sheet...
Option Explicit

Sub Concat()
Dim xLast_Row As Long
Dim xCell As Range
Dim xSrce As Worksheet
Dim xDest As Worksheet
Dim xRow As Long

Set xSrce = Sheets("Sheet1")

xLast_Row = xSrce.Range("A1").SpecialCells(xlLastCell).Row
If xLast_Row < 11 Then
    MsgBox ("No data found - run cancelled.")
    Exit Sub
End If

Application.ScreenUpdating = False

Set xDest = Sheets.Add
xSrce.Range("A10:C10").Copy Destination:=xDest.Range("A1")
xRow = 1

For Each xCell In xSrce.Range("C11:C" & xLast_Row)
    xRow = xRow + 1
    xDest.Range("A" & xRow & ":" & "C" & xRow) = Array( _
        IIf(xCell.Offset(0, -2) = "", "", RTrim(Mid(xCell.Offset(0, -2), 1, InStr(1, xCell.Offset(0, -2) & "  ", " ") - 1))) _
        , xCell.Offset(0, -1) _
        , LTrim(xCell) & IIf(xCell.Offset(0, -2) = "", "", " " & LTrim(Mid(xCell.Offset(0, -2), InStr(1, xCell.Offset(0, -2) & " ", " "), 9999))))

Application.ScreenUpdating = True

End Sub

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Author Closing Comment

ID: 38833050
Row 11 is the start, yes.

As far as I can tell what you did is perfect!  Thank you.
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Expert Comment

ID: 38833086
Thanks, SteveL13!

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