# excel vba columns and rows

Please see file that is attached - "EE-Not all values are copying to row 2.docx" for problem statement and workbook "EXX-0830-Column-Summary_v2.xlsm".
EE-Not-all-values-are-copying-to.docx
EXX-0830-Column-Summary-v2.xlsm
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Mechanical EngineerCommented:
You aren't seeing values in row 2 that are substrings of values already in your variable Spike. So if Spike already contains "Type 1B", the code won't add "Type 1".

Assuming that you want every unique value in the column to be added to row 2, then consider the following version of your sub Main. It surrounds each unique Cval in Spike with pipe characters |. The code can then test whether a new Cval (surrounded by pipe characters) is already in Spike. If not, then add it.
``````Sub Main()

Dim Spike As String
Dim Cval As String
Dim C As Long
Dim R As Long

With ActiveSheet
For C = 1 To LastColumn(4)
Spike = "|"
Cval = ""
If .Cells(NwsTest, C).Interior.Color = RGB(220, 230, 241) Then
For R = NwsFirstDataRow To LastRow(C)
Cval = Trim(.Cells(R, C).Value)
If Len(Cval) Then
If InStr(1, Spike, "|" & Cval & "|", vbTextCompare) = 0 Then
Spike = Spike & Cval & "|"
End If
End If
Next R
If Len(Spike) > 1 Then
Spike = Mid(Spike, 2, Len(Spike) - 2)   'Delete first & last characters
.Cells(NwsSum, C).Value = Replace(Spike, "|", ", " & vbCrLf)
End If
End If
Next C
End With
End Sub
``````
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Author Commented:
Fantastic. That works. Thank you so much.
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