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Posted on 2014-02-26
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Hello All:

I am looking for a macro VBA to replace all data cells in sheet 1 with "1" - but should not replace the first row.

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Question by:CalmSoul
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by:Pratima Pharande
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try this in macro

  Rows("2:10000").Select
Selection.Value = "1"
Range("A2").Select
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by:Steve
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Be careful what you ask for, you may do more than you want...

if you were to do whole rows using Rows as below:
This would put the whole row to "1", not just any Data area you may have.
thats a lot of 1s. It will be slow in Excel 2007 or newer and should NOT be done (imo).
Rows("2:10000").Value = "1"

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You can name the data range as myData (select the range then in the name bar type myData and hit enter.
then use the following to put 1 in that range
range("myData").Value = 1

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Or you could set up a range to change using union:
Dim newRange As range
Set newRange = Union(range("A20:B30"), range("D20:E30"))
newRange.Value = 1

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Note: "1" is not the same as 1  this may not cause issue here, but may cause problems in other situations.
Example.xlsm
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Harry Lee earned 500 total points
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CalmSoul,

You can use this vba.

Sub ReplaceData()
Dim WkRng As Range, Rng As Range, Srh As String, ReplaceBy As String
Set WkRng = Range(Cells(2, 1), Cells(Cells(Rows.Count, 1).End(xlUp).Row, Cells(1, Columns.Count).End(xlToLeft).Column))

'Set your Search Value here
Srh = "1"

'Set your Replace By Value here
ReplaceBy = "I'm being replaced."

For Each Rng In WkRng
    If Rng = Srh Then
        Rng = ReplaceBy
    End If
Next
End Sub

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The benefit of using this is it's easier to configure if you do this replace action regularly.
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