VBA code to keep or remove

I need to find BKIDQ in column 'I' then look in column 'H' and for every item in 'H' that is the same keep it. i.e.

H      I      X
94874      CLOVC      Keep
94874      BKIDQ      keep
93470      SU006      Remove
93470      CLOVC      Remove
50674      SUI6C      Remove
50674      CLOVC      Remove
74822      CLOVC      Remove
74822      BSMIL      Remove
16840      CLOVC      keep
16840      BKIDQ      keep
26468      BSMAD      Remove
26468      CLOVC      Remove
26520      BSMAD      Remove
26520      BSMIL      Remove
51972      BSMIL      keep
51972      CLOVC      keep
51972      CLOVC      keep
51972      BKIDQ      keep

This is part of a larger VBA code so I am looking for this to be done in VBA please.

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Rgonzo1971Connect With a Mentor Commented:

pls try

Set myRange = Range(Range("X2"), Range("X" & Range("I1").End(xlDown).Row))
myRange.FormulaR1C1 = "=IF(COUNTIFS(C[-15]," & Chr(34) & "BKIDQ" & Chr(34) & ",C[-16],RC[-16])," & Chr(34) & "Keep" & Chr(34) & "," & Chr(34) & "Remove" & Chr(34) & ")"

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Assuming a [H:H] sort (descending or ascending), a more straightforward approach is to search downwards for the first occurance of BKIDQ, and if H is the same, keep, else remove.

With "remove", do you mean to physically remove the complete row?
Rob HensonFinance AnalystCommented:
Not sure about doing it in VBA but you could add a couple of helper columns which would then maybe be used as a comparison for the VBA script.

Concatenate H & I into a single string and then compare the contents of H with "BKIDQ" added to see if there is that combination, if found that row should be kept.

Helper column:
includes a "-" in the middle but doesn't have to.

Column X, Keep or Remove:

Where W2:W19 is range of concatenated strings.

Rob H
JagwarmanAuthor Commented:
BRILLIANT thanks Rgonzo1971
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