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Using EXCEL VBA, I want to determine the number of non-blank rows in a column and put that value into a variable.

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I have a list of parts in a single column in a spreadsheet. I would like to count the number of parts in the column and put that value into a variable.
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by:byundt
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MyVariable = Application.CountA(Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("A2:A10000"))
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by:Martin Liss
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MyVariable = Application.CountA(Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("A2:A10000")) would ignore data if there are more than 10000 rows. Do this if that's a possibility.

MyVariable = Application.CountA(Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("A2:A1" & Worksheets("Sheet1").UsedRange.Rows.Count))
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Martin Liss earned 300 total points
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Or a touch more efficiently

With Worksheets("Sheet1")
    MyVariable = Application.CountA(.Range("A2:A1" & .UsedRange.Rows.Count))
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by:EdLB
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I used MyVariable = ActiveSheet.Cells(Rows.Count, "A").End(xlUp).row
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by:EdLB
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I realize that's not the same thing exactly that I asked for but it suffices for what I am trying to do. If there are non-blank rows in the list, the row number provides the count of items in the list. That is a precondition for the list, which I failed to mention in my question.

Thanks for the help.
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by:Martin Liss
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I'm Requesting Attention for this thread because while I could have come up with byundt's code on my own, I did use it in my solution so I propose that the points be split between us.

@EdLB: If you can explain what you mean when you say "the row number provides the count of items in the list", perhaps I or byundt can give you what you really want.
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by:EdLB
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Since there are no blanks rows between the first row in the column and the last row of the column, the count of the rows equals the count of items (minus 1 header row) Splitting points works for me. Not sure how to split the points since they've been designated already.

However Martin, after reviewing your and code, I went with it because it provides the number of non-blank entries in the column even if there are blank rows.
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