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# Macro to convert replace wrong text with right text

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If text is text-Master.xlsx contains those that are unbold in Text.xlsx, then replace them to the one in bold.

See attached for example.

Text-Master.xlsx

Text.xlsx

NOTE:
the text will always have 4 characters, and the characters is alpha-numeric. It can have alphabets first followed by numbers or viceversa. (see text data that i show in "Text.xlsx" row 2 to 18)

the text data that i show in "Text.xlsx" show from row 21 and onwards is just for illustration purposes. The concept of alpha-numeric still follow and that whatever appears before the bold text will be replaced by the bold text. Each grouping is separated by 2 rows. The first grouping is from row 2 to row 12 then row 15 to row 18 and then row 21 to 25 etc.
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ID: 40572138
Try this array formula

=REPLACE(A1,10,4,INDEX(OFFSET(Text.xlsx!\$A\$1,MATCH(MID(A1,10,4),Text.xlsx!\$A:\$A,0)-1,0,100),MATCH(0,IF(OFFSET(Text.xlsx!\$A\$1,MATCH(MID(A1,10,4),Text.xlsx!\$A:\$A,0)-1,0,100)="",0,1),0)-1))
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ID: 40572139
Do you want a macro solution or a formula solution ? Although your title says Macro !
gowflow
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ID: 40572177
Here is the code for the macro

``````Sub SearchReplace()
Dim WS As Worksheet
Dim WBT As Workbook
Dim WST As Worksheet
Dim MaxRow As Long, I As Long, J As Long
Dim cCell As Range
Dim vValues As Variant
Dim sReplace As String, sSearch As String

'---> Set Variables
Set WS = ActiveSheet
MaxRow = WS.Range("A" & WS.Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row
Set WBT = Workbooks.Open(ActiveWorkbook.Path & "\Text.xlsx")
Set WST = ActiveSheet

For I = 1 To MaxRow
If WS.Cells(I, "A") <> "" Then
sSearch = WS.Cells(I, "A")
vValues = Split(WS.Cells(I, "A"), ";")
For J = LBound(vValues) To UBound(vValues)
Set cCell = WST.Range("A:A").Find(what:=vValues(J), LookIn:=xlValues, lookat:=xlWhole, MatchCase:=False)
If Not cCell Is Nothing Then
sReplace = cCell.End(xlDown).Value
sSearch = Replace(sSearch, vValues(J), sReplace)
End If
Next J
WS.Cells(I, "G") = sSearch
End If
Next I

WBT.Close False
Set WBT = Nothing
Set WST = Nothing

MsgBox "Search Replace Done !", vbExclamation
End Sub
``````

You have to pay attention in the text.xlsx you posted line 19,20 looks blank but they are not as it seems some data was there and has been deleted. Just to make sure prior to running the macro just delete line 19 and 20 and re-insert 2 lines blank or else you may get wrong figures. this is not due to macro but coz lines are not blank ! If you have this built in then I can change the behavior of the macro.

The Text.xlsx should be in the same directory as the Text Master.xlsm anyway I am attaching both try these 2 but without deleting 19,20 as I already did.

gowflow
Text-Master.xlsm
Text.xlsx
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Author Comment

ID: 40575169
hi saqib,
i tried your formula in column E but doesn't work.

hi gowflow
yes i requested a macro.
but if there is a easier alternative like array formula, i can also try if it works better for me.
Thanks for the macro. i tested and there are errors.
if the data in Text master cannot be found in text, then the data should remain.
let me consolidate the errors and get back to you.
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Expert Comment

ID: 40575217
ok for this one, easy. I will wait to see all the possible errors.
gowlfow
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Author Comment

ID: 40588984
For file Text.xlsx:
the following rows are left blank deliberately to act as divider to differentiate each grouping:
rows that are blank
13, 14
19, 20
26, 27
32, 33
37, 38
and so on.
The rows that are blank are always in twos.
Row 2-12 is the first grouping, 15-18 another grouping, 21 to 25 another grouping and so on.

If the data found in Text-Master.xlsm but is not found in Text.xlsx, then the data remain.

If the data is found in Text-Master.xlsm and is also found in Text.xlsx, then ensure that the bold text are replaced.

See attached.
Text.xlsx
Text-Master.xlsm
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gowflow earned 500 total points
ID: 40589062
Here it is Sorry my mistake.

``````Sub SearchReplace()
Dim WS As Worksheet
Dim WBT As Workbook
Dim WST As Worksheet
Dim MaxRow As Long, I As Long, J As Long, K As Long
Dim cCell As Range
Dim vValues As Variant
Dim sReplace As String, sSearch As String

'---> Set Variables
Set WS = ActiveSheet
MaxRow = WS.Range("A" & WS.Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row
Set WBT = Workbooks.Open(ActiveWorkbook.Path & "\Text1.xlsx")
Set WST = ActiveSheet

For I = 1 To MaxRow
If WS.Cells(I, "A") <> "" Then
sSearch = WS.Cells(I, "A")
vValues = Split(WS.Cells(I, "A"), ";")
For J = LBound(vValues) To UBound(vValues)
Set cCell = WST.Range("A:A").Find(what:=vValues(J), LookIn:=xlValues, lookat:=xlWhole, MatchCase:=False)
If Not cCell Is Nothing Then
K = 0
Do While WST.Cells(cCell.Row + K, cCell.Column).Value <> ""
K = K + 1
Loop

sReplace = WST.Cells(cCell.Row + K - 1, cCell.Column)
sSearch = Replace(sSearch, vValues(J), sReplace)
End If
Next J
WS.Cells(I, "G") = sSearch
End If
Next I

WS.Range("J:J").EntireColumn.AutoFit
WBT.Close False
Set WBT = Nothing
Set WST = Nothing

MsgBox "Search Replace Done !", vbExclamation
End Sub
``````

Pls see attached.
gowflow
Text-Master1.xlsm
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Author Closing Comment

ID: 40589091
Very fast and accurate !
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Expert Comment

ID: 40589092
Finally !!!!

gowflow
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