Need to filter out certain rows in an excel spreadsheet

Posted on 2015-02-04
Last Modified: 2015-02-12
I have a large spreadsheet to modify, but have included a small sample (attached) for explanation.

I only want certain rows.  

For example, I want Row 2 because there is a # sign in column A beside it.  I do NOT want Row 1 because there is a Row 2 where R1C2 matches R2C2.

Another Example:  I only want row 8, not row 7 or row 9, because a row exists with G0105 in column B and a # sign in column A.

I DO want the rows 14 through 18, however,because there are no rows where a # sign exists for those identifiers in column B.

So the # sign trumps all, but in addition I want to exclude any rows where there is a value in column C.

Does anyone know how to do this?
Question by:Becky Edwards
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Expert Comment

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run the macro in the attached workbook and it will do the job

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by:Becky Edwards
ID: 40590041
I tried it, we are almost there!.  Except it removed all the rows where there were no # signs in the row.  I need those rows also, if no row exists for that Code (example G0108) with a # sign beside it.  

I DO want the rows 14 through 18, however,because there are no rows where a # sign exists for those identifiers in column B.
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i do not understand the requirement.

can u upload the file, by deleting all of the rows that need to be deleted and leave those need to stay.
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Author Comment

by:Becky Edwards
ID: 40591579
I need EXCEL to evaluate each row and delete if necessary.  

In the attached file,
I do not need row one because row two exists, for G0101, with a # sign in column a. Delete row one.
I do not need row three because row four exists, for G0102, with a # sign in column a.  Delete row three.
The same for rows 5,6,7,8,9,10.  I want to keep the rows 6,8, 10 and delete rows 5,7,9.
I need row 11 for code G0106 because rows 12 and 13 for G0106 have modifiers in column C, so that disqualifies rows 12 and 13.  Delete rows 12 and 13.
I need row 14 - 18 because no row exists with a # sign for those codes in column B, G0108 through G0120.

Does this help?  Thank you for your patience!
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ProfessorJimJam earned 500 total points
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please see attached file.  run the macro "deleterows"

Author Closing Comment

by:Becky Edwards
ID: 40605797
Wow.  This is awesome.  You just corrected my huge spreadsheet in seconds.  Something the girl at work here takes hours to do by hand.  

I really appreciate your hard work, and the fact you are willing to share with others.

Your my hero.

Thank you ProfessorJimJam
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You are welcome.

Thanks for feedback.

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