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Macro to remove spaces

Posted on 2016-07-14
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Hello,
can you please help with an excel vba to remove spaces and format properly.
Example
COMPANY
STREET
City,   Q C   JOE 1E0

Should be
COMPANY      
STREET      
City, QC JOE1E0      ---- (City COMMA SPACE PROVINCE SPACE POSTALCODE)

Please see attached sample.
Any help is appreciated.
sample2.xlsx
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Question by:W.E.B
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Expert Comment

by:Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)
ID: 41711084
Try this....

Sub RemoveSpaces()
Columns("A:A").Replace What:="  ", Replacement:="", LookAt:=xlPart, _
    SearchOrder:=xlByRows, MatchCase:=False, SearchFormat:=False, _
    ReplaceFormat:=False
End Sub

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by:W.E.B
ID: 41711103
Hi Sudodh,
Thank you very muc,

Is it possible to add an if

if Adjacent cell in Column B = "Add to File"
then  do
Columns("A:A").Replace What:="  ", Replacement:="", LookAt:=xlPart, _
    SearchOrder:=xlByRows, MatchCase:=False, SearchFormat:=False, _
    ReplaceFormat:=False

Thanks again,
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Expert Comment

by:Rgonzo1971
ID: 41711121
Hi,

pls try

Sub macro()

For Each c In Range(Range("A2"), Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp))
strNewAddress = ""
    If c.Offset(, 1) = "Add to File" Then
        aAddress = Split(c, ",")
        For idx = 1 To Len(aAddress(1))
            strLetter = Mid(aAddress(1), idx, 1)
            If strLetter <> " " Then
                strNewAddress = strNewAddress & strLetter
            End If
        Next
        strNewAddress = " " & Left(strNewAddress, 2) & " " & Right(strNewAddress, Len(strNewAddress) - 3)
        aAddress(1) = strNewAddress
        c.Value = Join(aAddress, ",")
    End If
Next
End Sub

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Expert Comment

by:Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)
ID: 41711141
Please try this......
Sub RemoveSpaces()
Dim lr As Long
Dim rng As Range, cell As Range
lr = Cells(Rows.Count, 2).End(xlUp).Row
On Error Resume Next
With ActiveSheet.Rows(1)
   .AutoFilter field:=2, Criteria1:="Add to File"
   If Range("B1:B" & lr).SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible).Cells.Count > 1 Then
      Set rng = Range("A1:A" & lr).SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible)
      For Each cell In rng
         cell = WorksheetFunction.Trim(cell.Value)
      Next cell
   End If
   .AutoFilter
End With
End Sub

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Expert Comment

by:Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)
ID: 41711156
Please try this tweaked code.......
Sub RemoveSpaces()
Dim lr As Long
Dim rng As Range, cell As Range
lr = Cells(Rows.Count, 2).End(xlUp).Row
On Error Resume Next
With ActiveSheet.Rows(1)
   .AutoFilter field:=2, Criteria1:="Add to File"
   If Range("B1:B" & lr).SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible).Cells.Count > 1 Then
      Set rng = Range("A1:A" & lr).SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible)
      For Each cell In rng
         cell = WorksheetFunction.Trim(cell.Value)
         cell = WorksheetFunction.Replace(cell.Value, InStrRev(cell.Value, " "), 1, "")
      Next cell
   End If
   .AutoFilter
End With
End Sub

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Expert Comment

by:Rgonzo1971
ID: 41711164
pls try

Sub macro()

For Each c In Range(Range("A2"), Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp))
strNewAddress = ""
    If c.Offset(, 1) = "Add to File" Then
        aAddress = Split(c, ",")
        strNewAddress = Replace(aAddress(1), " ", "")
        strNewAddress = " " & Left(strNewAddress, 2) & " " & Right(strNewAddress, Len(strNewAddress) - 3)
        aAddress(1) = strNewAddress
        c.Value = Join(aAddress, ",")
    End If
Next
End Sub

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by:W.E.B
ID: 41711178
Thank you ,
Rgonzo,

your code is trimming the left letter of the postal code.
Example
ANGEGARDIEN, QC JOE1E0
becomes
ANGEGARDIEN, QC OE1E0

Subodh
Your code is combining province with postalcode
CONTRECOEUR, QC  JOL 1CO
Becomes
CONTRECOEUR, QCJOL 1CO
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Expert Comment

by:Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)
ID: 41711183
Did you try my latest tweaked code?
It converts CONTRECOEUR, QC  JOL 1CO into CONTRECOEUR, QC ┬áJOL1CO
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Author Comment

by:W.E.B
ID: 41711197
Hi Sudobh,
I just tried the tweaked code

ROUYNNORANDA,   QC   J9X5E4
Becomes
ROUYNNORANDA, QCJ9X5E4
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Expert Comment

by:Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)
ID: 41711227
Okay give it a try...

Sub RemoveSpaces()
Dim lr As Long
Dim rng As Range, cell As Range
lr = Cells(Rows.Count, 2).End(xlUp).Row
On Error Resume Next
With ActiveSheet.Rows(1)
   .AutoFilter field:=2, Criteria1:="Add to File"
   If Range("B1:B" & lr).SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible).Cells.Count > 1 Then
      Set rng = Range("A1:A" & lr).SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible)
      For Each cell In rng
         If cell <> "" Then
            cell = Replace(cell.Value, Chr(160), " ")
            Do While InStr(cell.Value, "  ") > 0
               cell = Replace(cell.Value, "  ", " ")
            Loop

            If InStr(Right(cell.Value, 6), " ") <> 0 Then
               cell = WorksheetFunction.Replace(cell.Value, InStrRev(cell.Value, " "), 1, "")
            End If
         End If
      Next cell
   End If
   .AutoFilter
End With
End Sub

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Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj) earned 250 total points
ID: 41711240
I have tweaked the code again. :)

Please try the code given below.....
Sub RemoveSpaces()
Dim lr As Long
Dim rng As Range, cell As Range
lr = Cells(Rows.Count, 2).End(xlUp).Row
On Error Resume Next
With ActiveSheet.Rows(1)
   .AutoFilter field:=2, Criteria1:="Add to File"
   If Range("B1:B" & lr).SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible).Cells.Count > 1 Then
      Set rng = Range("A1:A" & lr).SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible)
      For Each cell In rng
         If cell <> "" Then
            cell = Replace(cell.Value, Chr(160), " ")
            Do While InStr(cell.Value, "  ") > 0
               cell = Replace(cell.Value, "  ", " ")
            Loop
            cell = WorksheetFunction.Trim(cell.Value)
            If InStr(Right(cell.Value, 6), " ") <> 0 Then
               cell = WorksheetFunction.Replace(cell.Value, InStrRev(cell.Value, " "), 1, "")
            End If
         End If
      Next cell
   End If
   .AutoFilter
End With
End Sub

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by:Rgonzo1971
Rgonzo1971 earned 250 total points
ID: 41711350
then
trySub macro()

For Each c In Range(Range("A2"), Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp))
strNewAddress = ""
    If c.Offset(, 1) = "Add to File" Then
        aAddress = Split(c, ",")
        For idx = 1 To Len(aAddress(1))
            strLetter = Mid(aAddress(1), idx, 1)
            If strLetter <> " " Then
                strNewAddress = strNewAddress & strLetter
            End If
        Next
        strNewAddress = " " & Left(strNewAddress, 2) & " " & Right(strNewAddress, Len(strNewAddress) - 2)
        aAddress(1) = strNewAddress
        c.Value = Join(aAddress, ",")
    End If
Next
End Sub

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Author Closing Comment

by:W.E.B
ID: 41711424
Thank you very much guys.
Both worked.
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Expert Comment

by:Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)
ID: 41711671
You're welcome. Glad to help.
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