Delete all rows of the current worksheet that start with an alphabetical character

Dear Experts

I got a worksheet with rows that start with ...
... an alpabetical character and ...
... rows that start with a numerical character

Using a VBA code, I would like to delete all the rows that start with an alphabetical character and leave the other ones alone.

Help is much appreciated. Thank you very much in advance.


Regards, Andreas

I have attached a sample file for your convenience.
Andreas HermleTeam leaderAsked:
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Rgonzo1971Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Or quicker

Set Rng = Range(Range("A1"), Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp))
Rng.Offset(, 1).Formula = "=IF(ISNUMBER(--LEFT(A1,1)),1,NA())"
Rng.Offset(, 1).SpecialCells(xlCellTypeFormulas, 16).EntireRow.Delete

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pls try

Sub Macro()

For Idx = Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row To 1 Step -1
    If IsNumeric(Left(Range("A" & Idx), 1)) = False Then
        Range("A" & Idx).EntireRow.Delete
    End If
End Sub

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Roy CoxGroup Finance ManagerCommented:
See if this works, I haven't had chance to test because I'm just leaving for work
Roy CoxGroup Finance ManagerCommented:
My code seems to have disappeared
Option Explicit
Sub removeRows()
Dim c As Range, MyRange As Range
Dim r As Long
  For Each c In ActiveSheet.Range("A1").CurrentRegion.Columns(1)
            If Not IsNumeric(Left(Trim(c.Text), 1)) Then
            If r = 0 Then
            Set MyRange = c
            r = 1
            Else: Set MyRange = Union(MyRange, c)
            End If
            End If
        Next c
End Sub
Andreas HermleTeam leaderAuthor Commented:
Hi Rgonzo,

both codes work just fine, although as you stated this one is faster. Thank you very much for your great and professional help.

Roy: regrettably your code deletes everything, nevertheless, thank you very much for your support.
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