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Determine Range to Select

Posted on 2016-10-06
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Hi All,

I have the code below which currently selects a fixed range and hides columns where the value of the cell in row 1 is not blank but is zero.
Range("L1:YF1").Select
    Selection.EntireColumn.Hidden = False
    
    For Each Cell In Selection
        Count = Count + 1
    Next Cell
        
    Range("L1").Select
    For Ch = 1 To Count
        If ActiveCell.Value <> "" And ActiveCell.Value = 0 Then
        Selection.EntireColumn.Hidden = True
        Else
        End If
        ActiveCell.Offset(0, 1).Range("$A$1").Select
    Next Ch
Range("$K$2").Select

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Question is, line 1 selects a fixed Range but I would like to change this to the equivalent of "Shift + Ctrl + End" ie from current cell to the last cell in the row. End Right won't work because there are gaps.

I could go to XFD1 and then do an End Left to determine the last column but how do I then convert that into the range to be selected.

For the second section of the code where I am using ActiveCell.Offset to move across one column at a time. I assume this is the "right" way to do it because I assume that if I did it with "For Each Cell in Selection.... Next Cell" I would end up hiding the whole selection each time. Happy to be corrected on that point.

As always, much appreciated.
Thanks
Rob H
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Question by:Rob Henson
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by:Patrick Matthews
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Why bother selecting anything at all?

Dim rng As Range
Dim cel As Range

Set rng = Range(Range("L1"), Cells(1, Columns.Count).End(xlToLeft))
For Each cel In rng.Cells
    If cel <> "" and cel = 0 Then
        cel.EntireColumn.Hidden = True
    End If
Next

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Note that by using Columns.Count, this is also compatible with pre-2007 versions of Excel, which were limited to 256 columns.
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by:Rob Henson
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That looks great Patrick!!

Do I have to Unhide columns to start with? If a column was previously zero value it would get hidden but if there is now a value in that column I need it unhidden; hence line 2 unhiding the whole range.

There are no other hidden columns so I could select the whole sheet to Unhide if so required.
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Patrick Matthews earned 500 total points
ID: 41832249
This may be even better, as it will unhide columns that were already hidden, but did not meet the criteria for being hidden.  The version you choose will depend on your exact need.

Dim rng As Range
Dim cel As Range

Set rng = Range(Range("L1"), Cells(1, Columns.Count).End(xlToLeft))
For Each cel In rng.Cells
    cel.EntireColumn.Hidden = (cel <> "" And cel = 0)
Next

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by:Patrick Matthews
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I see our comments crossed paths :)
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by:Rob Henson
ID: 41832260
Excellent amendment, thank you!!
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