Conditionally delete rows in currentliy selected table

Andreas Hermle
Andreas Hermle used Ask the Experts™
Dear Experts:

On the currently selected table I would like to perform the following actions using VBA

The macro is to loop thru the first column of the selected table and look for the term 'error' there. If found the whole row is to be deleted. Of course there could be many cells in the first column where this term 'error' occurs.

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

Regards, Andreas
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Fabrice LambertConsulting
Distinguished Expert 2017

Do you want to do that with MS Excel or MS Access ?

With MS Excel, you can use the delete methode of the range object.
Dim wb As Excel.Workbook
Dim ws As Excel.Worksheet

Set wb = ThisWorkbook
Set ws = wb.Worksheets(1)
ws.rows(5).Delete shift:=xlUp

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With Access, you can use a query.
Andreas HermleTeam leader


Hi Farbrice

thank you very much for your quick help. I was posting his question on the Word for Windows Section :-)
Top Expert 2016

pls try
Sub macro()

Set tbl = Selection.Tables(1)
For idx = tbl.Columns(1).Cells.Count To 1 Step -1
    Set cel = tbl.Columns(1).Cells(idx)
    If Len(cel.Range.Text) = 7 Then 'error
        If InStr(1, cel.Range.Text, "error", vbTextCompare) Then
        End If
    End If

End Sub

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Andreas HermleTeam leader


Hi Rafalel,

works great as always :-)

Thank you very much for your superb help. I really appreciate it. Regards, Andreas

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