Delete rows whenever cells in the first column of tables start with a specific string (using VBA)

Dear Experts:

My current document features several tables.

There are cells in the first column of the tables that start with the string 'X_'

I would like to run a macro that deletes the whole row whenever table cells in the first column start with that string 'X_'

The macro is to tell in a Msgbox how many rows have been deleted, if any.

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

Regards, Andreas
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Rgonzo1971Commented:
HI,

pls try
Sub macro()

For Each tbl In ActiveDocument.Tables
    For Each rw In tbl.Rows
        If rw.Cells(1) Like "X_*" Then
            rw.Delete
            rwCnt = rwCnt + 1
        End If
    Next
Next
If rwCnt > 0 Then MsgBox rwCnt & " row(s) were deleted."
End Sub

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Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
You may try something like this...
Sub DeleteTableRows()
Dim doc As Document
Dim tbl As Table
Dim cell As cell
Dim cnt As Long

Set doc = ActiveDocument
For Each tbl In doc.Tables
    For Each cell In tbl.Columns(1).Cells
        If Left(cell.Range.Text, 2) = "X_" Then
            cnt = cnt + 1
            cell.Row.Delete
        End If
    Next cell
Next tbl
MsgBox "Total " & cnt & " rows have been deleted.", vbInformation
End Sub

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Andreas HermleTeam leaderAuthor Commented:
Dear both,

both solutions work just fine, thank you very much for it.

I can learn from both :-)

Since Rgonzo (Rafael) was quicker and his code is more concise, I suggest awarding him the most points.

It is always hard for me to award points ...

Thank you very much for your great and professional help.

Regards, Andreas
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Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
You're welcome Andreas! Glad we could help.
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