Extract value if sequence is respected in a table

David Lelièvre
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Hi,

I have a table of 2 columns: Orders and Operations.
An order normally starts with an operation 0010 and if needed, an operation 2 is added with the code 0020 and so on.
IE1: If an order needs 5 operations, we would have: Operation 0010, 0020, 0030, 0040 and 0050.

However, it is possible for someone to delete one of the operation.
IE2: If we take IE and someone deletes the 0010 and 0020, the order would only have the operation 0030, 0040 and 0050.

Is it possible to extract all orders that have deleted operation and all the deleted operations?
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armchair_scouseDeveloper

Commented:
Hello David,

Here is a very quick and dirty example of how you can do this:

Sub ExtractOrdersWithDeletions()

  Dim intRow As Integer
  Dim strOperation As String
  Dim strOrder As String
 
  intRow = 2
  Do While intRow < 235
    strOrder = Cells(intRow, 1).Text
    strOperation = Cells(intRow, 2).Text
   
    If strOperation <> "0010" Then
      Debug.Print strOrder
    End If
    Do While Cells(intRow, 1).Text = strOrder
      intRow = intRow + 1
    Loop
  Loop

End Sub

I an using Debug.Print to show the orders with deletions, but you could out put the numbers to the worksheet if you chose.
You could also use conditional format to show the orders with missing operations.
See attached.

The condition is that the last operation for the order must match the number of operations.
But if the last operation is deleted it is not possible to see that.
Operation.xlsx

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Commented:
Hello

@ armchair_scouse,
How can I put the output in column D with the deleted operations next to it (if it exists)?

IE with 2 deleted operations
D2: 1928121
E2: 0020
F3: 0030
...

@ Ejgil Hedegaard
The last operation may be deleted :/

Thanks!
The last operation may be deleted :/

It is not restricted to a formula solution.
Without knowing what the last operation is, no solution can detect that the last is missing.

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Commented:
You are right. I didn't even think about it. Omg.

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