New to VBA. I’m trying to create an array of rows.

Basically, I have an entire sheet and want to take all the rows that start with a certain value (“MA”) in column 8.

I eventually want to manipulate that array (as if it were a range), and paste it somewhere else in the sheet. Can anyone help? Here’s my code so far:

```
Dim top0M As Variant
ReDim top0M(1 To 1) As Variant
For i = 4 To Rows.Count
If Cells(i, 8).Value Like "MA*" Then
top0M(UBound(top0M)) = Rows(i)
ReDim Preserve top0M(1 To UBound(top0M) + 1) As Variant
End If
Next i
```

This code runs but I’m not sure how to debug it to know if I even have the right rows inside. Can I paste these rows as if they were a range?

This sets the range and loads the whole into an array then it loads a different array with the lines that you want:

```
With ActiveSheet 'This should be changed to the name of the worksheet: Worksheets("MySheet")
Dim rng As Range
Set rng = .Range(.Cells(4, 1), .Cells(.Cells(.Rows.Count, 1).End(xlUp).Row, .Cells(4, .Columns.Count).End(xlToLeft).Column))
Dim tot As Variant
tot = rng.Value
Dim top0M As Variant
ReDim top0M(1 To Application.CountIf(.Range("H:H"), "MA*"), 1 To UBound(tot, 2)) As Variant
Dim k As Long
k = 1
Dim i As Long
For i = LBound(tot, 1) To UBound(tot, 1)
If tot(i, 8) Like "MA*" Then
Dim j As Long
For j = LBound(tot, 2) To UBound(tot, 2)
top0M(k, j) = tot(i, j)
Next j
k = k + 1
End If
Next i
End With
'to print to a sheet just assign the values:
Worksheets("sheet1").Range("A1").Resize(UBound(top0M, 1), UBound(top0M, 2)).Value = top0M
```

### Answer：

Try this code

```
Sub Test()
Dim x As Variant
x = ActiveSheet.Range("A4").CurrentRegion.Value
x = FilterArray(x, 8, "MA*", True)
ActiveSheet.Range("K14").Resize(UBound(x, 1), UBound(x, 2)).Value = x
End Sub
Function FilterArray(ByVal myRefArr As Variant, ByVal col As Integer, ByVal refValue As String, ByVal equal As Boolean) As Variant
Dim a As Variant
Dim i As Long
Dim j As Long
Dim n As Long
On Error Resume Next
n = 1
If refValue = "" Then
FilterArray = myRefArr
Else
ReDim a(1 To UBound(myRefArr, 1), 1 To UBound(myRefArr, 2))
For i = 1 To UBound(a, 1)
If IIf(equal, UCase(myRefArr(i, col)) Like UCase(refValue), Not (UCase(myRefArr(i, col)) Like UCase(refValue))) Then
For j = 1 To UBound(a, 2)
a(n, j) = myRefArr(i, j)
Next j
n = n + 1
End If
Next i
a = Application.Transpose(a)
ReDim Preserve a(1 To UBound(a, 1), 1 To n - 1)
a = Application.Transpose(a)
FilterArray = a
End If
On Error GoTo 0
End Function
```

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