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excel – How to delete a certain value using vba commands?

Posted by: admin May 14, 2020 Leave a comment


I am trying to write a function that automatically deletes the minimum value for a given selection of cells. I know how to find the minimum value but I just don’t know how to delete that value.

Here’s what I’ve got.

Function MinDel(Stuff)

MinDel = Application.Worksheetfunction.min(stuff)

End Function

How do I delete the MinDel value?

How to&Answers:

You could modify the function from here like that

Option Explicit

Function AddressOfMax(rng As Range) As Range
    Set AddressOfMax = rng.Cells(WorksheetFunction.Match(WorksheetFunction.Max(rng), rng, 0))
End Function

Function AddressOfMin(rng As Range) As Range
    Set AddressOfMin = rng.Cells(WorksheetFunction.Match(WorksheetFunction.Min(rng), rng, 0))
End Function

Sub TestIt()
Dim rg As Range
Dim rgMin As Range

    Set rg = ActiveSheet.Range("A1:A6")
    Set rgMin = AddressOfMin(rg)

End Sub


As mentioned in the comments, a UDF (User Defined Function) cannot change a value or range in Excel by default and a Sub should be used. This is my way to delete the minimal value in the Selection:

Public Sub DeleteMinimum()

    Dim myRange As Range
    Dim minValue As Double
    Dim myMin As Range        
    If Not TypeOf Selection Is Excel.Range Then Exit Sub
    Dim valueAssigned As Boolean: valueAssigned = False
    minValue = 0

    For Each myRange In Selection
        If IsNumeric(myRange) Then
            If Not valueAssigned Then
                valueAssigned = True
                minValue = myRange
                Set myMin = myRange
                If myRange < minValue Then
                    minValue = myRange
                    Set myMin = myRange
                End If
            End If
        End If
    Next myRange

    If Not myMin Is Nothing Then
        myMin = "DELETED!"
    End If

End Sub


The procedure below will delete the lowest value in a selection, provided that the selection comprises more than one cell. It ignores all but the first column of the selection.

Sub DelMin()
    ' 05 Jan 2019

    Dim Arr As Variant, i As Integer
    Dim Mm As Variant, m As Integer

    With Selection
        If .Cells.Count > 1 Then
            Arr = .Value
            For i = 1 To UBound(Arr)
                If Not IsEmpty(Arr(i, 1)) Then
                    If IsEmpty(Mm) Or (Arr(i, 1) < Mm) Then
                        Mm = Arr(i, 1)
                        m = i
                    End If
                End If
            Next i
            .Cells(m, 1).ClearContents
        End If
    End With End Sub