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Excel VBA – Scan range and delete empty rows

Posted by: admin May 14, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I have a spreadsheet that populates rows based on data from a pivot table (imported through ODBC). I’m using VLOOKUP, for example:

=VLOOKUP(A8;Data!B1:I298;2;FALSE)

The result is something like

Name1
Name2
Address1
Address2
Postalcode
Country

It might happen that some of the pivot columns are empty, resulting in

Name1
0
Address1
0
Postalcode
0

What I need is some sort of function that loops through a range of rows, for example A8 – A14 and delete the rows that are “empty”. My problem is that the rows are not truly empty, they still return 0 and contain the VLOOKUP formula.

Is this achievable somehow? I hope I’m making sense.

Thanks.

How to&Answers:

Example

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with the code

Sub Delete0s()
    Dim i As Long
    For i = Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row To 1 Step -1
        If Range("A" & i) = 0 Then
            Range("A" & i).Delete shift:=xlUp
        End If
    Next i
End Sub

deletes 0s so the result

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achieve the same result using autofilter which is normally a bit faster than looping

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code

Sub Delete0s()
    Dim ws As Worksheet
    Dim rng As Range
    Dim lastRow As Long

    Set ws = ThisWorkbook.Sheets("Sheet1")
    lastRow = ws.Range("A" & ws.Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row

    Set rng = ws.Range("A1:A" & lastRow)
    With rng
        .AutoFilter Field:=1, Criteria1:="=0"
        .Offset(1, 0).SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible).EntireRow.Delete
    End With

    ws.AutoFilterMode = False
End Sub

result

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