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Visual Basic Example to Delete Blank Rows

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The following Visual Basic code locates blank cells within a range anddeletes the entire row that contains that cell. The code brings up adialog box that prompts the user for the total number of rows toprocess. The macro begins at the active cell and moves down thespecified number of rows.
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Visual Basic Example

' The following code deletes blank rows from the active worksheet.Dim CounterDim i As IntegerSub DelRow()' Input box to determine the total number of rows in the worksheet.Counter = InputBox("Enter the total number of rows to process")Activecell.Select' Loops through the desired number of rows.For i = 1 To Counter    ' Checks to see if the active cell is blank.    If ActiveCell = "" Then        Selection.EntireRow.Delete        ' Decrements count each time a row is deleted. This ensures        ' that the macro will not run past the last row.        Counter = Counter - 1    Else        ' Selects the next cell.        ActiveCell.Offset(1, 0).Select    End IfNext iEnd Sub				
NOTE: you can also delete lines that contain spaces or other non-display characters. To do so, change the line that reads
If ActiveCell = "" Then


If Len(Trim(ActiveCell)) = 0 Then
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Article ID: 110759 - Last Review: 06/11/2007 07:20:20 - Revision: 2.3

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