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I would like to create a macro that deletes all rows starting with an open parenthensis in column B. The contents of what is in parenthis varies from 2 letters up - so anything starting with a parenthis is sufficient criteria.

After the initial deleting (mentioned above), would also like to delete (from column B again), rows containing specific, multiple phrases.

None of the functions I have see so far will facilitate this...

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Using excel 2007. I am interested in writing a VBA code to delete rows based on the text starting content. I would like to delete rows with cells that do NOT start with an "S" or "SA"



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My range is A2:T600 on one single worksheet. In many cells, the first character is a blank space (a mistake of mine when creating the initialize code in the user form into which the info was entered). I only need to do this once ever for this worksheet, but I hate to go through them all by hand. So what I need is to select the range, and IF the first character of a cell is a blank space, delete just that character.

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Sub rightval()
Dim myrange, mycell As Range
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I have a spreadsheet that I've been using for a couple of years where I have manually entered data. My company has recently started to dump data into an Excel sheet but instead of pure numeric or date values being used they are extracting the values with the ' character starting the value. I want to strip this ' character.

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I have a defined range in my workbook which I have not been able to delete (I think it got there through some malware because I didn't create it!)

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The name is "Flow" immediately followed by a thin-lined empty square (like the ANSI character 042 formatted using Wingdings2 font). It could be a line-feed character.

Whatever it is, I have not been able to delete this range name - either directly through the Insert / Name / Define / Delete commands or by using VBA. Using the menu commands I can select the name, edit it (even add a valid cell reference to the workbook name), and click Add - but that just adds a new name "Flow" without the control character and the original name remains! The original name also remains if I select the name and click Delete.

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I am trying to read a text file into a variable with VBA. The files I try to read usually have a bunch of unrecognized characters in them and I can't seem to read through them. I am looking for some code that will delete all unrecognized characters until it finds a string I specify.

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 J Y D Y F Y ZE Y B Z 6 Z

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If someone could just lead me in a direction, I might be able to figure it out. However, my code is elementary and most of the time, I record macros and the play with the code until it does what I want.

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I have a macro that copies three sections of data from a word document and pastes it within the Excel worksheet. The column of data is pasted in a single column (data to be space-delimited and evaluated later), and what I would like the MACRO to do is separate the three sections of data based on the starting and ending values of the section and place them in different columns.

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Section 2 : starts with the word "Location"
Section 2 : ends with the word " Date"

Section 3 : starts with the word "Member"
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So section 1 would be pasted into cell C1, section 2 pasted into G1 and section 3 pasted into J1.

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Following the tips doesn't allow to remove a character.

I exported email addresses from Outlook and they have the following character ' in front of the email address.

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I have an tab with 20,666 rows that I need to separate into different tabs based on what a cell in a specific row starts with.

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001-020-005-000 Walker River Irrigation DistPO Box 820 YeringtonNV89447
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We do large loads of new part #'s/descriptions/UPC's/etc from excel into our database. The fields are limited on character count and I would like writing a formula to break the contents of a cell based on character count without breaking a word.


Column A Current Data
Row1: 12Pt HD Offset Striking Wrench 1-3/8" & 35MM (44 characters)
Row2: 12Pt 1/2" Drv Socket 27MM (25 characters)
Row3: 12Pt Satin Combo Wrench 11/16" (30 characters)
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Results I'm Looking For

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Row2: Column B-12Pt 1/2" Drv Socket 27MM Column C-No Data Returned
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In column B is the part numbers for product. The letters at the end of the part numbers are associated with certain colors that you can see in the small chart to the right of the report. H=Yellow, M=Blue, S=Green, V=Orange and P=Purple.

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Each subfolder has few files in it.

I will give main folder as input and it should check all subfolders/main folder for files and take that files and modify as shown in below example:

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code as below... be grateful for your help

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