Sunday, 17 June 2012

Lesson 20: VBA for Excel Statements

Among the VBA statements that you will discover in the downloadable tutorial on Excel macros, there are the "If" statement including Then, ElseIf and End If, there is the "Do" statement  including LoopUntilWhile and Exit, there is the "For" statement including ToStepNext and Exit, there is the powerful "Select Case" statement including Case,End Select and Exit and other statements.

A lot of visitors ask us how they can delete the entire lines when a certain cell is empty. For example, in the table below rows 2 and 5 should be deleted:

First enter xxx where you want the loop to stop (below the last value: B7). Select the cell at the top of the column containing the values to be considered (B1)and run the macro.
Sub proDelete()
        Do Until Selection.Value = "xxx"
                  If Selection.Value = "" Then
                          Selection.Offset(1, 0).Select
                  End If
End Sub
If you have completed the free exercises "Free Basics", just copy/paste the macro above in the Visual Basic editor and run it.

Exiting a Loop
In the loop above if you want the loop to stop when it finds the value 99 you can add this line of code within the loop:
If Selection.Value = 99  Then Exit Do
Exit allows you to get out of almost anything like:
Exit Sub
Exit For
Exit Do

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