View Full Version : Solved: Inserting a Carriage Return / Line Feed

09-26-2006, 03:37 PM
Despite using Excel (Excel 2003 / VB 6.3 I think) at my jobsite for a number of different projects, I still consider myself a novice Excel user, so please go easy on me. Also, I did search the forums in an attempt to locate someone with a similar question, but turned up no useful results.

Anyways...here is my problem that I would be so very thankful if anyone can help me with. I will do my best to explain it the best I can.

I have two columns of text - like so. (A5:B9 for example)

RHHIabc - Ship Name 1
RHHIdef - Ship Name 2
RHHIghi - Ship Name 3
RHHIabc - Ship Name 4
RHHIghi - Ship Name 5
RHHIabc - Ship Name 6

What I'm trying to do is sort the ships by the first column (routing indicator) but display it by ship name. I have a formula that I found on Google, but I am unable to contact the person who posted it and ask for help because the forum is no longer in use.

The formula is:

Public Function FindSeries(TRange As Range, MatchWith As String)

For Each cell In TRange
If cell.Value = MatchWith Then
x = x & cell.Offset(0, 1).Value & ", "
End If

Next cell

FindSeries = Left(x, (Len(x) - 2))

End Function

Which when I code it into my worksheet using the below formula will return the indicated results:

Formula: =findseries(A5:B9,"RHHIabc")
Results: Ship Name 1, Ship Name 4, Ship Name 6, etc.

I really need the information to be in a column, not a row. I thought it would be as simple as changing the ", " to a & vbCrLF or perhaps & Chr(13) & Chr(10) or even a & _ but none will turn it into a column. I thought maybe I could use vertical alignment, but can't get that to work either.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a bunch.

Edited 27-Sep-06 by geekgirlau. Reason: insert vba tags

09-26-2006, 03:43 PM
Welcome vto VBAX
I'm not clear how you want results displayed. Can you put your data and desired result on a spreadsheet and post it. Use Manage Attachments in the Go Advanced section.

Bob Phillips
09-26-2006, 03:47 PM
No need for code.

Select C1:C9.
In the formula bar add

and enter as an array formula, with Ctrl-Shift-Enter, not just Enter.

09-26-2006, 04:17 PM
Wow...thanks for the quick replies...I have attached a test file of what I'm working with...the data in rows 17, 20 and 23 I would like to appear in columns vice rows.

@xld - I tried your suggestion but I only get one return (I'm assuming the smallest value or the first one in the list?) - Perhaps I did something wrong?

Thanks for the help!

09-27-2006, 12:02 AM
Welcome to the Board!

Just a quick note - I've taken the liberty of editing your post to include VBA tags. When you're posting code, select the code text and click on the "VBA" button to insert the tags - the end result is much easier to read.

Bob Phillips
09-27-2006, 12:45 AM
I have attached an example in the spreadsheet.

What I did was put the values in C2, D2, E2, and added the formulae below.

09-27-2006, 10:06 AM
You are a lifesaver! That is exactly what I needed...THANKS A BUNCH!

09-28-2006, 11:15 AM
@xld - I'm still tweaking the worksheet you created for me...and it is going well...I do appreciate the help...so perhaps you can assist a bit more, if it's no trouble...


Referring back to the worksheet you posted for me...instead of using $A$1:$A$13=D$2, I'd like to make the D$2 search for RHHI and a wild card...

I can get just the RHHI to work...but can't get it to work with a wild card...I tried the following using * ? ~* and ~?.

=IF(ISERROR(SMALL(IF($A$1:$A$13="RHHI" & "*",ROW($A1:$A13),""),ROW($A1:$A13))),"",
INDEX($B$1:$B$13,SMALL(IF($A$1:$A$13="RHHI" & "*",ROW($A1:$A13),""),ROW($A1:$A13))))

Any ideas...thanks again for all your help.

Bob Phillips
09-28-2006, 11:31 AM

09-28-2006, 12:52 PM

I'm adding you to my Christmas card list. ;)

10-13-2006, 01:02 PM
@xld or anyone else who can help,

I've tweaked the code that was provided in this thread to:

$A$1:$A$104)),ROW('DB Input'!$A1:$A104),""),ROW('DB Input'!
$A1:$A104))),"", INDEX('DB Input'!$B$1:$B$104,SMALL(IF(ISNUMBER(FIND
("RHVS",'DB Input'!$A$1:$A$104)),ROW('DB Input'!$A1:$A104),""),ROW('DB

This code works perfect...but can I have it search for multiple values (no more than four) instead of just the "RHVS". I've tried editing it multiple ways and I have got it where I don't get any errors, but I also don't get any results...so obviously I am doing something wrong.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! (I put some carriage returns in the code because it was stretching the post out)

Bob Phillips
10-13-2006, 01:24 PM
=IF(ISERROR(SMALL(IF(ISNUMBER(FIND({"RHHY","RHHX"}, 'DB Input'!$A$1:$A$104)),ROW( 'DB Input'!$A1:$A104),""),ROW('DB Input'!$A1:$A104))),"",
INDEX( 'DB Input'!$B$1:$B$104,SMALL(IF(ISNUMBER(FIND({"RHHY","RHHX"}, 'DB Input'!$A$1:$A$104)),ROW('DB Input'!$A1:$A104),""),ROW('DB Input'!$A1:$A104))))

10-13-2006, 02:15 PM
Again I say, brilliant!