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    VBA Code to remove Data embedded in the "Pick From Drop Down List"

    I have written a code to delete rows if they are blank. See the code below. The code works when the cell is blank. However, the cells appear to be blank. But, in fact there is an embedded set of values that you can see in the "Pick From the Drop Down List" (right click in the cell). This is what it looks like, as an example when I right click on a cell ....

    Blank
    4701
    4702
    4703
    etc..

    But if it appears blank when I look at the cell, how do I get rid of this list, because my code only deletes a row if the row is empty. And in this case it is blank but yet VBA thinks there is a value because of this Drop Down List which includes these values. Make sense?


    Any idea how I can get this to be no value when it looks like it is blank?



    Code:

    Sub Delete_Blank_Rows2()


    On Error Resume Next


    Range("A1:A100000").Select
    Selection.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeBlanks).EntireRow.Delete



    End Sub

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    Go on, I dare you, supply a workbook to demonstrate this, because I can't reproduce this.
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    p45cal,

    How can I attach a workbook to this thread?

    Regards,
    Steve

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    Please see the attachment. So, as an example please right click on cell A7 and select from drop down list. Even though the cell appears blank there is a list of values that you can select from. How can I make that go away with a VBA code or otherwise?

    Thank you.
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    you could try something like:
    With Intersect(ActiveSheet.UsedRange, ActiveSheet.Range("A1:A100000"))
      .Value = .Value
      .SpecialCells(xlCellTypeBlanks).EntireRow.Select    'Delete
    End With
    but this will convert numbers as text to numbers (messy if they're, say, account numbers beginning with leading zeroes you want to keep).
    See more suggestions at https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...ls-arent-blank
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    Thank you p45cal. I tried it and it didn't work. It didn't delete the rows that look blank. And I right clicked them and the values are still there. Am I doing this wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Belsch View Post
    Thank you p45cal. I tried it and it didn't work. It didn't delete the rows that look blank. And I right clicked them and the values are still there. Am I doing this wrong?
    1. You do realise I used .Entirerow.Select and not .Delete in my snippet?
    2. It worked on the file you attached.
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    A6:A10 are not blank, they contain a 0 length string

    A11 and on are really 'blank' = uninitialized


    Capture.JPG


    I use something like this to 'clear' 0 length strings and make them truly empty

    Option Explicit
    
    
    Sub phh()
    
    
        With ActiveSheet.Columns(1)
            'clear any empty, but text i.e. 0 length strings
            Call .Replace(vbNullString, "###ZZZ###", LookAt:=xlWhole)
            Call .Replace("###ZZZ###", vbNullString, LookAt:=xlWhole)
            
            'clear the settings
            .Find What:=vbNullString, After:=.Cells(1, 1), LookIn:=xlFormulas, LookAt:=xlPart, _
                   SearchOrder:=xlByRows, SearchDirection:=xlNext, MatchCase:=False, SearchFormat:=False
            .Replace What:=vbNullString, Replacement:=vbNullString, ReplaceFormat:=False
    
    
            On Error Resume Next
            .SpecialCells(xlCellTypeBlanks).EntireRow.Delete
            On Error GoTo 0
        
            End With
    
    
    End Sub
    Paul

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    p45cal,

    This worked when I put .Delete like you suggested. Thank you!!!

    Solved.

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