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Hi all,

I have an excel workbook with lot of information. What I'm trying to do is to find string inside a cell, then deleting that string and next 5 number characters.

Between string and number chars it has one space. I can find string, but then I don't know how to delete that string and next 5 numbers. One important thing is that in one cell it can appear more than one same string format, so i can't delete all entire cell

String format is: Word 12345

thanks in advance! :)
Maciej Los 24-Oct-12 16:16pm
Please, provide more informations and example data.

1 solution

Try something like this:
Option Explicit

'required reference to MS VBScript Regular Expression 5.5
Sub RemoveMatches()
Dim wsh As Worksheet, oRegEx As VBScript_RegExp_55.RegExp 
Dim i As Integer, sTmp As String, sPattern As String

On Error GoTo Err_RemoveMatches

Set wsh = ThisWorkbook.Worksheets(1)

sPattern = "\W*([a-zA-Z]{1,} [0-9]{5})"
i = 1
Do While wsh.Range("A" & i) <> ""
    sTmp = wsh.Range("A" & i)
    Set oRegEx = New VBScript_RegExp_55.RegExp
    With oRegEx
        .Pattern = sPattern
        .Global = False
        .IgnoreCase = True
        .MultiLine = False
        'find "Word 12345" and replace with empty string
        sTmp = .Replace(sTmp, "")
    End With
    'insert new value
    wsh.Range("A" & i) = sTmp
    Set oRegEx = Nothing
    i = i + 1

    On Error Resume Next
    Set wsh = Nothing
    Set oRegEx = Nothing
    Exit Sub

    MsgBox Err.Description, vbExclamation, Err.Number
    Resume Exit_RemoveMatches

End Sub
helloworld2020 6-Nov-12 5:36am
Yes this works fine.But, it is only for one column!
Maciej Los 6-Nov-12 15:22pm
So what? Change code to your needs.
Use Offset(,) function ;)
helloworld2020 7-Nov-12 2:13am
Oh, yes you're right. I'm not programming for a long time, so i forgot some basic things. thx again :)
Maciej Los 7-Nov-12 2:27am
You're welcome. Only practice makes perfect ;)

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helloworld2020 7-Nov-12 3:32am
I'm having problem with email access.So, I can't vote without account confirmation :S!
Anyway instead using offset, I used this one and works perfect!

For Each c In Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("B1:H10").Cells

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