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    Question Search Keywords and Delete Every Line Except Keywords

    Hello Guys,

    I have an excel file which consist of two sheets.

    Sheet1 is a data file and Sheet2 on Column A (From A1 to A100) contains specific keywords

    What I need is a macro to lookup all keywords from sheet2 on column A and search for those keywords on Sheet1, column B, C, and D, and delete every row except rows with Keywords.

    Thank you

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    Re: Search Keywords and Delete Every Line Except Keywords

    Hi,

    You may not need a macro, although of course you could encapsulate the procedure below in a macro. I'm reading this as you are wanting to delete rows from the Data sheet which don't have one of the keywords in columns b,c or d somewhere in the list of keywords in sheet2.

    Create a helper column, say E on the data sheet with the following formula in E1
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    Copy E1 down the whole of your data
    AutoFilter column E for the value 'delete'
    Select all the filtered rows and delete them
    Remove the Autofilter
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    Re: Search Keywords and Delete Every Line Except Keywords

    I get #N/A as the results. I also want this to be an automatic process. Appreciate any help!

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    Re: Search Keywords and Delete Every Line Except Keywords

    The #N/A suggests that you are trying to match the B,C & D values on a blank column A on Sheet2 - assuming you've not changed the formula

    If you want it automated it will need a macro. I suggest you upload the workbook so that we can advise further.

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    Re: Search Keywords and Delete Every Line Except Keywords

    I created a simple example File to show the similar pattern of what I need.

    Appreciate your help
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    Re: Search Keywords and Delete Every Line Except Keywords

    Try this:
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    Re: Search Keywords and Delete Every Line Except Keywords

    AdvancedFilter.
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    Re: Search Keywords and Delete Every Line Except Keywords

    Quote Originally Posted by Phuocam View Post
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    Works just fine. Thank you so much!

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    Re: Search Keywords and Delete Every Line Except Keywords

    Hi,

    Another option with the formula below in helper column E copied to E2:E10. (And if necessary have the macro add this formula for you)
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    Run the following macro

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    Re: Search Keywords and Delete Every Line Except Keywords

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Buttrey View Post
    Hi,

    Another option with the formula below in helper column E copied to E2:E10. (And if necessary have the macro add this formula for you)
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    Run the following macro

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    Works As Well. Thank you!

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