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    InStr Date Regex Match to Delete Row

    Hello, I'm looking to delete an entire row from data, if a date in a cell before the underscore is the same as the date after it. Rest of the characters can be set to anything with regex. All cells in column 'D' follow this format:
    XX.XXXXXXXXddmmyyyy_ddmmyy_X123456

    I've tried using InStr as well as some sort of regex to solve this but couldn't really get it to work the way I wanted to, perhaps due to the date formatting or the fact that the same cell is being compared with itself, and so I'll greatly appreciate your help with this.

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    Re: InStr Date Regex Match to Delete Row

    UDF
    Use in cell like
    =ConsecutiveDates(A1)
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    Re: InStr Date Regex Match to Delete Row

    Is regexp necessary here?
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    Re: InStr Date Regex Match to Delete Row

    @jindon
    Thank you but for some reason it shows 'FALSE' for the cells where the dates do appear twice. Perhaps something to do with regex?
    It can go like: anythingDDMMYYYY_DDMMYYanything and the bits DDMMYY must match.

    @Jacc
    Thank you. This does work fine for individual cells.
    Would you be so kind please and explain how this could be changed so that a loop could go through all of column 'D', as well as delete the entire row instead of showing a msgbox? Not sure how I could add the 'LastRow' functionality here for this loop because I'm assuming this would probably be the best choice?

    Many thanks!

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    Re: InStr Date Regex Match to Delete Row

    Quote Originally Posted by Frenzyy View Post
    @jindon
    It can go like: anythingDDMMYYYY_DDMMYYanything and the bits DDMMYY must match.
    I thought it would be ddmmyyyy vs ddmmyyyy...
    change pattern to
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    Re: InStr Date Regex Match to Delete Row

    Thanks for your help!

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    Re: InStr Date Regex Match to Delete Row

    Quote Originally Posted by Frenzyy View Post
    @Jacc
    Thank you. This does work fine for individual cells.
    Would you be so kind please and explain how this could be changed so that a loop could go through all of column 'D', as well as delete the entire row instead of showing a msgbox? Not sure how I could add the 'LastRow' functionality here for this loop because I'm assuming this would probably be the best choice?

    Many thanks!
    I can. If you would be so kind and please post a workbook with sample data as instructed in the yellow box at the top of the thread.

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    Re: InStr Date Regex Match to Delete Row

    I actually managed to do it already but I really appreciate your willingness to do so. Have a great day!

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