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Hi Tom

I've found a former macro you offered for hiding rows and need some help with modification please.

Sub HideRows()
Dim cell As Range, rng As Range
Cells.Rows.Hidden = False
On Error Resume Next
Set rng = Columns(3).SpecialCells(xlFormulas, xlNumbers)
On Error GoTo 0
For Each cell In rng
If cell.Value = 0 Then
   cell.EntireRow.Hidden = True
End If
End Sub

It ALMOST does what I want... !

The macro hides the rows in my column 3 where the value=0 but I actually want them hidden only if the cell value is blank (there is a formula in the cell that will leave it blank under certain circumstances).

There are two solutions I can think of:

Solution 1:  if cell is blank
Change the IF to cell.value = BLANK.  However, there are other cells in the same column (under headings, with totals etc.) that are also blank that I don't want hidden.

Solution 2:  if cell equals cell immediately above
The table I'm working with repeats the last-referenced row of look-up information for the remainder of a table. (You'll see from the attached image that the formula result in Col C remains blank - if that cell equals the one above - and I could just copy the formula to all following columns, but then I'm back at the above problem:  blank cells, rows not hidden.)

How can I change the macro so that the entire row is hidden:
  if cell.value Rx= cell R(x-1)

Definitely open to any other easier way!

Thank you for any help you can offer.


Sub HideRows()
Dim cell As Range, rng As Range
Cells.Rows.Hidden = False
For Each cell In Range("C12", cells(rows.count, "D").End(xlup).offset(0,-1))
If cell.Value = cell.offset(-1,0)  Then
  cell.EntireRow.Hidden = True
End If
End Sub

should hide rows 33 to 38  (I believe it is 33, could be 32 - the second blank cell in column C at the bottom)

Tom Ogilvy  
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