# Excel/Altering VBA

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QUESTION: Hi Tom

The following piece of code, when executed, will look into column “B” and check to see if there is an instance of the numbers: 7, 8, 9, 10 or 11.  If any of these numbers is missing the code will place it at the bottom of the list.

Could you alter the code so that the word “blank” is placed in column “A” alongside the newly inserted number in column “B”?

Chris

Sub Sheet2rng7891011()
'
' Sheet2rng7891011 Macro
'

'

Dim icol As Long, lastrow As Long, i As Long
Dim scol As String
Dim sh As Worksheet

Set sh = Worksheets("Sheet2rng")
scol = "B"
icol = sh.Range(scol & ":" & scol).Column

lastrow = sh.Cells(sh.Rows.Count, icol).End(xlUp).Row
For i = 7 To 11
If Application.CountIf(sh.Cells(1, icol).Resize(lastrow, 1), i) = 0 Then
lastrow = lastrow + 1
sh.Cells(lastrow, icol).Value = i
End If
Next

Calculate

End Sub

Sub Sheet2rng7891011()
'
' Sheet2rng7891011 Macro
'

'

Dim icol As Long, lastrow As Long, i As Long
Dim scol As String
Dim sh As Worksheet

Set sh = Worksheets("Sheet2rng")
scol = "B"
icol = sh.Range(scol & ":" & scol).Column

lastrow = sh.Cells(sh.Rows.Count, icol).End(xlUp).Row
For i = 7 To 11
If Application.CountIf(sh.Cells(1, icol).Resize(lastrow, 1), i) = 0 Then
lastrow = lastrow + 1
sh.Cells(lastrow, icol).Value = i
sh.Cells(lastrow, "A").Value = "blank"  '<== added line
End If
Next

Calculate

End Sub

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Regards,
Tom Ogilvy

---------- FOLLOW-UP ----------

QUESTION: Hi Tom

Could this code be altered so that each new instance of the word "blank" becomes "blank1", blank2" etc.  So that if the word "blank" is placed in column "A" five times instead of:

Column  A          Column B
blank          7
blank          8
blank          9
blank          10
blank          11

I will see

Column  A          Column B
blank          7
blank1          8
blank2          9
blank3          10
blank4          11

Chris

Christopher Mitchell,

Sub Sheet2rng7891011()
'
' Sheet2rng7891011 Macro
'

'

Dim icol As Long, lastrow As Long, i As Long
Dim scol As String
Dim sh As Worksheet
Dim seq as Long

Set sh = Worksheets("Sheet2rng")
scol = "B"
icol = sh.Range(scol & ":" & scol).Column

lastrow = sh.Cells(sh.Rows.Count, icol).End(xlUp).Row
seq = 1          '<== line added
For i = 7 To 11
If Application.CountIf(sh.Cells(1, icol).Resize(lastrow, 1), i) = 0 Then
lastrow = lastrow + 1
sh.Cells(lastrow, icol).Value = i
sh.Cells(lastrow, "A").Value = "blank" & seq  '<== modified line
seq = seq + 1          '<== line added
End If
Next

Calculate

End Sub

--
Regards,
Tom Ogilvy

Questioner's Rating
 Rating(1-10) Knowledgeability = 10 Clarity of Response = 10 Politeness = 10 Comment Fantastic. Thank you very much. Chris

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