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Hi Tom

The following piece of code will search a range of data; look for the column headings in the code and rearrange them according to the order specified in the code.

For column “D” I have written “test” and for column “E” I have written “test2”. However “test” and “test2” do not exist as column headings in the original dataset. So, when I run the code, the new column heading for “D” and “E” will be blank instead of “test” and “test2”.

The dataset informs a pivot table; if there are any blank column headings in the source data, I will get an error message.

Can the code be altered so that no column heading, between (A1:AZ1) is left blank after the code is run?

Sub rearrangecolumns()

Dim s As String, v As Variant, r As Range, cell As Range

Dim i As Long, r1 As Range

s = "{""A"",""Name"";""B"",""Year"";""C"",""Gender"";" & _

"""D"",""test"";""E"",""test2"";""F"",""FSM""}"

v = Evaluate(s)

'For i = LBound(v, 1) To UBound(v, 1)

' Debug.Print v(i, 1), v(i, 2)

'Next

For i = LBound(v, 1) To UBound(v, 1)

Set r = Range("A1", Cells(1, Columns.Count).End(xlToLeft))

If Len(Trim(v(i, UBound(v, 2)))) <> 0 Then

For Each cell In r

If LCase(cell.Value) = LCase(v(i, UBound(v, 2))) Then

Set r1 = Cells(1, v(i, LBound(v, 1))).EntireColumn

cell.EntireColumn.Copy

r1.Insert shift:=xlToRight

cell.EntireColumn.Delete

Exit For

End If

Next

Else

Set r1 = Cells(1, v(i, LBound(v, 1))).EntireColumn

r1.Insert shift:=xlToRight

End If

Next

End Sub

Thanks in advance

Chris Mitchell

Christopher Mitchell,

Try this and see if it does what you want:

Sub rearrangecolumns()

Dim s As String, v As Variant, r As Range, cell As Range

Dim i As Long, r1 As Range

s = "{""A"",""Name"";""B"",""Year"";""C"",""Gender"";" & _

"""D"",""test"";""E"",""test2"";""F"",""FSM""}"

v = Evaluate(s)

'For i = LBound(v, 1) To UBound(v, 1)

' Debug.Print v(i, 1), v(i, 2)

'Next

For i = LBound(v, 1) To UBound(v, 1)

Set r = Range("A1", Cells(1, Columns.Count).End(xlToLeft))

If Len(Trim(v(i, UBound(v, 2)))) <> 0 Then

bFound = False

For Each cell In r

If LCase(cell.Value) = LCase(v(i, UBound(v, 2))) Then

Set r1 = Cells(1, v(i, LBound(v, 1))).EntireColumn

cell.EntireColumn.Copy

r1.Insert shift:=xlToRight

cell.EntireColumn.Delete

bFound = True

Exit For

End If

Next

End If

If Not bFound Then

Set r1 = Cells(1, v(i, LBound(v, 1))).EntireColumn

r1.Insert shift:=xlToRight

Cells(1, r1.Column - 1) = v(i, UBound(v, 2))

End If

Next

j = 1

For Each cell In Range("A1:AZ1")

If Len(Trim(cell)) = 0 Then

cell.Value = "DUM" & j

j = j + 1

End If

Next

End Sub

--

Regards,

Tom Ogilvy

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