Hi Tom

I have a large body of data in "sheet1" that contains the names of students and their class codes

Classes are selected from the dropdown list in column A worksheet "Choose class"

I need a piece of code that will do the following.

When the code is run only the rows that contain the classes selected will remain.

The data is in "sheet1.  The column with the class codes is entitled "group"

Is this possible?  If it is not a complex piece of code, could you write it for me?

Thanks in advance

Chris Mitchell

Christopher Mitchell,

the basic code is

(I assume classes on sheet1 are listed in column B starting in row 2 and there are nothing but classes listed in column B below that point

Sub deleterows()
Dim sh as worksheet, lastrow as long, i as long
Dim sh2 as Worksheet, r2 as Range  ' column A of choose class
set sh2 = worksheets("Choose class")
set r2 = sh2.columns(1)
set sh = worksheets("Sheet1")

lastrow = sh.Cells(sh.rows.count, "B").End(xlup).row
for i = lastrow to 2 step -1
 if application.countif(r2, sh.cells(i, "B").value) = 0 then
 end if
End Sub

test this on a copy of your workbook until you are satisfied it works as expected.

I tested it and it worked for me, but my interpretation of the requirement may be incorrect or inconsistent with what you have stated.

Tom Ogilvy  
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