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How to delete rows with negative values in Excel?

Supposing, you have the following data range, and you want to delete the entire rows if the number is negative in column B, are there any good methods to solve this problem in Excel?

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Delete rows with negative numbers by using VBA code

Delete rows with negative numbers by using Kutools for Excel


arrow blue right bubble Delete rows with negative numbers by using VBA code


The following VBA code may help you to delete the entire rows if there are negative numbers in a specific column, please do as follows:

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module Window.

VBA code: Delete rows with negative numbers

Sub Deleter()
'updatebyExtendoffice 20160303
    Dim xRg As Range
    Dim xCell As Range
    Dim xTxt As String
    Dim I As Long
    On Error Resume Next
    xTxt = ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.Address
Sel:
    Set xRg = Nothing
    Set xRg = Application.InputBox("please select the data range:", "Kutools for Excel", xTxt, , , , , 8)
    If xRg Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
    If xRg.Areas.Count > 1 Then
        MsgBox "does not support multiple selections, please select again", vbInformation, "Kutools for Excel"
        GoTo Sel
    End If
    If xRg.Columns.Count > 1 Then
        MsgBox "does not support multiple columns, please select again", vbInformation, "Kutools for Excel"
        GoTo Sel
    End If
    For I = xRg.Rows.Count To 1 Step -1
        If xRg.Cells(I) < 0 Then xRg.Cells(I).EntireRow.Delete
    Next
End Sub

3. And then press F5 key to execute this code, in the prompt box, please select the number column that you want to find the negative numbers from, see screenshot:

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4. Then click OK button, the rows with negative numbers have been deleted at once.


arrow blue right bubble Delete rows with negative numbers by using Kutools for Excel

For handle this job, Kutools for Excel’s Select Specific Cells feature also can do you a favor, with this utility, you can select the entire rows containing the negative values firstly, and then delete the whole rows as you need.

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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as follows:

1. Select the column contains negative numbers that you want to delete.

2. Then click Kutools > Select > Select Specific Cells, see screenshot:

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3. In the Select Specific Cells dialog box, select Entire row option in the Selection type, and then choose Less than from the Specific type and enter 0 into the text box beside the criteria, see screenshot:

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4. Then click Ok, the rows which contains negative numbers have been selected at once, and then click Home > Delete > Delete Sheet Rows to delete the selected rows as you need, see screenshots:

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Tips: You can also right click to select Delete from the context menu to delete the selected rows.


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    prakash · 1 years ago
    thanks for the delete function .. works great .. must be numeric field not just - regards
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    Jon White · 1 years ago
    Thanks for this!

    Is there a way of doing this with positive values too?
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      skyyang · 1 years ago
      Hi, Jon,
      To remove rows with positive values, you just need to apply the following code, please try.
      Sub Deleter()
      Dim xRg As Range
      Dim xCell As Range
      Dim xTxt As String
      Dim I As Long
      On Error Resume Next
      xTxt = ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.Address
      Sel:
      Set xRg = Nothing
      Set xRg = Application.InputBox("please select the data range:", "Kutools for Excel", xTxt, , , , , 8)
      If xRg Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
      If xRg.Areas.Count > 1 Then
      MsgBox "does not support multiple selections, please select again", vbInformation, "Kutools for Excel"
      GoTo Sel
      End If
      If xRg.Columns.Count > 1 Then
      MsgBox "does not support multiple columns, please select again", vbInformation, "Kutools for Excel"
      GoTo Sel
      End If
      For I = xRg.Rows.Count To 1 Step -1
      If xRg.Cells(I) > 0 Then xRg.Cells(I).EntireRow.Delete
      Next
      End Sub