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How to delete rows above active cell or specific text in Excel?

If there is a huge worksheet with multiple rows, and you just want to delete all rows above the active cell or a specific text, how can you handle it? You can delete the rows by selecting them and then right click to choose Delete from the context menu manually. But here, I have VBA codesto quickly delete rows above, if you are interested in it, please read the below detail.

Delete rows above with VBA codes

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Here I introduce two VBA codes for you, one is delete rows above the active (selected cell), another one is remove the rows above the specified text.

1. Select a cell which you want to delete rows above it, and press Alt + F11 keys to open Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste below code to the Module script.

VBA: Delete rows above active cell

Sub DeleteRowsAboveActive()
Range("A1:A" & ActiveCell.Row - 1).EntireRow.Delete
End Sub

 

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3. Press F5 key, then the rows above active cell have been removed. See screenshot:
doc delete rows above 2

If you want to delete rows above the specified text, you can use below VBA.

VBA: Delete rows above the specified text

Sub DeleteRowsABove()
'UpdatebyExtendoffice20161109
    Dim fRg As Range
    
    Set fRg = Cells.Find(What:="Total Group", LookAt:=xlWhole)
    
    If Not fRg Is Nothing Then
        If fRg.Row <> 1 Then
            Range("A1", fRg.Offset(-1)).EntireRow.Delete
        Else
            MsgBox "Total Group is in the first row already", vbInformation, "Kutools for Excel"
        End If
    Else
       MsgBox "Do not find Total Group", vbInformation, "Kutools for Excel"
    End If
    
End Sub

 

doc delete rows above 3

Note:

1. In the code, Total Group is the text you want to find, you can change it as you need.

2. If the text you find has been in the first row already, a dialog will pop out to remind you.
doc delete rows above 4

3. If the text you find does not exist in the sheet, a dialog as below screenshot shown will pop out to remind you.
doc delete rows above 5

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