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How to loop through rows until a specific value found in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-09-14

In some cases, you may want to loop through rows one by one until a specific value found in a sheet. Here I introduce a macro code to help you to loop data until a specific value met.

Loop through until specific value


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1. Press Alt + F11 keys to enable the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

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

VBA: Loop through rows until specific value

Sub LoopUntilSpecificValue()
'UpdatebyExtendoffice20161222
    Dim fStr As String
    Dim strActAddress As String
    Dim fbool As Boolean
    Dim cnt As Long, cntRow As Long
    Dim xRg As Range, yRg As Range, zRg As Range
    fbool = False
    strActAddress = ""
    cnt = 0
    On Error Resume Next
    Set zRg = ActiveSheet.UsedRange
    cntRow = zRg.Rows.Count
   
    Set xRg = Application.InputBox _
        (Prompt:="Range select..", Title:="Kutools for Excel", Type:=8)
    fStr = Application.InputBox _
        (Prompt:="Search string?", Title:="Kutools for Excel", Type:=2)
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    For Each yRg In xRg
       
        If yRg.Row > cntRow Then
            MsgBox "Value not found ", vbInformation, "Kutools for Excel"
            Application.ScreenUpdating = True
            Exit Sub
        End If
        If yRg.Value2 = fStr Then
            Application.ScreenUpdating = True
            yRg.Activate
            fbool = True
            strActAddress = yRg.Address
            MsgBox "Value found in cell " & strActAddress, vbInformation, "Kutools for Excel"
            
            Exit Sub
        Else
            cnt = cnt + 1
        End If
        
    Next yRg
    
    If cnt = xRg.Count Then
        MsgBox "Value not found ", vbInformation, "Kutools for Excel"
    End If
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

doc loop until specific cell 1

3. Press F5 key, a dialog pops out for selecting a column to loop through. See screenshot:
doc loop until specific cell 2

4. Click OK, and type the string you want to find in the second popped out dialog. See screenshot:
doc loop until specific cell 3

5. Click OK. It will loop through the selection until the specify value found.
doc loop until specific cell 4

Note: if there is no matched value found, a dialog pops out to remind you there is no matched value found.
doc loop until specific cell 5

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