How to select a column based on the column header in Excel?
Supposing, you have a large worksheet which contains multiple columns, and now, you would like to select the specific column based on a column header name. To find the column by column in a large worksheet will waste much time, this article, I will introduce a quick method to solve this job in Excel.
The following VBA code can help you to select the columns based on a specific header name, please do as this:
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: Select column based on column header name:
Sub FindAddressColumn() 'Updateby Extendoffcie Dim xRg As Range Dim xRgUni As Range Dim xFirstAddress As String Dim xStr As String On Error Resume Next xStr = "Name" Set xRg = Range("A1:P1").Find(xStr, , xlValues, xlWhole, , , True) If Not xRg Is Nothing Then xFirstAddress = xRg.Address Do Set xRg = Range("A1:P1").FindNext(xRg) If xRgUni Is Nothing Then Set xRgUni = xRg Else Set xRgUni = Application.Union(xRgUni, xRg) End If Loop While (Not xRg Is Nothing) And (xRg.Address <> xFirstAddress) End If xRgUni.EntireColumn.Select End Sub
Note: In the above code, A1:P1 is the range of headers that you want to select columns from, and “Name” in the script xStr = "Name" is the header name that you want to select columns based on. Please change them to your need.
3. After copying and pasting the code, please press F5 key to run this code, and all the columns with the specific header name have been selected at once, see screenshot: