Need to do an "xlToRight"-type move in Excel to move right more than one column.


New Member
Mar 7, 2014
Hi! This is my first post, and I haven't been able to find the solution to my exact problem, even though I've found things that seemed similar but didn't work in my case.

I have a very nice piece of VBA that I got from Microsoft Answers: Loop thru one column, find specific text, shift right one column - Microsoft Community. I've used it tons of times already, but I need to tweak the code slightly to replicate the insert xlToRight more than once. Here's a copy of Microsoft's code:

[SIZE=2][COLOR=#000000][FONT=Tahoma]'Replace the "G" with the appropriate column you wish to search'Replace "TextStringHere" with the string you want to find.[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Tahoma]Dim myR As Range[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Tahoma]Set myR = Range("G:G").Find("TextStringHere")[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Tahoma]Do While Not myR Is Nothing[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Tahoma]    myR.Insert xlToRight[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Tahoma]    Set myR = Range("G:G").FindNext[/FONT][/COLOR]

[/SIZE][COLOR=#000000][FONT=Tahoma][SIZE=2]Loop [/SIZE]
My table was imported from a pipe-delimited file that did not account for null or blank values, so I mostly need to even up my columns by moving matching data in a cell "x" number of columns to the right.

I've tried:
myR.Insert xlToRight +2
Thanks for your help!

Scott Huish

MrExcel MVP
Mar 17, 2004
If you are looking to insert a column 2 columns from where it found the value, what about:
myR.Offset(,2).Insert xltoRight

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