Replace a word with nothing VBA

Mr2017

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Hi

I have the word 'Thomson's' in cell C2, but I want to replace it with nothing, using VBA.

The code below replaces it with a blank space instead of nothing - if you use =len(C2) in cell D2 after the code is run, it shows that there is ONE character instead of zero characters.

Does anyone know how to replace text with nothing using VBA, please?

VBA Code:
Sub ReplaceThomsons()


    Columns("C").Replace What:="Thomson's", _
                            Replacement:="", _
                            LookAt:=xlPart, _
                            SearchOrder:=xlByRows, _
                            MatchCase:=False, _
                            SearchFormat:=False, _
                            ReplaceFormat:=False
End Sub
 

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Joe4

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My guess is that your code is actually working correctly.
I am willing to bet that the issue is that there is an extra space either before or after the word "Thomson's" in your data.

So it is probably correctly replacing "Thomson's" with nothing, but it is not replacing that extra space that you probably have in there along with "Thomson's".
 

Fluff

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How about
VBA Code:
Sub ReplaceThomsons()


    With Columns("C")
            .Replace What:="Thomson's", _
                            Replacement:="", _
                            LookAt:=xlPart, _
                            SearchOrder:=xlByRows, _
                            MatchCase:=False, _
                            SearchFormat:=False, _
                            ReplaceFormat:=False
            .Value = .Value
    End With
End Sub
 

Mr2017

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Yes, that was a good (and correct) guess - @Joe4 - thank you!

And @Fluff the code you wrote above worked as intended, so thank you!
 

Fluff

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Glad we could help & thanks for the feedback.
 

Mr2017

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No problem.

Thank you!
 

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