Update column in worksheet based on criteria with data from another worksheet

jayped

New Member
Hi there,

I'd like help creating a macro that allows me to essentially copy and paste information from one worksheet to another based on criteria that will save a great amount of time were it done manually. In the main worksheet I have a column labelled 'Reference' and a column labelled 'Statement Date' and the second worksheet would contain the Statement information which would have a reference column and a date column. I want the macro to update the "Statement Date' in the main worksheet with the date from the Statement tab based on the reference number in the main tab.


Thanks!!
 

DanteAmor

Well-known Member
Try this, Just adjust the names of the sheets and the reference and date columns.

Code:
Sub Update_column()
  Dim ws1 As Worksheet, ws2 As Worksheet, c As Range, f As Range
  Set ws1 = Sheets("[COLOR=#ff0000]Main[/COLOR]")
  Set ws2 = Sheets("[COLOR=#ff0000]Sheet2[/COLOR]")
  For Each c In ws1.Range("[COLOR=#ff0000]A[/COLOR]2", ws1.Range("[COLOR=#ff0000]A[/COLOR]" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp))
    Set f = ws2.Range("[COLOR=#ff0000]A:A[/COLOR]").Find(c, , xlValues, xlWhole)
    If Not f Is Nothing Then
      ws1.Cells(c.Row, "[COLOR=#ff0000]B[/COLOR]") = ws2.Cells(f.Row, "[COLOR=#ff0000]B[/COLOR]")
    End If
  Next
End Sub
 

jayped

New Member
Thank you for your help!

Just one problem which I think lies at "If Not f Is Nothing" - I don't want dates that may have been entered previously to be deleted when I run the macro because the references can't be found on sheet 2. I just want blank cells to be updated and everything else remains as is. What would be the best way around this?
 

jayped

New Member
Also, can you provide something similar for a single worksheet if i had the same 2 worksheets in one side by side?
 

DanteAmor

Well-known Member
Thank you for your help!

Just one problem which I think lies at "If Not f Is Nothing" - I don't want dates that may have been entered previously to be deleted when I run the macro because the references can't be found on sheet 2. I just want blank cells to be updated and everything else remains as is. What would be the best way around this?
Try this

Code:
Sub Update_column()
  Dim ws1 As Worksheet, ws2 As Worksheet, c As Range, f As Range
  Set ws1 = Sheets("Main")
  Set ws2 = Sheets("Sheet2")
  For Each c In ws1.Range("A2", ws1.Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp))
    Set f = ws2.Range("A:A").Find(c, , xlValues, xlWhole)
    If Not f Is Nothing Then

     [COLOR=#0000ff] if ws1.Cells(c.Row, "B") = "" then [/COLOR]ws1.Cells(c.Row, "B") = ws2.Cells(f.Row, "B")
    End If
  Next
End Sub
 

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