VBA - Remove Leading and Trailing Spaces from a Column in Excel

paulfitz320

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Hi

Could anybody post a VBA routine to remove LEADING and TRAILING spaces from a Column of Text in Excel please. COL A will do for example purposes. Cant find exactly what I'm looking for on Google.

Thanks
 

Fluff

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Re: Simple VBA - Remove Leading and Trailing Spaces from a Column in Excel

If they are normal spaces try
Code:
Sub paulfitz320()
   Dim Cl As Range
   For Each Cl In Range("A2", Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp))
      Cl.Value = Trim(Cl.Value)
   Next Cl
End Sub
 

Jaafar Tribak

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Re: Simple VBA - Remove Leading and Trailing Spaces from a Column in Excel

Or
Code:
 Columns(1).Value = Evaluate("if(Row(), Trim(" & Columns(1).Address & "))")
 

Fluff

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Re: Simple VBA - Remove Leading and Trailing Spaces from a Column in Excel

Jaafar
That will also remove any extra spaces within the cell, not just leading/trailing spaces.
 

Jaafar Tribak

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Re: Simple VBA - Remove Leading and Trailing Spaces from a Column in Excel

Jaafar
That will also remove any extra spaces within the cell, not just leading/trailing spaces.
True.... I missed that.

Thank you.
 

paulfitz320

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Re: Simple VBA - Remove Leading and Trailing Spaces from a Column in Excel

Thanks very much for the replies.

I have one more....

A VBA routine to replace all values in COL A that are greater than 15 and less than 999, with the number 16.
 

Fluff

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Re: Simple VBA - Remove Leading and Trailing Spaces from a Column in Excel

As that is a different question, please start a new thread.
Thanks
 

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