VBA - Using the IF function for 2 cells

December 2016




Issue


I've been looking unsuccesfully everywhere for an answer to how to create an IF loop for the following situation:
  • I have an Excel sheet with different words eg. names, going all the way down column A.
  • I want to create a loop where if two cells have different names, then 2 blank rows gets inserted between them.


eg.
Cell A1: Anne
Cell A2: Anne
Cell A3: Bob
Cell A4: Charlie


So between A1 & A2 two blanks rows will be inserted. Between Bob & Charlie another 2 blank rows gets inserted.

Solution


Try this macro
when you invoke the macro...
An input box will come up. fill in the initial cell address for e.g A10.


Sub test()  
Columns("A:A").Sort Key1:=Range("A1"), Order1:=xlAscending, Header:=xlGuess  
Dim j As Integer, k As Integer, m As Integer, r As String  
 r = InputBox("type the first cell under reference e.g. A10")  
m = Range(r).Row  
j = Range("A10").End(xlDown).Row  
'j is the last row  
For k = j To m + 1 Step -1  
If Cells(k, 1) <> Cells(k - 1, 1) Then  
Range(Cells(k, 1), Cells(k + 1, 1)).EntireRow.Insert  
End If  
Next k  
End Sub

Note


Thanks to venkat1926 for this tip on the forum.

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