#### New Excel user needs help with simple Macro...

```Hello,

I am relatively need to Microsoft Excel and I need help creating a simple
Macro.

I would like to create a Macro that will:

- take the value of the selected value
- add it to the value of the cell below it
- if the sum of these two cells is zero -  replace values of both cells with
an x
- move to the next set of cells in the same column repeat the procedure
- continue the procedure for the entire column
- once that is done, for each cell with an x delete the entire row

the reason why I do not wish to delelte the rows on the fly is because it is
possible that after a deletion of a pair, the value of the cell above it and
the value of the cell below could also sum to zero but I would want to keep
these.

I have tried to accomplish this with the use of the Macro recorder and VBA
in Excel 2000 but have been thus far unsuccessful, any help would be much
appreciated.

R.

```
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```If I understand you correctly:

Public Sub DeleteSumToZeros()
Const dEpsilon As Double = 1e-10
Dim rCell As Range
Dim rDelete As Range
For Each rCell In Range("A1:A" & _
Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row - 1)
With rCell.Resize(2, 1)
If .Cells(1) + .Cells(2) < dEpsilon Then
If rDelete Is Nothing Then
Set rDelete = .Cells
Else
Set rDelete = Union(rDelete, .Cells)
End If
End If
End With
Next rCell
If Not rDelete Is Nothing Then rDelete.EntireRow.Delete
End Sub

Note: I used

If .Cells(1) + .Cells(2) < dEpsilon Then

rather than

If .Cells(1) = -.Cells(2) Then

to avoid missing a match due to small rounding errors, assuming that the
cells are calculated rather than directly entered. Adjust dEpsilon as
necessary

In article <X9OdnYsJAOAM8WncRVn-jg@rogers.com>,
"Rahim Kassam" <rahim.kassam@rogers.com> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I am relatively need to Microsoft Excel and I need help creating a simple
> Macro.
>
> I would like to create a Macro that will:
>
> - take the value of the selected value
> - add it to the value of the cell below it
> - if the sum of these two cells is zero -  replace values of both cells with
> an x
> - move to the next set of cells in the same column repeat the procedure
> - continue the procedure for the entire column
> - once that is done, for each cell with an x delete the entire row
>
> the reason why I do not wish to delelte the rows on the fly is because it is
> possible that after a deletion of a pair, the value of the cell above it and
> the value of the cell below could also sum to zero but I would want to keep
> these.
>
> I have tried to accomplish this with the use of the Macro recorder and VBA
> in Excel 2000 but have been thus far unsuccessful, any help would be much
> appreciated.
>
>
> R.
```
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1/24/2005 2:10:15 PM

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