How to Select the Current Region Minus the First Row

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This article contains a sample Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications macro (Sub procedure) that selects the current data area without the top row.


Microsoft provides programming examples for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied. This includes, but is not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This article assumes that you are familiar with the programming language that is being demonstrated and with the tools that are used to create and to debug procedures. Microsoft support engineers can help explain the functionality of a particular procedure, but they will not modify these examples to provide added functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific requirements. The following macro selects the visible cells of the current data area without selecting the top row:
    Sub Resize()

       ' Selects the current data area.

       ' Selects the current data area without the top row.
       Selection.Offset(1, 0).Resize(Selection.Rows.Count - 1).Select

       ' Selects the visible cells of the selection.
       ' This is useful if data is filtered or contains hidden rows.

   End Sub

To use the macro, follow these steps:
  1. Type the macro code in a new module or module sheet.
  2. Enter the following data in a new worksheet:
          A1: Name   B1: Amount
          A2: Bob    B2: 1
          A3: Sue    B3: 2
          A4: Mary   B4: 1
          A5: Jane   B5: 3
  3. Select cell A1.
  4. On the Data menu, point to Filter, and then click AutoFilter.
  5. Click the drop-down arrow in the Amount field, and click 1 in the drop-down list.

    Your sample list will now be filtered, with just the records for Bob and Mary displayed.
  6. Run the Resize macro.

    The resulting selection will be the visible cells of the current data area without the top header row.


Article ID: 148462 - Last Review: June 23, 2005 - Revision: 2.0
  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Excel 98 for Macintosh
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