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clear for cell closed file before export data from open file


Hi Guys

I  have   a problem  about clearing   data for  second file  is  closed  when import data from first  file  is  open . the  only  problem   in  the  code is column A for  second  file it  doesn't  clear  the whole cells  before  import  data from first  file  . it  keep  old  numbers in  column A for  second  file . based on  first file  should be 66  elemnts  , but  in  second  file  keep old  numbers after  row 67  should  delete that.

any  idea to  correct  this  problem ,please? 



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Hi Leopard

I think the problem is that your offset is wrong in the code section below:

  Application.ScreenUpdating = False
  ExtBk.Worksheets("REPORT").Cells(1, 1).CurrentRegion.Offset(1, 1).ClearContents
  For i = 2 To lRow
     ExtBk.Worksheets("REPORT").Cells(i, 1).Value = IntBk.Worksheets("TABLE 1").Cells(i, 1).Value


since it clears from B2 (not A2) down and right.  That leaves column A unchanged in ExtBk. The ClearContents line should instead read:

ExtBk.Worksheets("REPORT").Cells(1, 1).CurrentRegion.Offset(1, 0).ClearContents

Hope this fixes things for you.



Hi John ,
always way of count  the  columns in EXCEL  is  different with our realistic life . yes  the  column A should  be  0  not  1 as  I  did it .
  thanks  very  much  for  this spotting
leopard (rep: 88) Mar 7, '23 at 6:56 am
Glad that fixed it. Thanks for selecting my Answer, Leopard.

It's not really counting columns or rows here but the number they are offset (or different) by. Please note that I corrected a typo in my Answer (so it reads cell A2 not B2).
John_Ru (rep: 6142) Mar 7, '23 at 7:02 am
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