VBA Insert Row

Updated on June 7, 2024
Article byJeevan A Y
Edited byAshish Kumar Srivastav
Reviewed byDheeraj Vaidya, CFA, FRM

Inserting a row in VBA somewhat differs from inserting a column in VBA. In columns, we used the entire column method to insert rows and the worksheet method with the insert command to insert a row. We also provide a row reference where we want to insert another row similar to the columns.

Insert Row with VBA Excel

We can perform almost all our actions in Excel with VBA coding. For example, we can copy, paste, delete, and do many more things through the VBA language. “Inserting Row” is one such method we often do in Excel. This article will show you how to perform the insert row method in VBA.

VBA Insert Row

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How to Insert Row in Excel VBA?

Below are the various methods of using VBA to insert a row in Excel.

Method #1 – Using the Insert Method

In VBA, we need to use a similar technique in the Excel worksheet to insert a row. In VBA, we need to use the range object to insert the row.

For example, look at the below code.


Sub InsertRow_Example1()


End Sub

This code will move down cell A1 to the B1 and insert the only cell.

VBA Insert Row Example 1-3

It will cause so many problems in terms of handling the data. It will just move the mentioned cell down, and all associated columns remain the same.

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Method #2 – Using Entire Row Property

In the top insert row, we can use several methods. The below method will insert the entire row above the selected cell.

Step 1: Mention the cell address first.


Sub InsertRow_Example2()


End Sub
Using Entire Row 1

Step 2: Instead of just selecting the “Entire Row” property.


Sub InsertRow_Example2()


End Sub
Using Entire Row 1-1

Step 3: After accessing the entire row property,use the insert method.


Sub InsertRow_Example2()


End Sub
Using Entire Row 1-2

It will insert the row above cell A1. Since A1 is the first row, it will move down the A1 cell to B1.

Using Entire Row 1-3

As you can see in the above image, it has to insert the entire row, not the single cell.

Method #3 – Using Row Numbers

In the above example, we have just used the single-cell address and inserted the row. However, we can also insert it by using row numbers.

Assume you want to insert a row below the 5th row. First, we need to mention the row numbers using the RANGE object.


Sub InsertRow_Example3()


End Sub

Since we have mentioned the entire row as 6:6, we need to use the Entire Row property here. Then, we can use the “INSERT” method.


Sub InsertRow_Example3()


End Sub

It will also insert the entire row, not the single cell.

Using Row Numbers 1

If you want to insert two rows below the 5th row, we need to select 2 rows first and then use the INSERT method.

Sub InsertRow_Example3()


End Sub

It will insert two rows below the 5th row.

Using Row Numbers 1-1

Like this, we can insert as many rows as possible in the worksheet.

Method #4 – Using Active Cell Property

We can use the Active Cell VBA property to insert rows. The active cell is nothing but a presently selected cell.

Assume you are in cell B5 and want to insert a row above. Then, you can use the ActiveCell property.

Sub InsertRow_Example4()


End Sub

It will insert the row above the active cell.

Method #5 – Using Active Cell Property with Offset Function

Assume you want to insert a row after two rows of the active cell. We need to use the Offset function to offset the number of rows.

Assume you are in the B5 cell.

Using Active Cell with offset 1

We can use the code below if you want to insert the row after the 2nd row from the active cell.


Sub InsertRow_Example5()

  ActiveCell.Offset(2, 0).EntireRow.Insert

End Sub

It will insert a row after the 6th row.

Using Active Cell with offset 1-1

Insert Alternative Rows

Inserting alternative rows is what we have come across many times. For example, look at the below data image.

Insert Alternative Rows 1

Now, we need to insert alternative rows. Finally, we need to use loops to insert every alternate row.


Sub InsertRow_Example6()
  Dim K As Integer
  Dim X As Integer

  X = 1

  For K = 1 To 4
    Cells(X, 1).EntireRow.Insert
    X = X + 2
  Next K
End Sub

This will insert rows like this.

Insert Alternative Rows 1-1

You can download this VBA Insert Row Excel here. VBA Insert Row Excel Template

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