Excel VBA Row Count
In VBA programming, referring to rows is most important as well, and counting them is one thing you must be aware of when it comes to VBA coding. We can get a lot of value if we understand the importance of counting rows with data in the worksheet. This article will show you how to count rows using VBA coding.
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How to Count Rows in VBA?
To count rowsCount RowsThere are numerous ways to count rows in Excel using the appropriate formula, whether they are data rows, empty rows, or rows containing numerical/text values. Depending on the circumstance, you can use the COUNTA, COUNT, COUNTBLANK, or COUNTIF functions., we need to use the RANGE object. In this object, we need to use the ROWS object. In this, we need to use the COUNT property.
Look at the below data in Excel.
From the above data, we need to identify how many rows are there from the range A1 to A8. So first, define the variable as an Integer to store the number of rows.
Sub Count_Rows_Example1() Dim No_Of_Rows As Integer End Sub
We will assign row numbers for this variable, so enter the variable name and the equal sign.
Sub Count_Rows_Example1() Dim No_Of_Rows As Integer No_Of_Rows = End Sub
We need to provide a range of cells, so open the RANGE objectRANGE ObjectRange is a property in VBA that helps specify a particular cell, a range of cells, a row, a column, or a three-dimensional range. In the context of the Excel worksheet, the VBA range object includes a single cell or multiple cells spread across various rows and columns. and supply the range as “A1:A8”.
Sub Count_Rows_Example1() Dim No_Of_Rows As Integer No_Of_Rows = Range("A1:A8") End Sub
Once we supply the range, we need to count the number of rows, so choose the ROWS property of the RANGE object.
We are counting several rows in the RANGE object’s ROWS property, so choose the “COUNT” property now.
Now in the message box, show the value of the variable.
Sub Count_Rows_Example1() Dim No_Of_Rows As Integer No_Of_Rows = Range("A1:A8").Rows.Count MsgBox No_Of_Rows End Sub
Now, run the code and see the count of rows of the supplied range of cells.
There are 8 rows supplied for the range, so the row count is 8 in the message box.
We have other ways of counting rows as well. For the above method, we need to supply a range of cells, showing the number of rows selected.
But imagine the scenario where we need to find the last use of any column. For example, take the same data as seen above.
To move to the last used cell from cell A1, we press the shortcut excel keyShortcut Excel KeyAn Excel shortcut is a technique of performing a manual task in a quicker way. “Ctrl + Down Arrow,” so it will take you to the last cell before the empty cell.
First, supply the cell as A1 using the RANGE object.
Sub Count_Rows_Example2() Dim No_Of_Rows As Integer No_Of_Rows = Range("A1") MsgBox No_Of_Rows End Sub
From this cell, we need to move down. We use Ctrl + Down Arrow in the worksheet, but in VBA, we use the END propertyEND PropertyEnd is a VBA statement that can be used in a variety of ways in VBA applications. Anywhere in the code, a simple End statement can be used to instantly end the execution of the code. In procedures, the end statement is used to end a subprocedure or any loop function, such as 'End if'.. Choose this property and open the bracket to see options.
Look there with the END key. We can see all the arrow keys like “xlDown, xlToLeft, xlToRight, and xlUp” since we need to move down and use the “xlDown” option.
Sub Count_Rows_Example2() Dim No_Of_Rows As Integer No_Of_Rows = Range("A1").End(xlDown) MsgBox No_Of_Rows End Sub
It will take you to the last cell before any break. We need the row number in the active cellActive CellThe active cell is the currently selected cell in a worksheet. Active cell in VBA can be used as a reference to move to another cell or change the properties of the same active cell or the cell's reference provided from the active cell. so use the ROW property.
Sub Count_Rows_Example2() Dim No_Of_Rows As Integer No_Of_Rows = Range("A1").End(xlDown).Row MsgBox No_Of_Rows End Sub
Now, this will show the last row numberLast Row NumberThe End(XLDown) method is the most commonly used method in VBA to find the last row, but there are other methods, such as finding the last value in VBA using the find function (XLDown)., which will be the count of the number of rows.
So in rows, we have data.
Example #3 – Find Last Used Row
Finding the last used row is important to decide how many times the loop has to run. Also, in the above method, the last row stops to select if there is any breakpoint cell. So in this method, we can find the last used row without any problems.
Open CELL propertyCELL PropertyCells are cells of the worksheet, and in VBA, when we refer to cells as a range property, we refer to the same cells. In VBA concepts, cells are also the same, no different from normal excel cells..
Sub Count_Rows_Example3() Dim No_Of_Rows As Integer No_Of_Rows = Cells( MsgBox No_Of_Rows End Sub
Now, we need to mention the row number to start with. The problem here is we are not sure how many rows of data we have so that we can go straight to the last row of the worksheet, for this mention, ROWS.COUNT property.
Sub Count_Rows_Example3() Dim No_Of_Rows As Integer No_Of_Rows = Cells(Rows.Count, MsgBox No_Of_Rows End Sub
Next, we need to mention in which column we are finding the last used row, so in this case, we are finding it in the first column, so mention 1.
Sub Count_Rows_Example3() Dim No_Of_Rows As Integer No_Of_Rows = Cells(Rows.Count, 1) MsgBox No_Of_Rows End Sub
At this moment, it will take you to the last cell of the first column. We need to move upwards to the last used cell from there onwards, so use the End(xlUp) property.
Sub Count_Rows_Example3() Dim No_Of_Rows As Integer No_Of_Rows = Cells(Rows.Count, 1).End(xlUp) MsgBox No_Of_Rows End Sub
So, this will take you to the last used cell of column 1, and in this cell, we need the row number, so use the ROW property to get the row number.
Sub Count_Rows_Example3() Dim No_Of_Rows As Integer No_Of_Rows = Cells(Rows.Count, 1).End(xlUp).Row MsgBox No_Of_Rows End Sub
Things to Remember
- The COUNT will give several rows in the worksheet.
- If you have a range, then it will give several rows selected in the range.
- The ROW property will return the active cell row number.
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