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KJ's avatar
Occasional Contributor
4 years ago

delete a row in an excel file

I am attempting to use this line of code from a very old post:


This doesn't seem to work.  The Test Complete type ahead only contains Cell, CelCount and Row Count.  I simply want to delete one row or a range of rows from an excel file. 


Any assistance is appreciated.

9 Replies

  • Marsha_R's avatar
    Champion Level 3

    What is it that you are trying to do with the data that ends up with you deleting it?  Best practice is to not delete your test data.  Perhaps we can find you another way to run the test without doing that.

    • KJ's avatar
      Occasional Contributor

      Actually the task is a little bit trickier then that.  I have three excel files.  I need to manipulate each one, for example


      Excel1 - delete the first five rows and the last row of data, then copy all data in three columns and paste into Excel3.


      Excel 2 - copy data from three columns and then paste into Excel3

      This kind of task was doable in UFT, but now that I am using Test Complete, it's a lot different.

      Any help is appreciated.

      • Marsha_R's avatar
        Champion Level 3

        How do you get this data into Excel1 and Excel2 in the first place?

  • edwards142's avatar
    New Contributor

    I have some simple fixes using which you can easily delete blank rows in Excel.


    1. Choose the data set > press Ctrl + F keys to open the Find and Replace dialog.

    2. Hit the “Options” button > choose “Values” from “Look in” And let the “Find What” text box blank > click “Find All”.

    3. Dialog box of “Find and Replace” will highlight entire blank cells.

    4. Click any one record > press Ctrl + A for selecting the entire blank cells.

    5. Close the dialog box of “Find and Replace” and without clicking anywhere else go to Home > Delete > Delete Rows.

    6. Doing this will delete the entire selected rows.


    For more tricks like this, check out this link.