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Selecting the First Cell In a Row

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated April 6, 2022)
This tip applies to Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Excel in Microsoft 365


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If you need to select the first cell in a row from within your macro, you can do it with the Select method, as follows:

Cells(ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.Row, 1).Select

Once executed, the selected cell becomes the first cell (in column A) of the current row. If you run this line while a range of cells is selected, then the cell in column A of the first row of the selection is selected.

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ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (7602) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Excel in Microsoft 365. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Excel here: Selecting the First Cell In a Row.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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What is 9 - 3?

2022-04-07 04:36:30

Rick Rothstein

@RKeev,

You changed the problem from the one Allen proposed. He wanted the selection to move to Column A on the same row as the ActiveCell whereas your code selects the next (downward) visible cell within the same column as the ActiveCell. Given that, your function does not need to be that "complex"... you can do what your code does with a single line of code...

Range(ActiveCell.Offset(1), Cells(Rows.Count, ActiveCell.Column)).SpecialCells(xlVisible)(1).Select


2022-04-06 09:46:52

RKeev

What if there are hidden rows?
This selects the next visible cell from the active cell
Sub NextVisible()
Dim r As Range
Set r = ActiveCell
For i = 1 To Rows.Count
Set r = r.Offset(1, 0)
If r.EntireRow.Hidden = False Then
r.Select
Exit Sub
End If
Next
End Sub


2022-04-06 04:32:11

Rick Rothstein

Another way to do this...

ActiveCell.EntireRow.Cells(1).Select


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