Hi, I could really use some expert assistance on a problem I'm having trying to find a macro to do what I need to do and if anyone could assist, it would be greatly appreciated.

I'm posting this particular problem on this forum, because I've seen a lot of similar solutions to the problem I have posted here already, but not close enough where I can copy the code and make it work for myself.

I have two columns of Part Numbers from two similar indented Bills of Material. These list can be as long as 18K rows. From the top down, I need to go down each of the list and put the matching entries from column A on the same row as the matching entry in column B or vise-versa, (leaving spaces adjacent to non-matches). The kicker here is that the sort order of either column can not change, because that would interfere with the identity of the product structure. Therefore, there will be blank cells next to those Part Numbers that appear only on one Bill of Material. So the only thing that will happen is that things will shift down in each column until there are matching aligning cells in a row. Seems odd, but the whole idea here is that someone can take two BOMâ€™s for similar products and have a side-by-side comparison. The matches will be easy to spot because they will be directly beside each other.

In a nut shell if you were to go back and remove the blank cells from both columns, you would be right back where you started, because the order of each list will still be the same. Again, if someone can help me with this I would certainly appreciate it.

To try and post an example of the data would be too difficult. However, I could provide an example in Excel if someone would like mt to forward it. I don't see how to attach a file here on the forum or I just don't understand how it is done.

Regards,

Steve

Sorry, having problems understanding what you need. Post a small example of your data ( 10 or 15 lines, with headings and row numbers) if you can give a before and after, but first read this on how to do it:

http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...

MIKE

Hi Mike, Thanks for looking at my post. I hope this is enough of an example to convey what I'm looking for though...

I've put a comma ( , ) after each column A entry for seperation so that this doesn't get all jumbled up when I post. I don't know of any other way to get clear spacing in a post.

</ColumnA ColumnB

ComponentPart ComponentPart

CBN5305-103 CBN5307-101

1K17-3-3-3 1K17-3-3-3

500-5-531-39 500-5-531-109

500-5-531-3 500-5-531-53

311-3DD M5593-3333

M5593-33 311-3DWW

311-3DW MS57707-35DD

MS57707-35D 500-5-531-39

5513B/AGRAY 500-5-531-3

755-3D1-5 311-3DD

501-5-005-1 M5593-33

7075-T3511QQ-A-500/1130-7577 311-3DW

501-5-131-1 MS57707-35D

501-5-153-59 755-3D1-5

311-3D33 501-5-005-1

501-5-153-5 7075-T3511QQ-A-500/1130-7577

M5593-355 501-5-131-1

MS57707-3DHH 501-5-153-59

501-5-737-19 311-3D33

5311-3D 501-5-153-5

501-5-737-3 M5593-355

M5593-399 MS57707-3DHH

MS57707-3DDDD 501-5-737-9

501-5-737-9 311-3D

311-3D 501-5-737-1

501-5-737-1 M5593-3

M5593-3 MS57707-3D

MS57707-3D 501-5-735-9

After:

ColumnA ColumnB

ComponentPart ComponentPart

CBN5305-103 BlankCell

BlankCell CBN5307-101

1K17-3-3-31K17-3-3-3

BlankCell 500-5-531-109

BlankCell 500-5-531-53

BlankCell M5593-3333

BlankCell 311-3DWW

BlankCell MS57707-35DD

500-5-531-39 500-5-531-39

500-5-531-3 500-5-531-3

311-3DD 311-3DD

M5593-33 M5593-33

311-3DW 311-3DW

MS57707-35D MS57707-35D

5513B/AGRAY BlankCell

755-3D1-5 755-3D1-5

501-5-005-1 501-5-005-1

7075-T3511QQ-A-500/1130-7577 7075-T3511QQ-A-500/1130-7577

501-5-131-1 501-5-131-1

501-5-153-59 501-5-153-59

311-3D33 311-3D33

501-5-153-5 501-5-153-5

M5593-355 M5593-355

MS57707-3DHH MS57707-3DHH

501-5-737-19 BlankCell

5311-3D BlankCell

501-5-737-3 BlankCell

M5593-399 BlankCell

MS57707-3DDDD BlankCell

501-5-737-9 501-5-737-9

311-3D 311-3D

501-5-737-1 501-5-737-1

M5593-3 M5593-3

MS57707-3D MS57707-3D

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Did you read the HOW-TO link I posted?

It explains how to post Excel Tables and VBA codes in these forums.I'll look at what you posted and see what I can do.

MIKE

From a quick look, your going to need VBA code to accomplish what you need. I can get matching lines, IE; Row 15 Column A matches Row 19 Column B,

but cannot move the data with just formulas.Unfortunately my VBA code skill are about nill.

Hopefully someone else will offer some assistance.

MIKE

Hi, I've gone back and used the instruction on how to post the sample. I think it is a little better and can be read now. Anyone that can help me with code to get this to work please do.

Thank you,Steve

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