# How do I select all even or odd rows in Excel

Discussion in 'Microsoft Excel Misc' started by Guest, Oct 30, 2007.

1. ### GuestGuest

In a large file, is it possible to select all even or odd rows quickly?

Guest, Oct 30, 2007

2. ### Ron CoderreGuest

I think if you describe what you utlimately want to do with those rows, we can probably suggest a solution that will work for you.
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Regards,

Ron (XL2003, Win XP)
Microsoft MVP (Excel)

"mmcclain" <> wrote in message news:...
> In a large file, is it possible to select all even or odd rows quickly?

Ron Coderre, Oct 30, 2007

3. ### GuestGuest

Try this for even rows:

Sub evens()
Set r = ActiveSheet.UsedRange
nLastRow = r.Rows.Count + r.Row - 1
Set r1 = Cells(2, 1)
For i = 4 To nLastRow Step 2
Set r1 = Union(r1, Cells(i, 1))
Next
r1.EntireRow.Select
End Sub

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"mmcclain" wrote:

> In a large file, is it possible to select all even or odd rows quickly?

Guest, Oct 30, 2007
4. ### GuestGuest

Maybe add an extra column with two values (0,1) for odd and even rows by
entering 0,1,0,1 down the column. Extend the selection by selecting the first
few values and double-clicking the fill handle (in the bottom right corner of
the selection).

Now you can use Data>Filter>Autofilter to select 0,1 to show alternate rows.

"mmcclain" wrote:

> In a large file, is it possible to select all even or odd rows quickly?

Guest, Oct 30, 2007
5. ### MartinWGuest

Hi Mclain

One way,
In a blank column put 0 in the first cell and 1 in the second
Highlight both cells grab the fill handle and drag down
as far as is needed, hold ctrl and let go of the left button.

You can then use Autofilter to select 0 or 1.

HTH
Martin

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> In a large file, is it possible to select all even or odd rows quickly?

MartinW, Oct 30, 2007
6. ### Ron CoderreGuest

Following the direction of other posts.....

Try something like this:

A1: 1
A2: (blank)

Select A1:A2
Click and HOLD on the drag handle (black box in the lower right corner)
Drag down as far as you need (eg through cell A100).
(That will create a range of alternating numbers and blanks)

While A1:A100 is still selected....
Press [F5]..a shortcut for <edit><go to>
Click [Special]
Check: Blanks
Click [OK]

The even (blank) cells with be selected.

or...
Check: Constants
Click [OK]
to select the non-blank cells.

Is that something you can work with?
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Regards,

Ron (XL2003, Win XP)
Microsoft MVP (Excel)

"Ron Coderre" <> wrote in message news:%...
>I think if you describe what you utlimately want to do with those rows, we can probably suggest a solution that will work for you.
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> Ron (XL2003, Win XP)
> Microsoft MVP (Excel)
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> "mmcclain" <> wrote in message news:...
>> In a large file, is it possible to select all even or odd rows quickly?

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Ron Coderre, Oct 30, 2007
7. ### GuestGuest

My suggestion is to use Advanced filter:

Choose an empty helper column for criteria range, say Z!
Leave empty Z1, enter formula in Z2
=MOD(ROW(A2),2)=0 for even
=MOD(ROW(A2),2)=1 for odd row No!

criteria range/click OK!

Regards,
Stefi

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> In a large file, is it possible to select all even or odd rows quickly?

Guest, Oct 30, 2007