# if replacing text, how do you add an extra row underneath?

Eg I wanted to replace all cells that contain “mike007” with “mike007” and then adding an extra row under that cell that has “moppy” writtenin it, how would you go about doing this? https://i.imgur.com/Gva61j7.png so i want to change it to like this https://i.imgur.com/wlWrcqB.png

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how would you go about doing this

Write a macro.

( 2021-01-02 12:38:32 +0100 )edit

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Hi @michaely,

as Opaque said, you'll most likely need a macro for this.

Here is something that already mostly does what you want. But you might have to patch something to match your exact requirements.

Sub SearchAndDoStuff

Const needle = "mike007"
Const searchRange = "A1:Z100"
Set oSheet = ThisComponent.CurrentController.ActiveSheet
Set oRange = oSheet.getCellRangeByName(searchRange)

For i = oRange.Rows.getCount() - 1  To 0 Step -1   rem bottom up
For j = 0 To oRange.Columns.getCount() - 1
Set oCell = oRange.getCellByPosition( j, i )
idx = InStr(oCell.String,needle)
If (  idx > 0) Then
oCell.String = needle
oSheet.Rows.insertByIndex(i+1,j)  REM Add Row below
oCell = oRange.getCellByPosition( j, i+1 )
oCell.String = "moppy"
Endif
Next
Next
End Sub


Result:

If one need further help, just ask in the comments. Hope it helps.

Update: 2021-01-21

To add a row above the found term, one can use this:

Sub SearchAndDoStuff2

Const needle = "mike007"
Const searchRange = "A1:C6"
Set oSheet = ThisComponent.CurrentController.ActiveSheet
Set oRange = oSheet.getCellRangeByName(searchRange)

jump = False
For i = 0 To oRange.Rows.getCount() - 1
For j = 0 To oRange.Columns.getCount() - 1
Set oCell = oRange.getCellByPosition( j, i )
idx = InStr(oCell.String,needle)
If (  idx > 0) Then
oCell.String = needle
oSheet.Rows.insertByIndex(i,1)
oRange = oSheet.getCellRangeByName(searchRange)
oCell = oRange.getCellByPosition( j, i )
oCell.String = "moppy"
jump=True
Endif
Next
if jump then
i=i+1
endif
jump=False
Next
End Sub


Result:

If one need further help, just ask in the comments. Hope it helps.

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Many thanks!

( 2021-01-02 22:56:09 +0100 )edit

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( 2021-01-03 23:06:00 +0100 )edit

The macro runs almost perfectly, one small problem though - for some reason the macro only runs on cells up to row 99, anything past row 100 it's not inserting any new content

( 2021-01-14 15:16:03 +0100 )edit
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You can change the searchRange from A1:Z100 for example to A1:Z1000 to include rows up to 999, and so on.

( 2021-01-14 17:15:00 +0100 )edit

one quick last question buddy, if I wanted to add an extra row ABOVE (Rather than underneath) can you tell me what change I'd make to the script?

( 2021-01-21 14:32:35 +0100 )edit
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buddy ... is an unusual way to address someone, but ... i dont mind. I updated my answer, but my solution is a little more complex than i personally think it should be, but ... it works. Improvements welcome.

( 2021-01-21 15:57:46 +0100 )edit

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