The following step-by-step example shows how to delete all rows in Excel that contain specific text.
Step 1: Create the Data
First, let’s create a dataset that shows the ratings of three players on different basketball teams:
Step 2: Find Values with Specific Text
Suppose we would like to delete every row that contains Bad as one of the ratings.
On the Home tab, click the Find & Select icon and then click Find from the dropdown menu:
In the new window that appears, type Bad into the search box and then click Find All.
Then click Ctrl+A to highlight all of the cells that contain the text Bad. Then click Close.
All of the cells that contain Bad will be highlighted.
Step 3: Delete Rows with Specific Text
Next, click the Delete icon on the Home tab and then select Delete Sheet Rows from the dropdown menu:
All of the rows that contained Bad in one of the cells will automatically be deleted:
Notice that none of the remaining rows contain Bad as a player rating in any column.
The following tutorials explain how to perform other common tasks in Excel: