You are better off using variant arrays rather than cell loops – they are much quicker code wise once the data sets are meaningful. Even thoug the code is longer 🙂
This sample below dumps to column C and D so that you can see the orginal data.
[c1].Resize(lngCnt, 2).Value2 = Application.Transpose(Y) to
[a1].Resize(lngCnt, 2).Value2 = Application.Transpose(Y) to dump over your original data
[Updated with regexp to remove any blanks after
, ie “, band” becomes “band”]
Sub SliceNDice() Dim objRegex As Object Dim X Dim Y Dim lngRow As Long Dim lngCnt As Long Dim tempArr() As String Dim strArr Set objRegex = CreateObject("vbscript.regexp") objRegex.Pattern = "^\s+(.+?)$" 'Define the range to be analysed X = Range([a1], Cells(Rows.Count, "b").End(xlUp)).Value2 Redim Y(1 To 2, 1 To 1000) For lngRow = 1 To UBound(X, 1) 'Split each string by "," tempArr = Split(X(lngRow, 2), ",") For Each strArr In tempArr lngCnt = lngCnt + 1 'Add another 1000 records to resorted array every 1000 records If lngCnt Mod 1000 = 0 Then Redim Preserve Y(1 To 2, 1 To lngCnt + 1000) Y(1, lngCnt) = X(lngRow, 1) Y(2, lngCnt) = objRegex.Replace(strArr, "$1") Next Next lngRow 'Dump the re-ordered range to columns C:D [c1].Resize(lngCnt, 2).Value2 = Application.Transpose(Y) End Sub